...in which case, you'll be thrilled. Yes, we all know my feelings about a certain Michael Bay movie, but we'll get to that in a bit. First there must be a PICK OF THE WEEK, and in lieu of any other real legitimate choices, I have no choice but to go with:
I thought this Stephen Frears period piece was above average, but nothing special outside of a real good lead performance by Michelle Pfeiffer. That however, is good enough to grab top honors in a week like this. See it for her work, and you won't have any heartburn from this flick, as my grandfather likes to say.
-Also out is Blood: The Last Vampire, a very mediocre adaptation of a Japanese Anime feature. It ultimately was pretty dull, but not actively bad, so if you think this is your thing, then it's worth taking a look at.
-We come now to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. There's nothing I can say that will change any minds about this film (I'll have to settle for knowing it's very likely that this will end up as my #1 worst film of 2009), so I'll save my breath and vitriol and simply say that I have no interest in ever owning this on DVD, but if you do, then go for it and enjoy. It is what it is.
-My Vintage pick this week is, in honor of the release of the biopic Amelia, a sadly underseen biopic by the name of Music Within. Ron Livingston does career best work as Richard Pimentel, a deaf man who more or less created the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Michael Sheen did nomination caliber supporting work as Pimentel's friend with Cerebral Palsy. You won't even recognize it's him. It's definitely a film worth discovering on DVD.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?