March 31, 2009

Slumdog takes its Best Picture Oscar to DVD!

That's right kids, one of the releases this week on DVD is the film that took home the big prize at the Academy Awards this past year. It also happens to be my PICK OF THE WEEK. In case you haven't figured it out by now, it's:
Slumdog Millionaire
Now, I know I wasn't the biggest fan of this film (though it still cracked my top 10) on the site, and in fact was probably one of the few people in general that felt the film was very good, but not as amazing as it was made out to be, but the fact remains that it's a quality film. I had no real complaints about it, and that's a compliment in and of itself. If you like having Best Picture winners on DVD, this is a fine one to pick up.
-Also out this week are a couple of very decent family films. Adam Sandler's Disney adventure Bedtime Stories is nothing special, but it's harmless fun, and Marley and Me is a perfect movie for families. It's also nothing special, but the dog is entertaining and the film is never too annoying or cute.
-We also have Will Smith's far too earnest melodrama Seven Pounds, which could have been much better than it turned out, and the spanish time travel film Timecrimes, which got almost no release but was very interesting. It's worth a look if you come by it on DVD.
-My Vintage pick this week is the Paul Rudd-led ensemble film Diggers. An interesting look at friends in Long Island during the 70's, it features Rudd's best performance to date, and that alone should make it worth a look.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?


  1. pretty cool week for movies

  2. I loved Slumdog, so this is pretty cool...I can understand where you come from though

  3. Yeah, I have to agree...I didn't see how Slumdog was exceptionally brilliant but I still enjoy it and think it was one of the better films of last year. Best Picture, not quite, but not a terrible choice.

  4. For me, Best Picture nominees should have been

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Wrestler

    Of those 5, I would have picked The Dark Knight or The Wrestler, and I did love Benjamin Button much more so than most, but I must say, that of the 5 actually nominated, Slumdog Millionaire was probably the most deserving aside from Benjamin Button.

  5. that wouldn't have been a bad crop of nominees at all

  6. Among all these fims I liked Marley and Me more, perhaps it's because the story described is very close to me ) By the way, this and some other nominees are already available at rapidshare