New DVD releases include 'MIB III' and 'ParaNorman'

New DVD releases include 'MIB III' and 'ParaNorman'

Lots of choices for movie lovers right now.

This week's crop of new DVD and Blu-ray releases looks decidedly better than last week's stinker(s). With so many different genres to choose from, finding a movie you like to rent or stream will be much easier, I guarantee it.

Some of the most notable new DVD releases this week include Men in Black III, ParaNorman and Lawless. I've only seen one of these in the theater, and I can recommend it. Which one?

Men in Black III was a ton of fun. This third installment in the Men in Black franchise as Agent J (Will Smith) going back in time to team up with a much younger Agent K (Josh Brolin) to avert certain disaster. Along the way, J finds out there are a lot of things that K never told him about. It's a safe bet that the older K (Tommy Lee Jones) has some explaining to do! For fans of the franchise, MIB III is a fun ride.

I haven't seen Lawless, but this drama starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Jessica Chastain (among others) intrigues me. I'll see it for the cast alone. How could I not? Gary Oldman is in it!

The stop-motion animated comedy ParaNorman did quite well in theaters, and received pretty rave reviews from most major critics. I wish we'd caught this while it was out over the summer, but at least now we can see it (finally). It's a PG film, so parents, proceed accordingly. The kiddos will probably love it.

Other notable Blu-ray and DVD releases this week include Sparkle (Whitney Houston's final film) and The Apparition, starring Ashley Green and Sebastian Stan. The Apparition looks really silly, and the reviews were simply atrocious, so I might skip that one.

With so many new DVD choices, what will you see this week?