I need to start keeping my Netflix queue open while I compile these lists, because I always see movies buried deep in them that I want to check out, but completely forget about adding them to Netflix when I get done with the story. That's not going to happen today, and Elektra Luxx and HappyThankYouMorePlease have already gone to the bottom of my DVD queue, with Cedar Rapids following hard upon them, although it won't be available on the 'flix for another month. (Hopefully the impending death of Blockbuster will ease up those stupid month-long embargoes in the future, but I'm sure the studios will be just as happy to make their money on video-on-demand).
Among the bigger releases, though, I've already seen The Adjustment Bureau and Unknown, and in fact reviewed them both, so I'll probably pass on watching them again for the moment. Wild horses couldn't keep me away from Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, though. Well, actually, a lot of things could keep me away from Rodrick Rules, including the fact that there are about a million other movies I'd rather watch first. See anything you plan on picking up, though?
|1. The Adjustment Bureau|
I confess to having had a perfectly good time at this film, which featured some impressively real dialogue and an endearingly silly premise. It's not the best Philip K Dick movie around, but it's entertaining nonetheless. Check it out and maybe you'll like it?
|2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules|
I don't know anything about these films at all other than the fact that they make a lot of money. So, enjoy.
This is more or less the definition of wasted potential. They could've done a lot of cool things with Unknown and instead choose to dive face first into a mostly mediocre Bourne Identity knockoff, except without any of the cool fights.
|4. Cedar Rapids|
Alex liked it, and as a fan of low-key comedies, I'm all but destined to make time for this when I can get a copy from Netflix. Cinema needs more Ed Helms.
|5. The Eagle|
I'm not sure anyone could convince me to actually watch any more Channing Tatum, at least not by choice. The man is unwatchable. This is a fact that is obvious to almost everyone, and yet he continues to make millions of dollars and somehow convinces Steven Soderbergh to make films based on his life. I don't get it.
Alternately known as Berlin Undead, this is an apparently great German zombie film that primarily takes place in a single apartment building. Any horror fans have a bead on this one?
|7. Elektra Luxx|
Carla Gugino's one of those actresses who seems to deserve a better shake than she gets, although perhaps I'm only saying that because I rewinded her scene in Sin City about a million times. Anyway, this porn comedy apparently isn't very good, but it's got Gugino, and apparently Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets to make out with Malin Ackerman. I'd watch that.
|9. The Island|
Older films coming to Blu-Ray include The Island, one of Michael Bay's biggest bombs, Kiss Me Deadly, The Medallion (really? Someone thought this needed a Blu-Ray release?), and Ghost In The Shell: Solid State Society.
New Yorkers have a hard time with their love lives! Whatever would they do if they didn't have the medium of independent films with which to watch their twee spill over? The fact that they made Malin Akerman (only one of the most achingly pretty actresses working today, and I'm not even a blonde kind of guy) shave her head for this makes me think that maybe they ventured a little too far into the realm of Serious Art. Still, I'll check it out.
Aw, someone's in love with Uma Thurman and can't stand to see her get married! Surprisingly enough, this wasn't written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Although if it was maybe more than 34% of critics would've liked it.
|12. Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid|