New DVD options this week include family animated fun, adult comedies and horror

New DVD options this week include family animated fun, adult comedies and horror

Best picks include 'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Madagascar 3.'

Okay movie fans, get ready, because this week, one of what I think is the year's best movies is finally out on DVD. I'm talking about the Wes Anderson-directed comedy Moonrise Kingdom. I've been patiently waiting on this release so I could tell everyone how much I loved this movie. So far, it is definitely in my top five films of 2012. If quirkiness is your thing, see this film as soon as possible.

If quirky comedies aren't your thing, you've got a lot of additional new DVD options this week, including the animated family film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, the Adam Sandler comedy That's My Boy and the horror flick Chernobyl Diaries. How's that for variety?

I've only seen one of this week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases, but it was a doozy: I honestly can't say enough good things about Moonrise Kingdom. I adore Wes Anderson, and the cast in this snappy comedy is stellar: Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, and so on. I think Moonrise Kingdom might have a shot at a best picture Academy Award nomination, and certainly it deserves a nod for best original screenplay. Don't miss this movie.

Parents, listen up: Your kids will adore Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. That's the word from my best friend and mom-of-two, who tells me that her kiddos loved this installment in the series as much as the previous two. She actually added that she liked it as much as the first Madagascar movie too. So there you go...I'd snag this quickly!

The other two big DVD releases this week seem...well...awful to me, but I could be wrong. I'm really not hip on Adam Sandler's comedy films at all (especially the junk that's come out over the past couple of years), but That's My Boy might be okay. Proceed with caution, knowing it might be utterly terrible. And the newest horror DVD movie release, Chernobyl Diaries, looks absolutely awful. Can any horror fans out there who've seen it confirm that it's bad? Either way, it's out, so again, proceed knowing that it might be a colossal waste of time.