Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New DVD Tuesday

New Releases -
Dear John (2010): Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried - Your typical good/rich girl falls in love with rough street kid against the wishes of her family. Street kid then goes back to war and the rest of the movie is told through pieces of letters they write to each other. Or something like that, anyway. Movies based on books by Nicholas Sparks are not for this guy.

The Road (2009): Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall - An incredibly grim, depressing look at a post-apocalyptic future in which a father and son attempt to survive. One of the bleakest films I've seen in a while but definitely substantial.

True Blood: Season 2 (2009): Vampires and stuff. People seem to like this. But then again, people seem to like "Twilight," too, whereas I feel like I could potentially fill an entire blog with entries on why "Twilight" sucks. Alas, I remain on the outside of pop culture society. Meh.

New to Blu-Ray -
Spartacus (1960): Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier - A slave leads his people in an uprising against their Roman rulers. Shamefully, I have never seen this classic piece of filmmaking. Maybe now that a Blu-Ray is available, I'll give it a go. On a side note, there's a Starz original series based around the "Spartacus" story and it is retched. Just thought that needed to be mentioned.

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