Well, another week, another boatload of DVDs hitting store shelves. I'm actually mildly tempted by the prospect of owning X-Men: First Class, but I so rarely buy DVDs that I'm not sure I can justify it. If you haven't seen it, though, I highly recommend you give it a whirl. Maybe you can check out Hanna as well while you wait for it to arrive from Netflix?
|1. X-Men: First Class|
350 million dollars worldwide struck some as a disappointment after Last Stand made 100 million more, but for a reboot with fewer "name" actors on board, it's hard to see where any complaints would come from. More importantly, I was impressed by the levels of quality the creators managed to hit. More emphasis on Xavier and Magneto next time, fewer silly tween mutants, and it's all up from here.
This is one of the few movies of the year that I went out and saw without having to review it. Decent, fun little movie; not a home run by any means, especially w/r/t the ending, but enjoyable enough to recommend.
|3. Everything Must Go|
Sad Will Ferrell? I'm not sure I really want to see that, myself, but I've heard enough positive things about this that I'll probably go ahead and check it out at some point.
|4. Assassination Games|
Oh, Jean-Claude Van Damme. You turned down a role in The Expendables, but you're willing to executive produce direct-to-DVD crap like this? What did we ever do to deserve that? Also, if you're bored, you totally owe it to yourself to click through to this movie's poster and check out the gun of the guy on the bottom. That's an...interesting pistol you have there.
|5. The Arbor|
I've heard really good things about this documentary about an English playwright, but then, it's a documentary about an English playwright, so I figure I'm unlikely to see it either way.
|6. The Entitled|
Kidnap rich people's kids and hold them for ransom? Holy shit, what a devious scheme! The FBI better be worried about this movie inspiring copycats, because...man. This could really turn the world of crime on its head.
|7. Two and a Half Men|
In TV DVDs, we have Two and a Half Men: Season Eight, Community: Season Two, Criminal Minds: Season Six, Fringe: Season Three, The Good Wife: Season Two, The Office: Season Seven, and Parks and Recreation: Season Three.