October 14, 2008

An Eclectic Bunch of Films on DVD This Week!

Hi everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick!) Today we have something for everyone pretty much on DVD. My PICK OF THE WEEK is definitely not for everyone, but those who have an interest in the following film will certainly be rewarded:
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
This story of a quest for an illegal abortion is powerful stuff and well worth the time of anyone who can handle it. It was a critical favorite and definitely deserves a look.
-Also out we have Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was slightly disappointing to me, but certainly had its fans. It's worth picking up if for no other reason then to complete your collection. The satire of the current military industrial complex/John Cusack vehicle War Inc. is out as well, and while I didn't like it much on first viewing, on DVD it holds up slightly better. Think of it as a slightly inferior sequel to Grosse Point Blank and let that be your guide as to whether to see it or not. The dark comedy/thriller Stuck hits shelves today too, and it's certainly different. If the prospect of seeing what a homeless man stuck in a windshield will do for survival appeals to you, this is right up your alley. Finally, we have the Errorl Morris Iraq documentary Standard Operating Procedure, and the foreign film nominee Mongol, both of which are very good and worth a look.
-On the vintage front, my pick is none other than Brick, the modern update of the noir genre that hit theaters a few years ago. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is terrific and it's just a very cool flick overall.
-What will you guys be checking out this week?


  1. I picked up Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the three disc collector's edition of Casino Royale today. Personally, I recognized that Indy 4 was slightly flawed, but I still loved it.

    Brick is a fantastic film. Nuff said.