There hasn't been a DVD week like this since, oh, before you were born. Well, that might be an exaggeration, but still: the combined gross of all these films put together might not match your Deathly Hallows, Part II, but it'd still be pretty high. And, for once, there are actually a few films I might not mind checking out, e.g. The Hangover Part II and Point Blank, which I hear is excellent. And morbid curiosity forced me to add Cowboys And Aliens to our Netflix queue, although it won't be available until next month.
See anything below that fascinates you? Gonna buy any of this crap to give away as gifts?
|1. The Hangover Part II|
Hahaha, "weenis." I watched a bit of The Hangover last weekend, and it still holds up as a genuinely hilarious film, but I've heard nothing but weirdly mediocre things about Part II. I guess now I can find out for myself! I really don't have strong opinions about it!
|2. The Help|
Just go ahead and slap the "Acadamy Award Best Picture Nomination!" sticker on the package now, because there's no way that that's not happening. On the plus side, you know precisely what to get your mom for Christmas now, if you didn't already buy something for her.
|3. Cowboys and Aliens|
With its massive advertising budget, there's almost no chance that Cowboys And Aliens is going to make money for Universal. I'm mildly curious to see precisely how O.K. it really was.
|4. The Debt|
I had mixed feelings about this Nazi-hunting drama, as I did about most of the movies on this list. Hey, it was O.K., I guess. And it was part of Jessica Chastain's all-hands blitz on the American consciousness this year, so it's got that going for it. And hey, you know what? Helen Mirren's not a bad actress.
|5. Mr. Popper's Penguins|
You couldn't pay me enough to make me watch this. Well, honestly, you could: I would accept one million dollars. Actually, I'd accept ten bucks and a donut. I don't value my time all that highly. But I would't enjoy it!
|6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo|
The Swedish Dragon Tattoo series gets a deluxe, Extended Edition release in a box-set of all three films. Maybe they'll explain how the hell Lisbeth did that thing at the end of the second movie that IS TOTALLY FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE.
|7. Point Blank|
This French thriller was apparently great, but I neglected to see it in theaters, alas. Now I'll make up for that mistake by adding it to my Netflix queue! Take that!
An unfaithful husband is kidnapped and held for a huge ransom. Will his wife, when she learns of his infidelities, actually pay? That's the premise for this Chabrolian thriller. I don't know what the hell "Chabrolian" means. I guess he was a director or something. Let's ponder that.
|9. Big Love|
|10. Tora! Tora! Tora!|