Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New DVD Tuesday!

Blogger was being contrary yesterday so there was no Box Office Monday. "Shrek Forever After" won the weekend again. Yeah.

New Releases -
Shutter Island (2010): Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo
Two US Marshals head to a psychiatric facility for the criminally insane, located on a remote island, to track down a missing inmate. Twists and turns abound. Brilliantly acted with a very strong storyline, the only real problem for me is the striving for significance rather than just telling a darn good story. It has grown on me, though, since my original review.

From Paris with Love (2010): John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
One spy or something like a spy is placed on a mission with another spy who does things a little more flamboyantly. Kill me. There is nothing, NOTHING, that could entice me to see Travolta struggle to hold on to that very last piece of "stardom." Give. It. Up.

New to Blu Ray -
Caddyshack (1980): Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray
The classic sports comedy that just about everyone over the age of 33 knows and loves. Personally, I've got to say, SERIOUSLY overrated. Murray is gold and Chevy has a few moments that make you understand why he was a major player in the comedy world for a while, but overall, "Caddyshack" is just not that good. I think it's one of those that you love if you saw it in 1980. I'm sure my kids won't get the brilliance of "Can't Hardly Wait."

The Illusionist (2006): Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti
A magician at the turn of the century (I think) tries to battle the class system to obtain the love of his childhood sweetheart while fighting against the Crown Prince. This little gym got swallowed up due to the absolute retardation of the studio's decision to release it right before the much more known and hyped magician movie "The Prestige." I really like "The Illusionist," though, and it's definitely worth a watch. Ed Norton brings it to a level that makes even Jessica Biel look good.

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