Now, I'd have said it was one of the best in general, but fearing another unleashing of fury against me, I decided to hedge my bet. That being said, I do consider my PICK OF THE WEEK to be undoubtedly one of the 10 best flicks of the year (so far). It's:
I thought that Judd Apatow hit an absolute home-run with his third film behind the camera, a dramatic comedy about just how damaged comedians are. With a plot that takes its cues from The Great Gatsby and in many cases career best performances from his cast, this is a fantastic film, one that I think will be more highly regarded by the masses in time, when expectations for the film have changed.
-The only other movie out this week worth mentioning in any good way is Gomorrah, which is one of the better mafia movies of late. If you have no issue with subtitles, this is a flick that you might enjoy quite a bit.
-The other releases this week do nothing for me. From Tom Hanks pretending to care about religion in Angels & Demons to Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon suffering through Four Christmases to Robert Rodriguez trying to entertain kids again in Shorts, none of these movies are any good, so you have no real reason to be concerned about them, unless somehow you're a fan, in which case, enjoy...
-My Vintage pick is, in honor of the release this week of Me and Orson Welles, a trio of other movies with Claire Danes that you might actually like (give or take Me and Orson Welles). Anything from the following list will do: Shopgirl, The Rainmaker, and The Family Stone. She's good in all of them, so enjoy!
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?