In my humble opinion, at least, this film in question got unfairly lost in the shuffle. There were only a handful of films that I enjoyed more in 2009, and I ended up seeing over 150, so that's no small feat. In another light week for DVD, it's essentially my PICK OF THE WEEK by default, but honestly, it'd be my pick in almost any week. It's:
One of my 10 favorites of 2009, this movie was perhaps the most entertaining thing I saw last year. The combination of British humor and 70's Rock and Roll music was perfect, and it just gave you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside while watching it. It's got a great ensemble cast and writer/director Richard Curtis adds another gem to his already stellar resume, coming off of his directorial debut with Love Actually. It really was kind of dumped into theaters last year and it didn't deserve that fate at all, so go pick it up this week and allow it to have a second life on DVD. This one comes highly recommended by yours truly.
-The only other releases this week are two films that only got token theatrical releases early on in 2010, essentially as a preview for their DVD release this week. They're the Woody Harrelson "superhero" comedy Defendor and Tim Allen's directorial debut Crazy on the Outside. I'll be looking to watch both of these flicks this week and submit proper reviews for the 2010 database, since I was vaguely interested in them to begin with, so be on the lookout for those in the future!
-My Vintage pick is, in honor of Friday's release of Kick-Ass, some films to help prepare for the film in question, based off of my script review (found here). The movies I'd say to check out are Spider-Man, Superbad, and Watchmen. That combination will give you a bit of a feel for what is to come, and besides that, they're just interesting movies in general.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?