New Releases

A quick wrap up of the titles recently released to DVD. There have been quite a few. Reviewed films are noted with an (R)

Highly recommended...

Let the Right One In (R)
Milk (R)
Happy-Go-Lucky (R)
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Rachel Getting Married
Frozen River
Quantum of Solace
I've Loved You So Long (R)
Hunger (PAL only) (R)
Slum Dog Millionaire (R)
I Served the King of England
Ashes of Time Redux


Seven Pounds
Synecdoche, New York (R)
Body of Lies
Flash of Genius
Twilight (R)
Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The


The Day the Earth Stood Still (R)
Cadillac Records
What Just Happened? (R)
Taken (PAL only) (R)
Sex Drive (R)
Punisher: War Zone (R)


Soul Men
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Nights in Rodanthe
Miracle at St. Anna
Guitar, The


Britarded said...

I was thinking of tearing up Quantum of Solace but then I saw this...


and there was nothing more to say.

La Sporgenza said...

Funny you should key on Quantum Tom because I originally had it in the “Worthy” section (where I think it belongs), but bumped it up because almost everyone seemed to like it. The anti-Quantum site you mention certainly has some good points but Marc Forster as “Brand Ruiner?”. Come on. The Bond movie franchise has been ruined so many times that I've lost track. Let's see... working backwards we've got Product-Placement Bond (Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough), Goof-Bond (Moonraker, Octopussy, A View to a Kill), Non-Bond (Never Say Never Again), Bored-Bond (Diamonds are Forever), and the list goes on.

This latest incarnation is just another variation on a theme – Crunchy-Bourne-Bond, if you will, complete with jiggly cameras and jump-cut chase scenes. Is it great?... certainly not, but it awful? No. Toss Moonraker in the tray and tell me Forster ruined the brand. I don't think so. The only thing indestructible about Bond is the franchise.

the coelacanth said...

tim dalton is my favourite bond.

the coelacanth said...

also funny is how the twilight "review" took place mainly in the comments section...

Dropkick said...

i was a huge bond fan growing up. watched them all as a kid. would save up my allowance every month to get another vhs tape. and i have to say, even though people hate me for it, my fave bond has and will always be Roger Moore.
i don't know why.
anyways, nothing wrong with the new bond movies, i just get really miffed that our new bond isn't Clive Owen. oh man... that would have been perfect. Blond Bond is lame.
Moonraper was hilarious. the theme song is amazing and the opening sky dive battle with Jaws was wicked.
damn, if i had a vcr i'd pop that in right now

Dropkick said...

oh and i did write a review of slumdog

the coelacanth said...

tom is bond, bond is tom.

La Sporgenza said...

Got it Kris... forgot about that one.