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Another week has gone by, and once again we find ourselves in a familiar situation with This Week in Blu-ray. After a lackluster week of titles last Tuesday, we get a week where there are at least eight films worth of renting, a good percentage of which are also worth buying. Everything from cinematic classics like The Ladykillers and Ran to modern indie winners like Black Dynamite and Women in Trouble, this week is stacked.
Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves playing drums in a Genesis cover band. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. This week sees a couple fantastic films from Criterion, two surprisingly entertaining TV series, and more. Oh, and smegma.
Welcome to another edition of the Reject Report, and there is one movie, just one movie, that anyone really is focusing on this weekend. It is Michael Jackson’s This Is It, and it goes wide into 3,481 locations on Wednesday.
The winning Paranormal Activity continues to roll, and Saw VI will be rolling out, as well as Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant and the reissue of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas (in limited release). And we also have Astro Boy.
Where the Wild Things Are was the weekend’s big winner, with an opening haul of $32 million. Frankly, though, I thought there was no way this movie was going to do a worse opening than Couples Retreat last week.
This weekend we look forward to the much-anticipated Where the Wild Things Are, based on the best-selling children’s book. Also rolling out is The Stepfather and Law Abiding Citizen, plus we have a Paranormal Activity update as well.
Early in the week the news broke that Frank Darabont had dropped out as director of Law Abiding Citizen the new legal thriller starring Gerard Butler. Now we are getting word that F. Gary Gray might be taking over.
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