Tuesday, July 27, 2010
New DVD Tuesday!
When Ralph Fiennes is accepting junk like this, you know things are bad. The remake of an early 80s cult classic didn't garner quite the affection its predecessor did. Post production installment of 3D graphics didn't do this mess any favors but then again, neither did the writer, director, or actors. It's not what I would call truly awful but it's certainly a far cry from good. Watching this late at night (or drunk) will probably make it more enjoyable.
Repo Men (2010): Jude Law, Forest Whitaker
In the not too distant future artificial organs are available to the masses. Awesome, right? Problem is, if you can't keep up your payments, Jude Law shows up to take your vital bits and pieces back from you. So that sucks. But then later he has a "change of heart" so to speak when he himself is equipped with an artificial ticker and has to go on the run. I'm pretty sure this is bad. In fact, I know it's bad. Yet I can't help but be intrigued by the concept. If done right... okay, there's no way this could have been done right.
New to Blu Ray
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000): Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeow
One of the more visually stunning and original movies of the last decade, I confess I wasn't all that impressed with "Tiger" after my first viewing. It was so well received and reviewed but I just didn't get it. But, maybe it's just a movie a 17 year old (my age in 2000) isn't supposed to get. I might give this a go now that this version is available.