Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Obligatory DVD Release Post 4/12/2011

New Releases:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Friday): It's hard out there for a pimp. Or so Terrence Howard says. Or was it Don Cheadle? Oh they look so much alike, I'm always confusing the two! It's like their twins... oh Hollywood, you lovely devil you. But Uni, you might be asking (or you've just gone ahead and said *screw it* and have scrolled down to the comments) "what does being a pimp have to do with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?" Answer: Nothing. But I would imagine that Emma Watson spends a considerable amount of time paying people to bugger off and stop fantasizing about her, which for the sake of argument I'll just say is the same thing. Besides, we all know the true pimp of the Harry Potter series: Dobby. That's right, you may think he's a lovable house elf, but in those back alley streets he's pulling Wayne Brady's left and right (is that reference too outdated? You know, I don't care). Oh, HPatDHP1 you complete me. Well, half of me because you're only half a movie.

Country Strong: Because deep down everybody knows the best way to overcome alcoholism and depression is a series of lame country ballads sung by Gwyneth Paltrow. Wait, sorry, read my card wrong. That should read "the quickest way to begin alcoholism and depression." Oh silly me, I get those things mixed up all the time. On the plus side I'm on my fifteenth drink already which comes with five complimentary "woooooos." Which reminds me, when did it become acceptable for people to express their joy for drinking and standing around nodding their head by screaming grubbily gook? Is a little bit of diction too much to ask for!? "Why thank you kind sir for inquiring about my mood this fine evening. At the moment I'm enjoying a lovely beverage in this wondrous home with many of my fellow colleagues. Oh and look, that woman has just doffed off all her clothes. How trite."

Marwencol: Because you're worth it. Take that shampoo pushers!

White Material: Well well, look at you, slow moody indie film that makes all the supreme cinematic supremacists drool. Don't you know it was so five years ago to have a disjunctive narrative about a bunch of uninteresting characters trapped in a desolate existence. Yeah, I'm looking at you Crash! Well, monsieur White Material have your little game of baby Hotel Rwanda, I'm sticking with the big boys this week.

Other Releases: Heartless (try surgery), Summer in Genoa (moody Colin Firth for the win?), Farewell (but we hardly knew each other), and Black Heaven (because even you weren't aware of your existence)

Other Goodies:

The Incredibles and Cars (Blu-Ray): Why are they grouped together? Because they're both Pixar and I'm not going to give them credit for double releasing blu-rays of movies they've already made. That being said, Incredibles is almost an all time great and Cars is solid entertainment that doesn't require much thought.

Tracy and Hepburn the Definitive Collection: Seven Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn movies in one package - I don't think this is a tough sell at fifty bucks. Not in the least.

Well folks that's all I've got you for you this week. Enjoy yourself and, as always, happy DVD hunting!

6 better thoughts:

Lesya Khyzhnyak said...

I don't mind purchasing the half a movie DVD. How do you think, should I hush up this fact? :)

The Mad Hatter said...

Nothin; that I wildly need to see this week. My plan for Potter is to rewatch it the day before (or perhaps even the day of) 7.2's release and consider how they play as one long film.

Til then, I'm good.

Red said...

The only reason to buy Harry Potter right now is so that you can watch it the same day that you watch Part 2 in theaters, giving you the ~5 hour movie that you truly deserve. Otherwise, might as well wait until the next one comes out on dvd and get the bundle package.

White Material is one of about 5 or 6 titles that keep me from doing my 2010 year in review.

Castor said...

I will checking out HP 7.1 eventually. I did get started with the first Harry Potter movie. I fell asleep for about 10 minutes halfway through... But like you said, it only gets better from there :)

Univarn said...

@Lesya Nope, don't hush up. I'll probably purchase the movie down the road as well :)

@Mad Sounds like a good idea. I would say night before because you know it's going to be packed that first couple of weekends and the wait may just be deadly if you're aiming for an easy transition. But if you aim for a long one and get a long one - all is according to plan :)

@Red I'll probably get a full eight-set whenever that bundle package comes out (with some extras of course - LOTR style) and that will be good for me.

@Castor There's a demonstrable jump in quality between the second and the third. So much so, watching Columbus thumb around with the first two is worth it in the long run.

Fletch said...

How dare you besmirch the good name of The Incredibles by lumping it with that sickly, diseased Cars. Only troglodytes and lepers enjoy that movie (obviously).

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