I'm not sure if I've even seen a Fast & Furious movie all the way through since the very first one, but Fast Five looks like precisely the kind of retarded that I could probably stand to subject myself to one of these days.
And that's all I have to say about this week's DVD releases, more or less! Well, that's a lie: I've got more to say below. Check it out!
|1. Fast Five|
And so it came to pass that a movie in the Fast franchise made $200 million at the box office. And it was good. Or so I hear; I certainly look forward to checking it out for myself.
|2. Scream 4|
A tepid final (?) entry into the Scream franchise. Overall it was kinda clever, but "kinda clever" is hardly a rousing sentiment in this day and age. Still, worth a rental if only for the first and last fifteen minutes, if you're a Scream fan.
The real Horse Whisperer finally gets a movie that apparently 400,000 people had to go see!
I know little enough about this film except that some audience members found it highly affecting. It looked like it was trying a little too hard to be Rushmore 2 to take seriously, but then, my snap judgments about films are usually pretty wrong. Unless we're talking Burlesque.
|5. The Heart Specialist|
Still one of the worst goddamn movie posters I have ever seen. And I've seen a lot of movie posters. I hope you can trust me when I say that.
A documentary about Irish folk dancing. There's a bar around the corner from me called the Plough and Stars, and they do that there every week. I've always been meaning to go, but I never do! Fun fact.
|7. African Cats: Kingdom of Courage|
I actually really wanted to see this, but I never did get around to it! Do you remember the part in the trailer where the little cheetah is all wet and miserable and it meows like a big squeak? Or the one where the lion cub gives out a little growl and the mama lion gives out a big growl? Those parts were great.
|8. The Undefeated|
The unbowed and, for a film about one of the more controversial political figures of our times, the unwatched: this Sarah Palin biopicdocudramamentary made only $116,000 in theaters.
|9. Almost Famous|
A Screened Bestie gets a new Blu-Ray, but it's apparently called Almost Famous: The Bootleg Cut: Director's Edition. I love this movie, but I don't particularly care for the extended edition (I guess they dropped that whole "Untitled" nonsense?), so I guess I'll stick with my DVDs until they see fit to include it on the Blu-Ray. I can't see why they wouldn't at least include it as an option.
|10. Jackie Brown|
One of my favorite-er Quentin Tarantino films comes to Blu-Ray for what I assume can't be the first time. Anyway, here's a new version of the disc for your purchasing pleasure.
|11. Pulp Fiction|
And...here's another Tarantino for you. Have you heard of this film? I hear it's alright.
|12. The Lion King|
This movie made another $10 million in the theaters this weekend, and now it's coming to Blu-Ray, both in the original film version and as a "trilogy" edition. Also, they apparently made two sequels to The Lion King.
|13. Friday Night Lights|
In TV DVDs, we have: Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series, The Bionic Woman: Season Three, Bored To Death: The Complete Second Season, Boy Meets World: The Complete Seventh Season, In Treatment: Season Three, Lie To Me: Final Season, Skins: Season One, Teen Mom: Season One, The Maxx: The Complete Series, The League: Season Two, Ken Burns' Prohibition, The Hills: Season Six