Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New releases on DVD Tuesday March 25th.

The Mist (5/10): Thomas Jane fights off giant bugs, other people in this adaptation of Stephen King. Campy fun, better than most Stephen King movies, but it is no Shawshank Redemption.

The Kite Runner (8/10): The adaptation of the brilliant book about a boy in Afghanistan who has a chance at a form of redemption later in his life for actions that ruined him as a child. Heartbreaking.

I Could Never Be Your Woman: A very cranky Mother Nature decides to meddle in the romance between a single mother and the much younger man with whom she falls in love. Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd. This could very well be an awful movie.

The Shepherd: Border Patrol: Jean-Claude Van Damme is still alive! And he has announced that he will no longer star in movies that he doesn't approve himself. Whether that decision was made before he made this one or not is immaterial. Van Damme, direct-to-DVD? Spells "suck" to me.

April Fool's Day: A coming-out party...I guess for debutantes...turns deadly! A twisted killer stalks young hot women...what a novel idea for a movie.

Wristcutters: A Love Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Could be an interesting indie film.

Almost Heaven (5/10): A Canadian movie that gets it's release on DVD, finally, today. Donal Logue and Kristy Mitchell are charming, and she is very witty and attractive, but that's about it.

Our Very Own (4/10): Small-town people do small-town things...for an hour...then spend half an hour getting ready for the return to her hometown of 70s actress Sondra Locke. Good performances, not much going on.

La Florida (5/10): Canadian movie that was made in 1993 and gets it's release today. Margot Kidder has a bit part, but Remy Girard and Marie-Josee Croze carry the movie. Him by being a very convincing actor, her by being almost naked the whole time.

The Legend of Black Scorpion (7/10): Hong Kong kung-fu epic that's based on Hamlet. Some good dialogue, great performance from Zhang Ziyi, and some above-average swordfighting scenes. Well worth it.

Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains: President Jimmy Carter ignites a firestorm of controversy when he tours the country to promote "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," a new book that questions Israel's policies towards the Occupied Territories.

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