The holiday shopping season is upon us and the studios will be putting anything and everything on the market for you gift procrastinators like myself. Enjoy a rich selection this week!
Inception (2010) - Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon Levitt
It's a shame that this movie had to come out in the summer. By the time award season roles around, I'm afraid its greatness will be all but forgotten. If it's not the best movie I've seen this year, it's the second best and it will undeniably have a major impact on the movie industry for years to come. Truly a masterful film.
Shrek Forever After (2010) - Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy
The final movie in a so-so franchise that has made an absurd amount of money, this installment takes a page from "It's a Wonderful Life" and explores the kingdom of far, far away if Shrek never existed. Certainly better than "Shrek the Third" but not nearly as strong as "Shrek 2," it's a fitting if shallow end to the series.
ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary Series - Volume 1 (2009-2010)
To commemorate its 30th anniversary, ESPN commissioned 30 separate documentaries to highlight some of the best sports stories that have occurred since the network's inception. I have seen 14 of the first 15 and all of them are outstanding pieces of filmmaking. Could not ask for better Christmas gift for a sports fan.
Boy Meets World Season Four - Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel
FINALLY!!! Not sure if I've written much about my absolute obsession with "Boy Meets World" but trust me when I say that it is a very real and more than a little sad fascination. This was without question my favorite show growing up and I'm not ashamed to say that my DVR is set to record two episodes a day at 6 am. I've even got hand signals with a couple of my fellow "Worlders" to signify our shared love. Despite its worldwide popularity, Disney has never released any seasons of this series past number 3 until now and I can't tell you how thrilled I am with their decision. Thanks, Disney!