...as the two best options are fright flicks. That's not to say that there aren't other options, but it's not a real wide selection this week. Let's get right into it, as my PICK OF THE WEEK is a big hit, a movie that goes by the name of:
It may not be as good on a second viewing, but oh boy was it effective on the first viewing. This is one of the better horror films of the past few years and was deservedly a big hit. If you managed to miss it in theaters (and few did), now's your chance to check it out and see what all the fuss is about.
-Also out getting recommendation from me is the horror comedy Jennifer's Body and the documentary Facing Ali. The former is a misunderstood flick from the pen of Diablo Cody that will likely end up a cult favorite and play better on DVD. The latter is a potential Oscar nominee for best Documentary, and it's a solid look at the boxing legend.
-We also the animated film 9 and the thriller A Perfect Getaway out this week, but neither did much for me. They were far from bad, but they were simply mediocre, and that doesn't cut it, so unless you're pressed for entertainment, there are better options out there than these two flicks.
-My Vintage pick is, in honor of this week's release of The White Ribbon, another film by Michael Haneke. It's Funny Games, and either the original or U.S. remake will do, as they're both made by him and are essentially the same exact movie. It's an interesting movie that plays around with genre conventions, and I do highly recommend watching one or both of them.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?