Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New DVD Tuesday

Red (2010) - Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
A group of aging CIA retirees get the band back together to track down the people trying to kill them. Not sure how, in a crappy movie year like 2010, that I missed this one but somehow I did. I've seen mixed reviews but I'm still very interested. Review to come soon, I would guess.

Secretariat (2010) - Diane Lane, Chris Cooper, John Malkovich
The story of the most famous race horse in American history, John Malkovich. No, I mean Secretariat. Meh. I'm sure this is a nice, feel-good movie but I'm completely uninterested on two fronts: 1.) Horses; 2.) Diane Lane. I'm just not digging either of these components. Out.

Saw 3D (aka Saw 7) (2010) - Who cares
Do I need to sum this up? Didn't think so. If you're into terribly formulaic horror movies I'm sure you've already seen this. Otherwise, just move right along.

Like Dandelion Dust (2010) - Barry Pepper, Mira Sorvino, Cole Hauser
The lives of two families from different circumstances collide through the life of one boy. This is supposed to be a very real, gritty look at parenting from a Christian perspective. Let me say this: as both a Christian and a serious film lover, I usually run from Christian movies faster than I do just about anything else. The general lack of quality offends me as a movie buff and a Christian. With that said, I am really looking forward to this and hoping that it's a breakthrough for this medium. And Soap Box Office favorite Barry Pepper definitely helps.

Nowhere Boy (2010) - Aaron Johnson, Kristen Scott Thomas
Tracks the teenage years of John Lennon (Johnson). This kind of came and went without much fanfare here in the States but has gotten generally positive reviews. The trailer didn't do much to sell me, however, so I believe I will turn my attention elsewhere.

New to Blu Ray
Broadcast News (1987) - William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks
An inside look at a popular news station. I tried to watch "Broadcast News" a year or so ago and I just could not get through it. I stopped and started probably five times but ultimately gave up and deleted it from my DVR. I'm not really sure why. It won a TON of awards and it's got a great cast but I couldn't get into it. May have to try again with this Criterion Collection edition.

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