...and while none of the films are great, all of them are good, making this the rare week in which all of the releases get a recommendation from me. For my PICK OF THE WEEK, I chose to go with the following film:
Some of the best acting of the year is featured in this film about the mental anguish that the current war has brought home. Tobey Maguire gives perhaps his best performance ever in this movie, and I highly recommend it for its acting alone, if for no other reason.
-The other releases are good as well, if not quite as good. We have the oddball comedy Men Who Stare at Goats, which is a bit sillier than it needed to be, but still is a lot of fun. There's also The Blind Side, which Sandra Bullock won the Oscar for (as you all know by now). I have issues with this film, but I like it enough to recommend it. Wes Anderson goes the animation route with Fantastic Mr. Fox, which was decently charming and is worth a watch. Finally, we have Red Cliff, John Woo's best film in a while. You have the choice of the U.S. release, which is editing for time, or the foreign release, which is available in two separate parts.
-My Vintage pick is, in honor of Friday's release of Hot Tub Time Machine, another time travel film (perhaps the best ever). It's Back To The Future, and frankly, if you've never seen this classic...get off your ass.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?