Top movie spot this time obviously goes to The Dark Knight Rises, but if you don’t have any of the Nolan collection yet you can also pick up The Dark Knight Trilogy and save some money over getting them individually. While I can not recommend the other super hero movie coming out this week anywhere near as highly, Elf-Man should be good fun for families with small children. And for completeness on the super hero front I should also mention the Power Rangers Super Samurai: The Complete Season.

The only TV release worth mentioning this time is Mystery Science Theater 3000 XXV, with yet more silly commentary tracks overlaid on some of the worst movies ever made. I actually enjoy watching these with a group of friends, because everyone in the room starts making comments trying to out-do the ones on the DVD, which can get very entertaining.

The western animation selection this time is machinema, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.

In anime, Bleach The Movie: Hell Verse is a rescue mission for Ichigo’s sisters, to get them out of Hell and back to Karakura town. Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers complete collection is a war of the sexes anime TV series, in which two schools, one for girls and one coed, are merged. The amusing results are generated by the women at the exclusively feminine school who don’t want to see the boys invade there campus. As near as I can tell there are no ghosts, elves, aliens, robots (giant or otherwise), mutants, cat girls, trans-dimensional visitors, time travelers, or any other kind of genre characters in this series. But at least it is a comedy, and I happen to like comedies. Umineko: When They Cry is the third season of this anime franchise to make it to the US. If you liked the earlier ones, this should also be interesting. I should comment that the pictures on the web site bare no resemblance to the plot description, so I hope I got the link right.