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Interesting mix of releases this week. As always, if you want to buy one of these, click on the image and buy through Amazon so the site can get a few pennies here and there for operational costs. Like booze and gambling debts.
Liam Neeson plays a man with AIDS. No, wait, that was a skit on Life’s Too Short. This has Liam Neeson’s wife, er, daughter, no wait, a drug kingpin’s wife kidnapped and murdered so Neeson has to use a special set of skills to find these people and kill them. All joking aside, I love Neeson. The Taken movies are guilty pleasures and I do want to check this one out.
The cover of this DVD is a bit misleading. Maybe an astronaut’s helmet or a space shuttle would have been better since its about faking a landing on Mars? Look, its Thanos’ dad and OJ Simpson! I vaguely remembering either seeing this or maybe seeing a VHS cover of it when I was a kid.
Based on a Gillian Flynn novel, Gone Girl is centered on Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) as he’s pushed into a media circus following the disappearance of his wife. Yeah, I’m interested in seeing this. I tend to love Fincher and I have never felt burned by one of his films (that counts Dragon Tattoo – which I enjoyed). But how about an opinion from someone who has seen it?
What remains is a clunky, unwieldy and indigestible behemoth of a film. It’s as if David Fincher directed an overlong, unusually dark episode of Desperate Housewives. – Excerpt from Detective Dee’s analysis of the film
This one was made on a $1,000,000 budget but you don’t need money for a good horror films. Except, this doesn’t look like a good horror film. But maybe I’m wrong. The premise is this: man and woman fall in love, get married, have a honeymoon, wife goes crazy or is possessed or something in the woods.
Tagline for this one is “The dead are back for life.” I actually kinda dig the DVD cover art here but I’m not big on ghost fare like this. It takes place in Louisiana so there could be some cool voodoo shit going on here.
I love Lithgow and Molina and I’ve heard good things about this. Lithgow and Molina play a married couple who are forced to live separately with family as they sell their house. I’m sure there will be some laughs in this one and probably have the old heart strings pulled a bit. But love will probably conquer all, right?
Directed by Jason Reitman who did Juno (meh), Thank You For Smoking (awesome) and Up In the Air (pretty good) so who knows how this will be. It has Adam Sandler in it, which could be death knell, but maybe Reitman pulled a P.T.A. and got some goodness from Billy Madison here. The description of this film seems so vague and weird, though: High school teens and their parents navigate how the Internet has changed their relationships. What the fuck? Like, porn? That’s what the Internet is, right? Do they have the Internet on computers now?
Makes sense this is getting a bigger release on DVD. It’s directed by Ava DuVernay, who is getting some love (and nominations) for directing Selma. One of the leads (Omari Hardwick) played Hit-Girl’s stepdad in the original Kick-Ass. What does that have to do with this film? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
Maybe our Asian films specialist Detective Dee has seen this one. A dude moves to China to become rich (?) but instead uses his Kung-Fu skills to survive. Andy On is in it, who starred in Zombie Fight Club. Yes. You read that correctly.
Twin brothers separated at birth. One becomes Elvis and the other becomes Ray Liotta.
Its got Viggo and the latest craze, Oscar Isaac. And Kirsten Dunst too. Viggo plays a conman and Dunst his wife. They meet Oscar and get into some trouble. Not really drawing me in but what is drawing me in is that IMDB says if you like this then you’ll like Cold In July. So maybe its worth a gander.
A German comedy. Is that an oxymoron? Germans can be funny? Yeah, they can. I know this German dude named Markus who is one of the funniest dudes I’ve ever met. This movie? Well, a girl named Helen is in the hospital being treated for an anal fissure and narrates her backstory of sexual practices, hygiene, and drugs. One of the plot keywords on IMDB is “female pubic hair.” Okay, sold.
I watched half of the first episode of this series. It didn’t immediately draw me in but I’ve heard it gets great (then lame, then good again). I plan on giving this a shot someday.
Larry Hagman is dead but even his involvement gave me no interest in watching this. Unless there is a monster with Patrick Duffy as a leg, I’ll probably never watch this version of the show. I did watch reruns of the original show when I was younger and Hagman did have some good moments. But again, he’s dead. Did I mention he was dead?
I’ve seen a few episodes of this show and its pretty fucking funny. I plan to eventually give it a real shot. Matt Leblanc is excellent (yes, you read that correctly) while Chandler can’t hold onto a show for more than 8 episodes and Ross, well, who gives a fuck?
I like Don Cheadle but the commercials for this show have done nothing to get me to want to watch this. But I hear its pretty good. Verdict from the visitors to this site? Watch it or skip it?