Tuesday, February 10, 2009

DVDs/Blu-Rays This Week: February 10th, 2009

I'VE SEEN:

W.
Dir. Oliver Stone
(DVD/Blu-Ray)

This film had some major flaws, including a disjointed story, and a lack of cohesiveness between the politics and the personal life of Bush. However, Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks (and Richard Dreyfuss, and James Cromwell and a lot more) are astoundingly amazing. Brolin creates a deep and moving character where he could have easily made a caricature. And the scene near the end, the conversation about Cats (and more) in the Bush bedroom, is one of the best scenes of last year. It is definetly worth seeing, but don't expect a masterpiece.

Film Grade: B-



I HAVEN'T SEEN:

Chocolate
Dir. Prachya Pinkaew
(DVD/Blu-Ray)

This film sounds awesome. An autistic girl can do any martial arts moves she sees in movies, and uses them to stop the evil creditors coming after her cancer-ridden mother. Seriously, how is that not one of the best plots ever? I definelty plan to rent this one.





Frozen River
Dir. Courtney Hunt
(DVD/Blu-Ray)

I mainly want to see this because of Melissa Leo's Oscar-nominated performance. The film itself looks good too, with illegal immigration and all that.


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