Tuesday, August 10, 2010

DVD Tuesday!

No Movie News Today today as there's just not much happening. The summer doldrums are hitting hard. Hopefully we'll get some valuable info tomorrow.

Date Night (2010): Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg
A suburban couple caught in a rut hit the town and are mistaken for a pair of thieves, resulting in an all night chase around New York. Carell and Fey are a perfect on screen couple and both have strong moments throughout. I very much enjoyed this movie when I saw it and it has since grown on me even more.

Death at a Funeral (2010): Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan
Shenanigans take place at a funeral of a family's patriarch. I refuse to see this movie and almost didn't even include it in DVD Tuesday. To take an English language film from THREE FREAKING YEARS AGO and reshoot the whole thing, sometimes scene-for-scene, but with black actors instead of British actors is embarrassing and should be offensive to the African American community. It's as if to say you can't enjoy a movie unless the cast is black. Boycott.

New to Blu Ray
What's Up Doc? (1972): Barbara Steisand, Ryan O'neal
I vaguely remember my mom watching this movie over and over but I'm not sure I'm quite equipped to summarize it beyond what's on IMDB. Regarding Streisand: not a fan. I get that she has/had talent, I just don't care. It's a generational thing I think.

Vacation (1983) and European Vacation (1985): Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo
Classic 80s comedies finally on Blu Ray. Speaking candidly, I'm not sure I've ever seen these movies all the way through. I mean, I've seen them but I haven't seen them, you know? I have no idea what happens or even which hi jinks happen in which of these movies. I know "Christmas Vacation" very well and unfortunately have had numerous encounters with "Vegas Vacation" but I feel quite vague on these two. Maybe the blu rays are in my near future.

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