Russell Crowe's western, "3:10 to Yuma," is the highest profile home video release today, but several other films lower on the radar are worth queuing up on your Netflix list.
Filmmaker Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" is a sci-fi horror flick, and the film he passed on "21 Weeks Later" to make. Set aboard a starship that's on a mission to reignite the dying sun, the film treads the isolation-in-space themes you've seen in many movies before, but in a fresh way. Even when it veers dangerously close to B-movie slasher mayhem near the end, it avoids plunging over the edge.
"Joshua," starring Sam Rockwell, is a tense, psychological drama about a family who, now that they've raised a monster, try to survive him.
And the indie film "Smiley Face," starring Anna Faris, is a well-reviewed slacker comedy tracking the misadventures of a girl who unsuspectingly eats some "special" cupcakes. Without giving away too much of the fun, we can say that she ends up trying to figure out to do with the original manuscript of the "Communist Manifesto" in her possession.
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All four films are rated R.