DVD’s I Bought This Week – October 30, 2007

Since I am able to see most films for free, I always tell filmmakers and actors that it should be taken as a huge compliment that I paid to see their film after I had already screened it. I think that my trade allows me to have a slight advantage, but one that can be considered bittersweet. 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 hate myself later. The bittersweet part though, is that I am able to see all of the great stuff and then put myself further in debt every week.

DVD’s I Bought – Week of October 30th

Spider-Man 3
I swore to myself that I would not be buying this DVD even though I have bragged with nerdy pride about owning three different versions of the previous film Spider-Man 2. Considering the fact that I gave the film a theatrical grade of D, I really did not expect to be buying the DVD. However, I opened up my Sunday Best Buy ad to see that I could get a free Spidey Mask with my purchase. Other than the mask, I really wanted to hear how someone could try to explain Peter Parker’s Emo attack and the Jazz scene within the commentaries.
Day Watch
The Follow-up to 2004’s Night Watch. I thought Night Watch was one of the more original films to hit the Science-Fiction genre since The Matrix. Considering the films hail from Russia, they are great cinematic successes. Even better, Day Watch is finally a sequel that improves on the original instead of just providing more runtime on the same old story.
Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition
I was not really old enough to appreciate or even understand the show when it was on television. This box set is something that allows fans of the series, fans of David Lynch’s and younger budding cinephiles a chance to experience a landmark series that deserves more exposure to its already buzzing cult fan-base.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 12
I really do not need to explain this purchase much, because The Film Crew guys are pure genius and Mystery Science Theater is by far one of the most original ideas and brilliantly executed comedy shows on television. The series continues with this next installment.
Talk To Me – HD-DVD
One of the most under-rated films of the year. Further proof that Don Cheadle is a force and that Chiwetel Ejiofor, despite the difficulty of his name, will become a welcome installment in many films to come. One of my more exciting DVD purchases this week that deserves mentioning.
DVD’s I Didn’t Buy – Week of October 30th

License To Wed
When you look at director Ken Kawpis’ track record, you find his resume including things like ‘The Office’ and one of my personal favorites Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird. However, you also find some skeletons in his closet such as The Beautician and the Beast and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. So, what was i talking about? The memory of Fran Drescher has temporarily stunned me.
El Cantante
The last time that Jennifer Lopez was in a movie with a love interest, it rhymed with ‘really’ and really sucked. This is a film and a DVD I have no interest in, and probably never will until a drunken night when USA airs it cut down to 74 minutes to squeeze in commercials.
In The Land of Women
The plot synopsis on IMDB read, “His world in complete disorder after his break-up with a famous actress, Carter, a young soft-core porn writer, goes to suburban Detroit to care for his sickly Grandmother and heal his broken heart.” That sounds so heart-breaking and utterly disgusting. I’m sure the dialogue is probably as coherent and witty as having a conversation with Mike Tyson about the future of the nation’s health care.
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