August 26, 2008

An Eclectic Bunch of DVDs This Week!

Ahoy gang...this week we have a bunch of films out, none of which are amazing, but a whole lot of good ones. My choice for PICK OF THE WEEK is the best of the bunch though, and it's:
David Mamet wrote and directed this martial arts film that is far better than you expect it to be. Chiwetel Ejiofor is fantastic in this, which is well worth a look.
-Also out this week worth a look is Son of Rambow, a fantasy about the power or film and imagination, which is ok, but not great, the documentary Where in the World is Osama bin Laden, which has a bad title, but is pretty good otherwise, Chicago 10, an animated recreation of the famous trial with a lot of famous voices, and Purple Violets, the latest film from the underrated filmmaker Ed Burns.
-The other films released this week are nowhere near as good, but here they are anyway: August, the Josh Hartnett film about the internet boom and bust (he's good, the film isn't), What Happens in Vegas, which is about as average as they come, and the filth from Uwe Boll which is known as Postal.
-My DVD pick this week is Bobby, which is in honor of the Democratic National Convention this week. Watch this film to see how we used to have politicians that wanted real change, and then cross your fingers that we get a new one in November (cough, Obama, cough)
-What will you guys be watching this week?


  1. what about the two disc collector's edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas? at least put that in the retro section! lol

  2. i actually completely forgot about it till i saw it at best buy today...and of course grabbed it lol