After what seems like a long wait (it has been available on Zune for several weeks), The Grey is finally out on DVD today. Liam Neeson plays a bad-ass trying to survive the Alaskan wilderness? Yes please. I had not heard of it, but Chronicle actually also looks like a pretty interesting watch. It explores the lives of 3 high school kids that have super-hero powers. I love the actual super-hero movies, and this seems like a cool look at what would happen if someone gained these powers in a totally realistic way. There was also big Academy Awards buzz around both Rampart and Albert Nobbs, but mostly for the stellar performances of the actors.
The anti-Avengers superhero film. Three "normal" high school students make a discovery that allows them to develop uncanny superpowers. The friends start to learn to control their new abilities, but then it also explores what starts to happen when their darker sides take over. I'm not sure about the found footage device, but this looks pretty solid.
|2. The Grey|
It's Liam Neeson battling the Alaskan wilderness after being stranded with a group of oil-rig roughnecks after their plane crashes. Just watch it already.
|3. The Devil Inside|
If you have a thing for horrid horror movies watch this. If you do not, don't watch this.
|4. One for the Money|
The only thing I hate more than Katherine Heigl in a movie is Katherine Heigl in a movie with a bad Jersey accent. The 98% rotten rating on rottentomatoes seems to agree with me.
Woody Harrelson is a bad cop, And by bad I don't mean useless I mean one of the most awful and corrupt cops that has ever been on screen. I can only hope that this movie is complete fiction, but Harrelson's performance makes you think it is a real story which is truly terrifying.
|6. Albert Nobbs|
Possibly worth watching to see Glenn Close's turn as a woman forced to live as a man in 19th Century Ireland. She was nominated for several awards for the performance, which is really the only thing this movie has to offer.
|7. Norwegian Wood|
Based on Huruki Murakami's novel, the story of two love stories and a man who must chose between his past and present.
|8. Hell on Wheels|
Season 1 of the AMC western is out on DVD today. I missed it on air, but thinking a marathon might be in order.
|9. Born Yesterday|
A slew of Mill Creek movies were released on Blu-Ray Disc today and Melanie Griffith's Born Yesterday was one of them. I loved this movie so much as a child and I will like to re-visit a time when her face wasn't plastic.
|10. New York Stories|
Another in the Mill Creek BD release, whether you are a Woody Allen fan or not will depend if you want to pick it up, but I don't think anyone can deny it's a classic.