May 27, 2008

A Surprisingly Decent Week for DVD Releases!

Hey peeps! Joey here with the weekely dvd post. This is the strongest week in a while, which isn't really saying much, but it has some stuff worth a purchase, and the PICK OF THE WEEK is actually extremely strong. It is a movie that was unfairly ignored when it got released last year and is:

Grace is Gone

John Cusack most definitely deserved an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a man coping with the death of his soldier wife and trying to figure out how to break the news to his two young daughters. It is a truly powerful film and everyone should give it a watch, if for no other reason than to watch Cusack do some of his very best work.

We also have a new Woody Allen movie (on the heels of the good word about Vicky Christina Barcelona at Cannes) that didn't do much business last year. It's Cassandra's Dream, and while it mostly plays like an inferior combination of Crimes and Misdemeanors and Match Point, though it is far from bad. After all, decent Woody beats a lot of what's out there anyway.

Sly Stallone has the latest Rambo adventure out, and if you need me to tell you about it, you don't want to see it. A critic-proof movie for sure (though one I greatly enjoyed).

Also out is the documentary Darfur Now, the emsemble drama The Air I Breathe, and the Paul Schrader drama The Walker, though most of these films have a rather limited appeal,

My old school pick is The Last Kiss, which is a rather good romantic drama that was pretty much ignored when it came out a few years ago. Zach Braff does some strong work here and the soundtrack is terrific. Give it a shot if you've never seen it.

What will you guys be watching this week?


  1. I enjoyed Last Kiss, I just wished that Zach Braff would have directed seemed to wander at times.

  2. I loved Grace is Gone, it was great.

  3. I wish John Cusack would get more recognition. He just falls through the cracks every time.

    I'm going to be watching I'm Not There for the fourth time this weekend. :)

    And Sex and the City. That's a must-see for me. :)

  4. aaron- yea, tony goldwyn did a good job with it, but i'm sure Braff would have made it even better

    nick- my thoughts exactly

    alison- took the words out of my mouth when it comes to for I'm Not There, I must confess that today will only be my second view of I'm Not and the city though, I will be taking a total pass on, for multiple reasons lol