DVD’s I Bought This Week – January 8, 2008

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.

DVD’s I Bought – Week of January 8th

3:10 To Yuma
Christian Bale has been one of the most consistent forces in Hollywood. He has churned out hit after hit and built quite a rabid fan base. One of the other most consistent men in Hollywood over the past few years has been Russell Crowe. He hasn’t had what anyone could call a bad film since his breakout performance in Gladiator, except maybe for that film in 2006. That said, either of these guys could compete for postmaster-general; they just plain deliver. Now maybe 3:10 to Yuma can help me to forget A Good Year…
One of the most overlooked films of 2007, Sunshine, was directed by Danny Boyle and stars his buddy Cillian Murphy. Fantastic visual effects, and a suspense filled plot makes Sunshine a must own.
Zodiac: Director’s Cut
While it may not be a David Fincher fan favorite, it is still a great movie. Worth a see, and much like the two disc versions of Fight Club and Seven, I’m sure that the director’s cut of Zodiac will pack plenty of supplemental features.
Death Sentence
How can you go wrong with a Kevin Bacon movie that’s not named Hollow Man? Death Sentence is an under-rated thriller that comes from the sick mind of Saw director James Wan.
Starring Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga, Joshua is one of the most mentally disturbing movies that I have ever seen. Starting off slow, but ending with an unbelievable twist, Joshua was a must buy for me.
White Noise 2 – HD-DVD
Quick, name one movie better than White Noise…for starters, White Noise 2. Besides, I will gladly purchase anything with Nathan Fillion in it. The guy needs more roles!
The Pianist: HD-DVD
The Pianist might be one of the finest films of the decade, and now it is presented in glorious High Definition. So how could I pass it up?
DVD’s I Didn’t Buy – Week of December 18th

Dragon Wars – D War
I didn’t see this one, but based on the critics i knew I didn’t have to see it. By critics, I mean Kevin Carr. Consequently, because Kevin Carr liked it…I am almost certain to hate it. Sorry Kevin.
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