I don't often think much about reviews that I've written after I'm done with them, but I can't help but shake the thought that I might have undersold Super 8 a bit. It was a four-star review, but that's a movie that's stuck with me throughout the summer and fall, and I really can't wait to see it again, to the point where I just...might...get...the Blu-Ray. Oh, hell, I think I'll go ahead and make a snap decision and just get it on Amazon. It won't be here until after Thanksgiving, but then I don't think I really need it...oh, man, and if you use the code "Woodward" on Amazon you get an extra five bucks on it. So, 15 bucks for a great movie with a DVD copy I can send to my mom. Alright, done. Amazon, you win again.
Other movies coming out on DVD this week, and I swear to god these are all real:
- Antfarm Dickhole
- Hookers In Revolt
- Moist Fury
- My Stepdad's A Freakin' Vampire!
- Naked Massacre
|1. Super 8|
While mildly uneven, this was definitely one of the best times I've had in a theater this year. Highly recommended if you missed it when it came out.
|2. Conan the Barbarian|
Highly missable if you were recommended it when it came out, apparently, and certainly one of the year's bigger bombs, proving that even a big brand can't help you when you make a $90 million film and forget to make it good.
|3. The Devil's Double|
I've heard a lot about this movie, even if it wasn't entirely positive: the barely-50% RT rating doesn't fill me with confidence, and goddamn if that poster doesn't just creep me right the eff out.
|4. Sarah's Key|
I kind of love Kristen Scott Thomas's choice to just give up on Hollywood and British films and go off and make French movies. If you haven't seen Tell No One, go do that right now and come back in a couple hours.
|5. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World|
I don't know why I put this one so far down the list, but maybe it was because no one liked it. I don't like it, either, and I haven't even seen it.
|6. The Family Tree|
"A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness." Oh, those kookie indie comedies and their wacky quirky plots! I hear it's actually pretty over-the-top in where it goes from there, but then, it also made a shade over six grand during its theatrical run, so I'm guessing word of mouth wasn't fantastic.
|7. 12 Angry Men|
|8. Doctor Who (Reboot)|