Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New DVD Tuesday

Battle: Los Angeles (2011) - Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena
An alien force invades earth with a full scale assault and it's up to a small group of Marines and their soon-to-be-retired leader (Eckhart) to hold down the fort. I'm still surprised by the fervent backlash "BLA" received from critics. It's far from a masterpiece but I would again say that as far as mindless, action-packed entertainment goes, it fulfills its promise.

Red Riding Hood (2011) - Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman
A modern-day retelling of the whole "little girl visiting her grandmother is attacked by a sneaky wolf" as directed by the woman who brought you "Twilight." So, needless to say, I'm uninterested. Even Gary Oldman can't get me to rent this sucker. Sorry, Gary, our understanding only goes so far.

Hall Pass (2011) - Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate
Two buddies (Wilson and Sudeikis) are given a week off from marriage by their respective wives (Fischer and Applegate). Shenanigans ensue. Love Wilson and Sudeikis but the Farrelly Brother's brand of humor hasn't aged well for me nor has it really changed. I was completely uninterested in this film when it opened a few months ago and that feeling hasn't changed.

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) - Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson
You know what, I'm not even going to summarize this one. I do my best, dear readers, not to slip into Film Snobbery. The movie industry is, after all, entertainment at its very core. But "films" like this...well, I just don't have any patience for a second sequel to an original movie that sucked in the first place. No thanks.

New to Bluray Pick of the Week or Whenever I Feel Like It
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009) Ultimate Editions - Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
If you're a fan of this series, this series is the best Special Edition package since the "Lord of the Rings" boxsets. Tons of extras, extended and deleted scenes, and a host of documentaries. Just awesome stuff. You can (read: "I have") spend hours and hours on each film and still want more. I pre-ordered them both, hope to have them in my possession tomorrow.

New to Blu
The Cincinnati Kid (1965) - Steve McQueen, Ann Margaret, Karl Malden
Point Break (1991) - Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey

Also New
Kill the Irishman (2011) - Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken
The Glades: Season 1 (2010) - Matt Passmore, Alexis Windsor
Haven: Season 1 (2010) - Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Nicholas Campbell
Jackass 3.5 (2011) - Johnny Knoxville

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