Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Obligatory DVD Post December 1, 2009

Well it's that time again. The last of the leaves fall off the trees as we begin our constant attempts to regain feeling in certain body parts while inside. Ah yes, it's finally December. So sit back, relax, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy my musings over today's DVD releases.

New Releases:

Night of the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - You know when developing a love story arc you should really avoid the Human-Wax Model angle... it's a bit creepy. Granted who wouldn't fall in love with Amy Adams regardless of her stature? There's no denying this movie is intended for kids, heck one of them manages to hack (because hacking is such an easy thing to do) into the Smithsonian... ah yes, the stories we build our kids upon!

Terminator Salvation: WHY ARE YOU YELLING? I'M NOT YELLING ARRRRRGH! WHAT ARE YOU!!!!??? That about sums up my experience watching Salvation. McG you made a great commercial, just enough to peak my interest, and yet you still managed to fail to live up to my already limited expectations.

Paper Heart: Hmmm a sort of fake documentary dealing with love, centering around a rumored romance, but not really either? Ugh I'm so confused!!! Please somebody please simplify!

The Brooklyn Heist: Signs your movie sucks - When you're only marketing effort is the Twitter account of your main star.

Other Releases: End Game, The Girl in the Park, Flame & Citron, White Out, Death Warrior

Blu-Ray Goodies:

The Mask of Zorro: Are you ready for a revolution! Ok, so maybe not a whole won, but the insane difference in quality between Mask of Zorro and it's awful sequel, Legend of Zorro, is mind boggling, you have to see it. Oh, and if for no other reason than to see Anthony Hopkins play a Spaniard!

Snatch: It's a shame Guy Ritchie peaked so early. In honor of his short career as a successful director you can buy Snatch, watch it, enjoy it, and then remember all the wasted potential. Note: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels is also out on Blu-Ray today!

The Green Mile: Get the tissues handy, The Green Mile is now going to force out fountains for the Darabont fans everywhere. Granted I've seen this movie several times (it's almost always on TV) and love it with each viewing, really a powerful film all around.


Alright, that's a wrap for today's Obligatory DVD Post. There's a lot of middle of the road films being released this week, but a few hidden gems if you look for them! Good luck, and happy film hunting!

4 better thoughts:

DEZMOND said...

I'd never choose Antony Hopkins as the main reason to watch THE MASK OF ZORRO, not while Catherine Zeta Jones is in it too, making it the primary reason to watch it and enjoy it (or her) :))

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

Dito to Dezmond's comment, I think the horse barn scene is the highlight of the film. ;) Never seen the sequel, but I know they have a kid in it and I thoroughly hate when they do that, usually ends up truly ruining the film, kinda like The Mummy Returns.

Tom said...

I want to see "Paper Heart"

trendkiler said...

Red Canyon is being released on DVD December 15th at Amazon.com. Can't wait for this!

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