Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Obligatory DVD Release Post 06/14/2011

Do not move a muscle or the Tyrannosaurus Shakey Cam will attack!

New Releases:

Battle: Los Angeles: Oh, Jonathan Liebesman, you had us all fooled. Trying to sneak in a sleeper promising directorial effort with The Killing Room. Not saying it's a good film - just showed potential. Of course, when you host Nic Cannon as a center boy and selling point, it doesn't take much to show promise. Now, I do admit you stepped up to the A-League with the Eckhart pickup, but you failed to recognize Eckhart is not a stand alone commodity. No, the cast of second rate television makers didn't help your cause either. Shuffling talent like Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan to the background sure wasn't a smart move. Don't even get me started on Michelle Rodriguez. Then again, you could have bothered to just make a good film. Weird, I know.

Hall Pass: Hey look it's a bunch of grown men pretending to be young men, with a label in reference to adolescents! Hilarious! Excuse me while I go and put the finishing touches on my memoir 'Wedgies' - the trying but sardonic dark comedy about a group of young men who get to be middle aged through collecting the souls of youth. Haha! You're interested aren't you? I win.

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen: Correct me if I'm off pace here but I'm pretty sure there's been at least more than one fist in the history of all humanity. Not to mention, I'm sure a few others have some damned decent stories to go along with them. So what does this guy have that gets him the title 'the fist' and copyright to the entirety of that tale. Seems a bit presumptuous. Maybe I'll start my own legend, and get a movie deal for myself one day - "Legend of the Kneecap: Rise of Univarn!" Hey, has a nice ring to if you don't mind me saying so.

Red Riding Hood: You know what this movie needed? Tony Montana. Just saying.

Other Goodies:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Collector's Edition): Also known as - wait one or two years and get a full collectors box set of the whole shebang. Or wait twenty years and get to watch interviews with the kids, and play the game "which one has fattened up the most?"

The Makioka Sisters (Criterion): *shrug* It's Criterion... wish I could say more.

Insignificance (Criterion): See prior comment.

The Cincinnati Kid (Blu-Ray): How Karl Malden, Edward G. Robinson, and Steve McQueen managed to escape this film without forming their own three-piece boy band is beyond me.

Well that's all I've got for you today, happy hunting!

1 better thoughts:

Yojimbo_5 said...

Isn't "The Cincinatti Kid" a hoot? Here's one to watch: "A Big Hand for a Little Lady." Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, western, character actors up the cactus wazoo...not art, but you won't regret it.

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