October 28, 2008

A Dreadful Week for DVD Releases!

Joey here, but I almost shouldn't even bother with this post this week. The pickings are so slim it's laughable. I decided to go through with it because I have an obligation to all of you readers out there and also because my PICK OF THE WEEK last week didn't get released in all stores, so it continues as the pick this week in case you missed it:
The Go-Getter
Last week I wrote that "This intimate road movie about a guy who's recently lost his mother and is on a search for his brother through the Pacific Northwest and California is a tour de force of acting and emotion. It hits all the right marks and has a fantastic cast including Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone, Maura Tierney, and Judy Greer. Seek it out and thank me later!" and it still holds true. Go get it!
-As for the other releases, the only new films out are the dumb as all hell Journey to the Center of the Earth (in 3D if that floats your boat), the mediocore family film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, and the Z grade exploitation flicks Hell Ride and Zombie Strippers. None are particularly worth your time.
-As such, my vintage pick needs to be creative. After careful deliberation I've decided to name as my pick Good Night, and Good Luck, George Clooney's Edward R Murrow film. In these stressful political times, it's good to look back on our past so we're not doomed to repeat it. Clooney makes an incredibly compelling historical thriller that is all about the meeting of two stubborn minds. This was a widely praised film, and if you haven't seen it yet, now's your time!
-What will you guys be watching this week?


  1. I could have sworn the Two Disc Ultimate editions of several of the older Bond films came out this week, but maybe it was last week and I never noticed. In any case, I picked up the Two Disc Ultimate Edition of From Russia With Love this week.

  2. I believe it was spread out, but I could be mistaken as well...I have the older set of all the films, so I skipped them, perhaps regretably

  3. I had the same problem with the go getter...glad you mentioned it

  4. Yeah, there has been some confusion as to the release dates of some dvds and games this month. At first, the 3 disck collector's edition of Casino Royale was supposed to come out last week, but I got it at Best Buy a week earlier. Fallout 3 was supposed to be on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC last week, but at the last minute got pushed to this week. Who knows whats going on lol. I did, however, pick up Fallout 3 yesterday.

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