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DVDs: Dec. 16, 2011

Reviews of the latest movies to hit stores, including ”Contagion,” ”Midnight in Paris,” and more

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Heavenly Creatures (1994, R)
Kate Winslet, Melanie Lynskey Winslet kicked off her big-screen career in this early Peter Jackson film about two teenagers whose obsessive friendship leads to murder. B+

Contagion (2011, PG-13)
Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow A scare-the-crap-out-of-you medical thriller about a viral pandemic. B+

Velvet Goldmine (1998, R)
Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale Todd Haynes’ glittery glam-rock fantasia about a pair of musicians loosely based on David Bowie and Iggy Pop makes its Blu-ray debut. B+

Coming Soon
Midnight in Paris (2011, PG-13)
Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams Woody Allen creates a City of Light that exists solely in the mind of Wilson’s frustrated Hollywood screenwriter. B 12/20

Warrior (2011, PG-13)
Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton A drama about estranged brothers who are both MMA fighters. B 12/20