Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Whiplash" (2014)

This week's blu-ray choice is a newly minted Oscar winner, having just won Supporting Actor, Editing and Sound Mixing at the Academy Awards on Sunday. I actually wasn't the biggest fan of this movie, even though Simmons is great and it gets your heart pounding like crazy, which is an achievement for a film about jazz music, right? But many who did see it really loved it, which is how such a tiny film won 3 Oscars in the first place. As far as general audiences go however, hardly anyone saw this movie in theaters, so now might be the time to check it out- it's quite an adrenaline rush.