Tuesday, December 28, 2010
New DVD Tuesday
An aging hitman (Clooney) begrudgingly takes on one final assignment. While falling in love with an Italian prostitute and forming a bond with a local priest, his paranoia reaches an all time high as he suspects his employer is trying to kill him. Though decent enough, the best words I can think of to describe "The American" are dull and forgettable.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) - Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller
The fourth movie in this video game-inspired series, I honestly have no idea what this one is about because, let's be honest, it doesn't matter. If you're going to see this movie, you're going to see it even if the plot centers around an underground figure skating competition. For reasons I myself can't quite understand, I've seen all three of the previous installments and all of them ranged between "outstandingly mediocre" and "down right awful." I think I've reached my limit on this series.
New to Blu Ray
Derailed (2005) - Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel
I only highlight this movie because we're getting such slim pickin's this week. I DESPISE "Derailed." It is easily one of my ten least favorite movies of all time. It was my lowest rated movie of 2005 and let's not forget that 2005 included such pooptastic fare as "Must Love Dogs" and "Four Brothers." I just wanted to mention it here so that no one makes the mistake of renting, buying, or reading the back cover of this piece of crap. Consider yourself warned.