As mentioned in the title, there's no shortage of things to choose from, though nothing will likely blow you out of the water. My choice for the PICK OF THE WEEK is a below the radar pick though, so readers interested in a challenge will like this. My pick is:
This film barely got a release, but the few who saw it got to see Jeff Goldblum do career best work and Willem Dafoe be his excellent and creepy self in the latest film directed by Paul Schrader. It tells the story of a circus clown who survived the Holocaust and how he begins the ringleader of sorts at an asylum for survivors. It's not a perfect film, but it's powerful stuff.
-Also out this week worth a positive mention are Observe and Report, as well as Lymelife. The former film was an unfairly ignored dark comedy with an excellent turn by Seth Rogen as a disturbed mall cop. Think Taxi Driver in a mall, and you'll get an idea of where it goes. It's a good, but nowhere near great film, but one worth a watch. The latter is an indie about a family on the verge of divorce as Lyme Disease hits the community. It's a good little film to check out.
-Films out that don't get a recommendation from me are Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Battle for Terra. Neither are terrible, but both are so average it's just really annoying.
-My Vintage pick is, in honor of the release of indie horror film Paranormal Activity (look for a review with the next site update), a fellow "found footage" horror film: The Blair Witch Project. It's been out long enough that you can watch it as a movie and not with the hype, and I think you'll enjoy it. It's still creepy, and that's something.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?