Hyde Park on Hudson
Release Date: April 9, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
No, Hyde Park on Hudson may not be the best presidential film of 2012—thanks a lot, Lincoln—but it is the one that is nearest to our hearts, as well as our homes. The action takes place in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Dutchess County estate, where the King and Queen of England stayed during a landmark visit to the United States. Bill Murray, who lives in nearby Rockland County, won positive reviews for his portrayal of FDR.
30 Rock: Season Seven
Release Date: April 30, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Whether we like to admit it or not, we’ve all had Liz Lemon moments at the office. What do we do now that 30 Rock is over, and no one’s around to show us how to make Lemonade? Our plan: Get the seventh—and last—season on DVD, and watch it on a loop, living in denial that the show is no longer airing new episodes.
John Dies at the End
Release Date: April 2, Magnolia Home Entertainment
Director Don Coscarelli earned genre acclaim for his culty movie Bubba Ho-Tep—you know, the one where Elvis and JFK team up to fight a mummy—and he returns with a tale equally head-scratching. In it, two college dropouts take a mysterious drug called “soy sauce” that has them fighting demons, traveling across dimensions, and generally trying to save humanity. Seek it out if you’re looking for something with that midnight-movie feel.
Home Theater: Three New Releases to Buy in April 2013
What to add to your queue this month: Hyde Park on Hudson, 30 Rock: Season Seven, John Dies at the End