...but we won't let that stop us, now will we? While nothing is especially great this week, there's one small film that's good enough to just barely warrant a selection as my PICK OF THE WEEK. It's:
I didn't love this film by Frances Ford Coppola, but I didn't hate it either. It's too long and too slow, but Coppola is still a master filmmaker and even his lesser outputs are still worthy of notice. This didn't do much of anything last year in theaters, so now could be a chance to check it out and see where you rank this in terms of Coppola's oeuvre.
-The other major release this week is Nine, a film I didn't care for one bit. It felt like such a waste and a missed opportunity. Everything that worked for Rob Marshall with "Chicago" failed him here with this film. Now, with that being said, it's not an overtly awful film, and I know it has its fans. If you're one of them, grab it and enjoy. I won't be, but that's just me.
-Also out is the mediocre romantic comedy Leap Year and the awful kids flick Tooth Fairy, but that's about it for this week. DVD releases slow down with the summer blockbusters opening, but there's still plenty of stuff in the coming weeks worth owning, so don't give up hope!
-My Vintage pick is, in honor of this week's release of Iron Man 2, well...Iron Man. One of the best superhero flicks out there, it's just a great film to sit and enjoy. The new flick is rumored to be a step down, so this movie is perhaps the best bet in general this week, but that's neither here nor there.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?