I'd need to see Captain America again before making any final judgments, but I suspect I liked it less than either Pinchuk or Alex did. I thought it was perfectly fine at the time that I saw it, but I wasn't overwhelmed by it or anything. Maybe another viewing of it on DVD will bring me around to it, though. We'll know soon enough, since I'm adding it to my Netflix queue as we speak!
|Captain America: The First Avenger|
I still can't get over how much Hayley Atwell looks like Claire Danes. Like, it's just Claire Danes' face with a World War II haircut. It's unnatural, and unnecessary, and I don't like it. I'm scared.
|2. Attack the Block|
I'm not sure how many movies we've given five stars to here on Screened. Maybe a dozen? 15? Anyway, this is one of them, so be sure to check it out!
|3. Winnie the Pooh|
Aw, and here's another one! What an adorable little guy that Pooh is, and he's floating on an ocean of honey! I think I'd like Winnie the Pooh, but I'd never hold hands with him. Can you imagine how sticky they'd be? That'd be pretty nasty.
This Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer, Dwight Yoakum, Hilary Duff thingamabob didn't knock anyone's socks off in theaters, netting a mere 13 grand, and failed to catch any critical fire, either. It looks like it wanted to be this year's Crazy Heart, but didn't quite manage to be as crazy as required.
|5. Elektra Luxx|
I like almost everyone involved in this, especially Carla Gugino and Jiggle, but I have to agree with the tepid critical reaction to it. I managed to get around 20 minutes into it before deciding that it probably wasn't going to be worth finishing. Maybe I'll give it another whirl sometime. I could've sworn it was already out on DVD, though, so maybe this is some kind of director's cut.
|6. Faces in the Crowd|
Now, I admit to having been fooled on this one: when the trailer for this hit, I totally thought it was going to be a theatrical release. Now, I'm discovering that it was always a direct-to-DVD title. Fool me once, shame on me! Fool me twice, shame on me again!
|7. Father of Invention|
This apparently hit theaters for a quickie release a couple of weeks ago, although I can't find any record of it having made any actual money, so that might have been a mistake. At any rate, here's Kevin Spacey's latest 0% RT meter masterpiece for you to enjoy on DVD.
|8. A Little Help|
A woman's young son makes up a lie about his father having died in the 9/11 attacks and she has to deal with that. Or something. It's been a while since I saw the trailer for this one. It's got the girl from The Office in it and Chris O'Donnell, so that's something.
|9. Pearl Jam Twenty|
I love me some Pearl Jam, but I also have no particular affinity for music documentaries, but then I also love Cameron Crowe, who directed it, but then his last movie was also the awful Elizabethtown. I'm so confused!
|10. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale|
I've always been mildly amused at the phenomenon of Christmas movies that wait ten months until they're released on DVD, as this evil Santa Claus movie did. Alex really liked it, so I'm hoping it winds up on Netflix streaming sometime before the holidays.
|11. Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings|
I guess these Wrong Turn movies have been around for a while now? I know Eliza Dushku was in the first one, which had kind of a goofy poster, but I'm not sure a Dushku appearance is anything to be overtly proud of nowadays.
Andy Lau and Jackie Chan co-star in this Chinese action film that is apparently not too shabby. I'm realizing now how often I say the word "apparently" when I write these things up. I'm basically just flailing, here.
|13. Robot Chicken|
Robot Chicken: Season Five is about the only TV DVD of note hitting this week, although I say that in full knowledge of the fact that someone is going to find something that I missed and let me know about it.
Apparently this is a Spanish-language version of a found-footage paranormal horror movie, which means I'll probably watch it at some point! Awful name for it, though.
|15. The People vs. George Lucas|
Listen, I don't like what Lucas has done to the original trilogy, but I'm not so far off the deep end that I went and made a damn movie about it. Get a grip, people.
|16. A Serbian Film|
Nope! Never watching this! I'd link you to the Wikipedia page for it but I ain't touching that page with a ten foot pole!