Tuesday, March 18, 2008

DVD releases today - Tuesday March 18th.

I Am Legend (8/10): Will Smith is the only man left alive. Will Smith is likeable, and just about the only actor in the film. Therefore, we like the film because we like Will Smith. Just don't read too deep into it.

Enchanted: Amy Adams is a fairy tale princess who somehow ends up in real-life Manhattan. Why don't movies like this one take place in Green Bay or Tupelo? Because there are not enough landmarks to let you know that it is Green Bay or Tupelo.

Atonement (7/10): The least deserving best-picture nominee, this movie is half flawless, half boring. A period piece about betrayal, childish perception and the consequences of a lie, the parts with Saorise Ronan and Vanessa Redgrave are far better than the parts with James McEvoy and Keira Knightley.

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising: A young man named Will Stanton learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. And there is time travel...spoiler alert: In the end, Will Stanton may very well save the entire world!

Love In The Time Of Cholera (4/10): Javier Bardem is very good, Giovanna Mezzogiorno is very hot, and there are dozens of bare breasts. That's all this movie has going for it though, and that's not much for two and a half hours.

Revolver: Jason Statham, once again, is the star of an action movie. I like Jason Statham, but he just isn't a star, and if it hasn't happened yet, with Snatch and the Transporter movies and Crank and such like, it doesn't look as though it's gonna happen. The addition of Ray Liotta stamps this one as a B movie.

The Sickhouse (1/10): A colossal waste of time for a horror movie. One of the worst I have seen, sort of a movie-by-numbers thing, thrown together and poorly at that.

Southland Tales: One of the movies that has received the worst reviews of any film this year, yet strangely one I am looking forward to seeing. The Rock is once again teamed with Seann William Scott, this time with Sarah Michelle Gellar thrown in.

Also out:

Battlestar Galactica: Season 3
- this means my buddy Mark will be having a watching-party!
Breakfast with Scot
Deaths of Ian Stone, The
Dennis the Menace: Trouble, Trouble Everywhere
Go Diego Go!: Moonlight Rescue
Running with Arnold
Ungodly, The

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