Did you know that John Wilkes Booth didn't act alone? That even as he shot Abraham Lincoln, he had accomplices making their own unsuccessful strikes on the Vice President and the Secretary of State? You didn't? Well, now you do. So, unless you want to learn more about what a kangaroo court looked like in 1865, or how bitter things were between Northerners and Southerners in the dwindling days of the Civil War, there's really no other reason to see The Conspirator. Unless, of course, you need yet another object lesson about how no matter the progress we make, history tends to repeat itself.
The Dude abides, Jane Eyre pines and Ginnifer Goodwin borrows her best friend's fiance in this week's batch of DVD releases.