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.

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th

The Pitch: The history behind the scariest, whiny bitch-kid ever.

Why Buy It?: Seriously, I love Friday the 13th, as you will see again in this post. But Jason Vorhees is a whiny bitch-kid. Nonetheless, he is scarier than any terrorist with a flammable shoe. So why not take a look into his cinematic past? There is a host of awesome people involved with this one, including our friend Todd Farmer. Todd was the man who infamously wrote Jason X…and sent Jason into space. Besides, I hear the new film is pretty wicked…and they are re-releasing a bunch of the old films on Blu-Ray. So this one will help you gear up for the killing machine named Jason.

Blu-ray Available: No

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

The Pitch: Zack and Miri…make, well, a porno.

Why Buy It?: One quote will stand in my mind from this one, “Don’t you ever say shit-covered to me again.” Boom, I’m done. I really loved this one. Kevin Smith will always be one of my favorite directors, even with Jersey Girl on his resume. He just has a way with words, like four letter ones. In all seriousness (or as much as I can conjure up while talking about a Kevin Smith film), the film has a way at tugging at your emotions as well as your sensibilities. I thought this was a great contrast of heart-warming tale, and an excuse to see the lovely Katie Morgan nude. Seriously though, she did a great job. I really need to stop throwing that word around, serious.

Blu-ray Available: Yes

Friday the 13th Uncut

The Pitch: Mask, check. Knife, check. Campground full of sexually promiscuous teens, check.

Why Buy It?: The Jason “sound” will forever creep me the hell out. I can’t get past it. When I’m in the dark, and think about it, I want to turn the lights on right away. It might be the little kid in me, or just possibly that I never really got over my irrational fear of echoes. I’m so psyched to see all the re-releases though. I can’t wait to burn up my Blu-Ray player with a Voorhees marathon. This is the fanboy in me, slapping around the little kid in me. What scares you most about Jason? Tell me in the comments.

Blu-ray Available: Yes

Madagascar 2

The Pitch: Just like the first Madagascar, but better.

Why Rent It?: For real, I hated the first Madagascar. It just seemed like Dreamworks was cranking up the cash machine with high-profile voice talent. The second one however, was much better. You can tell that Dreamworks animation is getting better over the years. They have some gigantic blockbusters under their belts now, and deserve the success. I will rent this one, and laugh…and wait to see the rest of Monsters Vs. Aliens. I saw a small length of it during the summer…it’s funny. Don’t let a Superbowl spot deter you, MvA is going to be a good one.

Blu-ray Available: Yes

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

The Pitch: iPod crossed lovers.

Why Rent It?: Think Juno: minus Ellen Page, plus Kat Dennings…and thrown in a blender with an iPod. It’s not that crude of an outcome, but it’s close. I’m just not a fan of quirky, for being quirky sake. To top it all off, I love sampling new Indie bands…but I do not use a movie to help do so. I was having an annoyance fit from hearing all the people say “I love the soundtrack, these are like my favorite bands now.” On a side note, I have a huge crush on Ari Graynor and I would gladly take her to a fine restaurant.

Blu-ray Available: Yes

Bottle Shock

The Pitch: Like Sideways, without the pretentious repercussions.

Why Rent It?: I haven’t seen this one, but I hear good things. I am a fan of Alan Rickman, and the rest of the cast is pretty good. Side note, director Randall Miller also helmed Kid ‘N Play’s Class Act. What a horrendously bad film. Maybe I change my mind about renting this one? No, wait…i will give the guy a chance. It has been almost two decades since that debacle. Back to that though, what do you think Kid ‘N Play do now? Maybe they have their own law firm. Those are good names for lawyers.

Blu-ray Available: No

The Secret Life of Bees

Synopsis: Generic Sam Jackson cop character versus interracial marriage.

Why Avoid It?: So the tagline for the film is – Bring your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and daughters. So this is a film just for girls eh? No thanks, I will just go watch Mean Girls. At least that has some eye candy, and a funny script. Another totally silly side note, an IMDB user gave a review with the header – Open your heart and the bees will fill it with honey. Seriously? That sounds like a bad tag for a horror film. I will cautiously stay away from this estrogen trap.

Blu-ray Available: Yes

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