Monday, July 5, 2010

New DVD Tuesday!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009): Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace
The Swedish version of the first book in the acclaimed series (that is a mouth full of a sentence), this thing is getting serious momentum as it makes its debut in the States. The books have gotten crazy hype in the last couple of years and David Fincher ("Seven", "Zodiac") will be directing the Hollywood version before too long. This could be the biggest DVD debut of a foreign film in history. I almost never watch a subtitled movie on DVD because my ADD kicks in and I just can't pay attention. But I might make an exception here to see what all the fuss is about.

Brooklyn's Finest (2010): Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle
I believe this is your typical "one friend is a cop, one friend is a crook, and now their worlds are colliding" plot line. But this time with Richard Gere! Yay! Seriously, though, I have a weird attracted to Antoine Fuqua-directed films and the opportunity to see Wesley Snipes in a movie that is not straight-to-DVD is intriguing enough to talk myself into this at some point. OK, maybe I'll be renting it tomorrow, shame faced and disappointed in myself.

A Single Man (2009): Colin Firth, Matthew Goode, Julianne Moore
The story of a British man (Firth) in the 1960s trying to stay closeted while dealing with the death of his lover (Goode). Not really my type of film on any level. Still, Firth was nominated for an Oscar for his performance here, one that has been praised as the work of a lifetime.

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