Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Obligatory DVD Release Post 6/1/2010

Heroin or Heroine. When these two get mixed up, films become infinitely better. So remember future directors of America, be specific. In Hollywood the two mean roughly the same thing. Now, time for this week's DVD's.

New Releases

Alice in Wonderland: If you were to take everything I loved about the original Alice in Wonderland. Whack it up a bit, increase the mumble factor by 5, and dull down the plot to scotch tape then, then you just about got this latest revisiting. Proof that shiny pictures are easily sway the opinion of film goers. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, damned if I know anymore. My Review

The Wolfman: Speaking of mumbling. I'm convinced somewhere in cinema there's a mumble scale. It goes from 1 to Benicio Del Toro. Dustin Hoffman's character Mumbles in Dick Tracy was about as understandable as Del Toro. Then again, we at least get the fun of watching Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving, so all may not be lost on this film. And of course Emily Blunt. Heck, maybe I'll watch it after all.

Other Releases: U2 - 360 at the Rose Bowl, Small Town Saturday Night, The Red Baron, For My Father, Stranger

Other Goodies:

Man With No Name Trilogy (Blu-Ray): Since Clint turned 80 yesterday, today has officially become RELEASE ALL CLINT EASTWOOD MOVIES ON BLU-RAY DAY. Or, as I like to call it, RACEMEBR (well, it's almost a cool word). You've got this, and a variety of other collections being released. But the guy is awesome 80 years old. Can still kick the ass of 99% of our population (if only he would. Can I offer up Justin Bieber & the Jonas Bros for a kickoff tour?)

That's all I got for you. So, now that we're done talking about movies. Back to heroin and heroines. Remember, only one of them you're allowed to snort. The other results in lawsuits, and a mass amount of screaming. Yeah, drug dealers are getting weird. :P That's all folks.

5 better thoughts:

Heather said...

No interest here in The Wolfman. In fact I never really had any.

I liked Alice though I feel the film was more geared towards children than adults, and I think us tall folk were a bit disappointed that it wasn't more "R" rated. I know I was. I still dug it though.

SugaryCynic said...

Saw both, had more fun at Wolfman. It is sillier than Alice in Wonderland but in a good way. Anthony Hopkins seems to be having a grand ol' time and Hugo Weaving pretty much was just British Smith. During Alice I was just bored and also creeped out by the Mad Hatter and his weird little dance. Helena Bonham Carter was the only good thing about it for me.

Castor said...

No interest in both films :( Such a boring week.

Danny King said...

For some reason I was just never inspired to write a review of "Alice in Wonderland." I guess it happens from time to time. It's not that I hated it or anything, but whenever I'd sit down to try and write something, I really struggled to come up with the right words.

The Mad Hatter said...

I seem to be one of the few defenders of ALICE, and continue to believe that it wors pretty well as a movie intended for kids...flawed as it is.

I can't believe I forgot all about the U2 dvd while i was out spending birthday loot yesterday. They're only my favorite band and all!

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