The Coen Brothers

The 7 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Man Up’

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After a brief, Sundance-induced hiatus last week, our home media column is back and our cup runneth over – seven movies this week instead of the customary five. (But if it evens it out for you, at least three are movies most other critics don’t recommend.) The spectrum this week runs from a Best Picture nominee to a first-person dating documentary to a charmingly goofy rom-com; a little something for everyone, in other words, even you fans of mediocre Bill Murray movies.
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Hey, Here’s a ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Featurette and Some Character Posters

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The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! is coming down the pipeline, with a release date of February 5. The film, which stars so many of Hollywood’s finest actors (George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill) in a massive whodunnit set against the backdrop of Hollywood’s Golden Age, is probably going to be an incredible critical success, and also very pretty. Yet, the studio has blessed us with even more pretty stuff. 
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The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’

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This column will take a hiatus next week due to a little trip to Park City, Utah, but not to worry – thanks to a particularly heavy week of new disc releases, we’ve bulged past our usual five recommendations to six. And they’re good ones: one of last year’s best indies, two terrific late summer/early fall studio pictures, a pair of must-haves from the Criterion Collection, and a forgotten horror thriller that’s worth a curiosity glance.
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