Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New DVD Tuesday!

Iron Man 2 (2010): Robert Downey, Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
The sequel to 2008's "Iron Man" has been even more successful at the box office, if not from a critical standpoint. This installment finds Tony Stark/Iron Man (Downey) up against a sadistic Russian (Mickey Rourke) out for blood and revenge, a rival weapons developer who wants him out of business (Sam Rockwell), and an illness that is quickly draining his life away. While "IM2" is not quite as strong as the first movie (which could be the second best superhero movie ever), I still liked it an awful lot and very much enjoyed the near-campy dialogue. Also, there are no less than four versions of this movie available for purchase. So it's got that going for it.

Get Him to the Greek (2010): Jonah Hill, Russell Brand
A lowly record label employee (Hill) must get a hard partying rocker (Brand) to Los Angeles in time for a big concert. Two things will probably keep me away from this one altogether (or at least until I'm very bored). 1.) Hill is just like Jack Black: he's good, even great at times, as a supporting actor. He borders on unwatchable in the lead. 2.) I don't get the Russell Brand love fest. This guy is absolutely taking off and I would like to know why. He just isn't funny. I mean, maybe in that "he had five lines in the whole movie and two of them were funny" kind of way but nothing more. If he didn't have a British accent he'd be working on one of the low-rent movie lot rides that I'm currently enjoying on my Disney World vacation. Anyway, I'm not running out to get this one tomorrow.

Scrubs - Season 9 (2009): Donald Faison, John C. McGinley
The final season for the doctors and interns of Sacred Heart. I was a huge, huge, HUGE fan of "Scrubs" for about the first five and a half seasons. At one time, there was no show on TV that could make me laugh out loud in one minute and then bring me to the verge of tears in the next like "Scrubs" could. However, when NBC and the show's creators started wavering back and forth on whether or not they were going to continue to run "Scrubs" or let it have the respectful death it deserved, the show lost its way. I haven't seen Season 8 or 9 which is unfortunate given how much I loved the show once upon a time.

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