Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New DVD Tuesday!

Marmaduke (2010): Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, Lee Pace
This is one of the most hastily thrown together films I can remember. It came out of nowhere, barely made a mark in theaters, and now hits DVD shelves two months later. If you needed further reason not to see this thing, it has a rating of 2.6 (out of 10) on IMDB. Yikes.

Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010): Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson
Movies like this make me wish I had a friend with billions of dollars just so I could have him offer me a ridiculous some of money in exchange for seeing this so that I could turn it down. Seriously, if I'm being honest, I think it might take $50,000 to get me to watch this piece of crap or any of Tyler Perry's "works." Just awful.

Harry Brown (2009): Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer
A film about a British ex-soldier who goes on a vigilante bender after his best friend is murdered. I'm quite interested in this film as it's garnering some mild Best Actor buzz.

Sons of Anarchy Season 2 (2009): Ron Pearlman, Katey Segal, Charlie Hunam
I'm as excited about this as I have been about anything that's hit the shelves in the last 3 months. FX does TV better than any of the networks these days. Season 1 of "Sons," about a biker gang in small town California, was outstanding. I came late to this party so this will all be new to be but I can hardly wait to get started.

Flash Forward (2010): Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Sonya Walger
The show that was supposed to be ABC's replacement for "LOST" and one of the bigger disappointments in recent memory. The first 4 or so episodes are strong to quite strong...and then it falls off a cliff. When I tell you I didn't watch the last 8 episodes, please understand that I NEVER give up on a show between episode 3 and the end of the season. If this pops up on instant queue I might check it out but I won't go out of my way.

Vampire Diaries, The Middle, NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
I don't care AT ALL about any of these shows but their debut seasons are, in fact, hitting shelves today.

And now the real reason I've chosen today as my return from the disabled list:
New to Blu Ray:
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004): Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate
A cult classic, an elite comedy, and one of the most quotable movies in the history of the cinema. To say I love "Anchorman" would be to say Michael Jordan was a good basketball player. Aside from "Star Wars", no movie more frequently enters my mind than this one. I've named fantasy football teams after this movie. Heck, I might name a child Ron Burgundy if I can sneak it onto the birth certificate when my wife isn't looking. I am STOKED that it's finally getting the blu-ray treatment.

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