Tuesday, March 29, 2011
New DVD Tuesday
A revamped version of Rapunzel, "Tangled" revolves around a kidnapped princess (Moore) and the golden hearted thief (Levi) who shows her the adventure she's always dreamed of. This is without question the best product Disney Animation has put out in 10 or 15 years and brought back the magic the studio has been sorely lacking. It really surprised me how much I liked this movie. Might even be buyable.
Black Swan (2010) - Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
This psychological thriller centers on a naive young ballerina (Portman) who is given the role of a lifetime but finds it difficult to adjust to the demands being placed upon her. Director Darren Aronofsky essentially screws with your mind for an hour and a half and asks you to decide for yourself if what you see on screen was real or not. Portman won her first Oscar for this role, which was well deserved, but the overall movie was only better than average for me.
Mad Men: Season 4 (2010) - Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks
AMC's smash hit about an advertising agency in the 50s is up next on my To Watch list. Seasons 1-3 are sitting on my TV stand just waiting to be viewed. Can't wait.
New to Blu
Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997), and Scream 3 (2000) - Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette
I never saw "Scream 2" and for reasons unknown even to me, I saw "Scream 3" at least 3 times in the theater. It was terrible. But the original "Scream" could be considered the premiere horror movie of its time period. Now, I don't see many horrors; not a fan. But "Scream" jacked with me. It's the first scary movie I ever saw that (SPOILER ALERT) has two villains. Up until that point, you could always just run from the knife wielding psycho and if you were fast enough, you could get away. But if he's got a knife-wielding psycho accomplice? Nothing you can do, man.
Teen Wolf (1985) - Michael J. Fox
Okay, so "Teen Wolf" doesn't exactly hold up. I saw part of it recently and wow, it's kind of awful in an incredible well. But come on, who doesn't love MJF and how can you not enjoy him in his Alex P. Keaton prime playing basketball as a mutant wolf?! And how has this not been given the remake treatment? Surely Zac Efron would be up for this.
Also New to Blu
All Good Things (2010) - Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst
Awakenings (1990) - Robert De Niro, Robin Williams
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) - Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds
Fair Game (2010) - Naomi Watts, Sean Penn
Treme: Season One (2010) - John Goodman, Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown