DVD’s I Bought This Week: March 31st

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.

Note: Click on any of the titles below to pick them up over on Amazon.


Slumdog Millionaire

The Pitch: Rags to raja…I tried not to do it.

Why Buy It?: I tried not to jump on the Slumdog bandwagon…but I love Danny Boyle. I have loved his films since Trainspotting. I still even try and shill Sunshine out to people. This was just one of those movies that was destined to clean house at the Academy. According to what Sean Penn said, just imagine if there were homosexuals and communists in this one…it would have won everything. Come to think of it, that game show host was wearing a bedazzling suit. Nonetheless, this one is a must see even if the bandwagon has run you over.

Blu-ray Available: Yes

The Matrix – Tenth Anniversary

The Pitch: The red pill all over again in Blu-ray.

Why Buy It?: I pretty much refuse to pay for the Matrix box set that is like $100 for 1 1/2 good movies. So here comes my savior. A tenth anniversary Blu-ray book edition. I am a sucker for this movie. It could be 6am and if The Matrix is on HBO, I will sit and watch. It is so weird though to think I saw it in theaters 10 years ago. Doesn’t seem that long ago, but hey…with age comes wisdom. For Keanu Reeves, with age comes incomprehensibly good career moves.

Blu-ray Available: Yes

The Real Ghostbusters

The Pitch: It’s The Ghostbusters… animated.

Why Buy It?: Don’t lie, if you are anywhere close to my age…you had the lunchbox, the plasma pack backpack thing, and probably even drank the Hi-C ecto coolers. Wow, I hope this doesn’t get read 30 years from now. I will sound like a raving idiot. This one is particularly special to me though, I used to watch Ghostbusters religiously as a kid. Now I just get to look like a loser, but a loser with taste. Right?

Blu-ray Available: No



The Pitch: Go back in time, run into yourself and screw up your whole life.

Why Rent It?: So this one has been getting some attention, and some high marks. I am always up for foreign horror or foreign thrillers. It looks like it could be kind of cheesy, but at the same time kind of fun. I really want to check this one out, so I do call it a rent.

Blu-ray Available: No

Seven Pounds

The Pitch: Will Smith doing his acting thing.

Why Rent It?: Here is the thing about Seven Pounds, Will Smith acts his ass off. There are two really great performances in this one. However, it takes way too long to reach the climax. It feels like you have sat through three movies before you even know whats going on. Can’t a brother get a montage or something? I will likely never watch this one ever again. If you have not seen it, or fell asleep in the theater… it’s worth renting to see.

Blu-ray Available: Yes

Marley and Me

The Pitch: A cute dog, followed by Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

Why Rent It?: So yeah, this movie was ruined by some pranksters. In case you didn’t already hear the ending, I won’t be the one to tell you. Apart from all the great things I have heard about this one…I am just getting burnt out on Owen Wilson. Is anyone else with me on this? He is like a less buff Matthey McConoughey. He is in way too many romantic comedies, pretty much playing the same character. How many men have long unmanaged hair in real life? Two, and they are Wilson and McConoughey. Oh, and I could also do without Aniston.

Blu-ray Available: Yes


Long Live The Queen

Synopsis: Lisa Lampanelli. Eek.

Why Avoid It?: I don’t get this chick. She isn’t funny, she just acts like a giant bitch. She just insults her audience and talks about how much she loves dark men. So where does the comedy come in? Just because most of her fans are sheep from the Howard Stern Show, she is all the sudden an overnight success. Well, at least she didn’t do it with a porno…thank god and all the little angels for that one.

Blu-ray Available: No

Hope and Faith – Season 1

The Pitch: Kelly Ripa trying to act…hilarious sit-com.

Why Rent It?: Kelly Ripa is a person I can not stand. She is not funny, she is not gorgeous…she is a plastic looking, suburban MILF mold that the celebrity machine created. I have never watched this show, but I hear that Ripa’s character was one of the most annoying characters to ever be on a TV show. I really, really wouldn’t doubt it. I just don’t know how Regis can do it…working next to the baby machine. She actually once said “I think children are like pancakes. You sort of ruin the first one, and you get better at it the second time around.” I feel really bad for her first born child.

Blu-ray Available: No

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