Yes, I know we might have embedded this video before a couple months back, but if you didn't see it then, you can see it now. Or you can see it again, regardless of what your current state of having seen it might be. I fully intend to find a copy of Freerunner and view it, of course, because I must do so after watching the trailer for it. Unfortunately Netflix doesn't look like they'll be getting copies of it...will I be forced to buy this masterpiece?
Oh, and although I didn't get the chance to add it to the list below, the biggest release of the week is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It's not good!
|1. Bad Teacher|
Alex didn't particularly care for this one, unfortunately. I can't say it really ever looked all that appealing, although if I'm ever in the mood for a filthy filthfest maybe I'll filthily look it up on Netflix.
|2. Batman: Year One|
I can't say I necessarily need to see Batman: Year One as an animated film: it is, after all, already a pretty great comic in its own right. I guess I'll wait and see how the buzz works out.
|3. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest|
I hear amazing things about this documentary. Never been a big Tribe fan, but anyone who likes music documentaries might want to give it a shot.
|4. Red State|
Kevin Smith's mildly-controversial-but-not-really-as-much-as-he-probably-wanted-it-to-be parody of crazy religious people comes to DVD. I thought this was supposed to come back to theaters at some point next month, but now that I'm looking around that plan might have been scrapped?
|5. A Better Life|
Does this have some kind of outside shot at Oscar nominations? It doesn't have the same kind of word of mouth that Winter's Bone (huh huh) did last year, but people who like it seem to really like it. We'll see.
|6. The Captains|
This is that documentary that sees William Shatner tracking down all the other captains of the Enterprise in their various series and interviewing them. Wait, William Shatner was in Star Trek? I thought he was just famous for that Shit My Dad Says show.
|7. Hellraiser: Revelations|
The trailer for this looked similar to what would occur if a bunch of technologically adept teenagers tried to make a Hellraiser fan film. How'd this group of yahoos get this license, anyway?
|8. Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40|
Hey, remember that time that Kevin Smith was too big to get on a plane? Here's a 210-minute recounting of the episode from the man himself. That's a hell of a lot of Kevin Smith - literally.
|9. The Last Circus|
I wasn't even aware that this crazy Spanish thing even hit theaters, but I guess it came and went already. Luckily it'll probably be streaming on Netflix before too long.
|10. Monte Carlo|
Shockingly enough, this will actually make a handy profit for its maker when all is said and done. Good for them...I guess. Ah, hell, you know you're going to watch it.
|11. Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times|
All the word-of-mouth on this documentary has been pretty great, so I look forward to the inevitable Netflix Streaming release. C'mon, it's a doc! It'll be on there in like a month.
|12. The Names of Love|
I still can't quite believe someone made a movie about a left-wing girl who turns right-wingers away from their most cherished ideals by...sleeping with them. Is that all it takes? I can pretend to be a Republican for a while. Maybe it'll help.
A six-month look at a Danish detachment of soldiers in Afghanistan. "This movie is: Gritty" says Netflix. I believe it.
Oh, yes, the owner of this year's most ridiculous goddamn trailer finally comes to DVD. I actually added this to my Netflix queue, but it doesn't look like they're going to have it in any time soon. Obviously the word of mouth is so great that they're having a hard time keeping it in stock at the warehouse.