Tuesday, June 1, 2010
New DVD Tuesday!
Alice in Wonderland (2010): Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Mia Wasikowska - An visually imaginative retelling of the classic "Alice" story. As with Terry Gilliam who I wrote about last week, Tim Burton is weird visionary and you generally either really like him or really don't. His version of "Alice" is solid if a little underwhelming in the story department.
Burn Notice Season 3 (2009): Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell - A USA original series centering on a spy who gets deactivated and blacklisted. I keep hearing that this show is awesome but I've never watched an episode myself. With the summer season looking bleak, I may have to try to catch up for season 4.
Wolfman (2010): Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt - Though reviews were poor, I find myself nonetheless a bit interested. Without having seen it, this seems to be one of those movies that couldn't decide what it's identity was going to be and failed to really hit on anything. Still, that's a solid cast...
New to Blu-Ray -
War of the Worlds (2005): Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins - Another retelling of a classic. I haven't seen this since it debuted in theaters, may need to check it out again. Good film, but unlike most of Spielberg's work, it lacked flow and just felt roller coastery.
Bad Boys (1995): Will Smith, Martin Lawrence - Two LA cops with drastically different lifestyles team up to stop bad guys. Sort of "The Odd Couple" with explosions. I thought this was a fun throwaway movie for a long time but tried to watch it again recently and had to stop 20 minutes in. It's just so Michael Bay, can't hardly stand it.