DVDs I Bought This Week!

A wise man once said “It’s not just about seeing Star Wars two weeks before everyone else. You’ve gotta plow through crap like Marie Antoinette and Catwoman as well.” I have the fortune of being able to see all of the films that I want, and find out that they are only worth one viewing (or less) before I would willingly pay for the DVD…and subsequently end up hating myself later. But for every The Whoopee Boys there has to be an Indiana Jones, and because of the great films I am able to put myself further in debt every week.

Towelhead

The Pitch: A girl struggles with her ethnicity, and then has to deal with sexual identity.

Why Buy It?: With director Alan Ball’s involvement with ‘Six Feet Under’ and ‘True Blood’, you could imagine that he has a way with tackling tough subjects. His projects have always done well with exposing social hangups in a way that makes them unavoidable and vulnerably exposed. He also wrote American Beauty which is along the same lines. I have heard great things about this one, and I have always been a fan of Aaron Eckhart’s work. So I know it is worth at least a look, but I will go with what my friends have said and buy this one.

Blu-ray Available: No

An American Carol

The Pitch: Kind of like one of those Michael Moore films, only done the right way?

Why Rent It?: This is a movie that really confused me from the beginning. What did it want to be? Propaganda, parody or just plain nonsense? From the trailers, you really can’t tell. It isn’t quite a documentary, but it isn’t quite just a comedy. Either way, I’d like to see it because I believe in balance. For good movies, there are bad ones. Yin and Yang people.

Blu-ray Available: No

Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget

The Pitch: The possibility of Uncle Joey and Uncle Jesse dropping f-bombs…need I say more?

Why Rent It?: In case you didn’t know, Bob Saget is a dirty, dirty man. He is hysterically funny and that show he was on, ‘Full House’, put a cast on his funny bone. Now is your chance to see the real Bob Saget, the kind of Saget you might remember from Half Baked where he played a cocaine addict. I just want to hear Uncle Joey drop some f-bombs.

Blu-ray Available: No

Surfer, Dude

Synopsis: Matthew McConaughey in his most accurate role to date.

Why Avoid It?: There has been one word associatded with this film since I have heard many of my friends talk about it, terrible. I have never really been a fan of McConaughey, he really let himself go as an actor. He plays the same part in almost every movie. He is the only actor in Hollywood that does not have to alter his appearance in any way to get a role. People actually write a role around him because he is the rom-com guy. Anways, now he is a surfer, dude. Whoah.

Blu-ray Available: No

Internet Dating

Synopsis: Just read “Why Avoid It.”

Why Avoid It?: Five words…written and directed by Master P. Why would anyone except for Master P’s immediate family want to see this? Seriously, this is the best he could come up with? I don’t find Katt Williams very funny, so I could say that some people might find a redeeming factor in this one…but not me. Pass.

Blu-ray Available: No

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