Aaron Johnson Sings a Song About Jim Carrey and Russell Crowe This Week in DVD & Blu-ray
by Nicholas Robinson
Hey guys. Sorry for the really late post but I was unable to finish writing this post with the amount of work I had to do so here I am a day late but still with the same accurate information that you crave every week on what comes out on home video. So, here we go.
As you saw in my review last August, I really liked this movie and Aaron Johnson gave a performance worthy of an honourable mention for best actor nominations. This movie is filled with really good performances, fun music and just an overall good story.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [Blu-ray]
Michel Gondry’s second Hollywood feature film is one of the greatest movies of the last decade. It’s intelligent and funny story combined with great acting from Golden Globe Winner (doesn’t mean much these days but when he won it did) Jim Carrey and Academy Award Winner Kate Winslet (yup. She did a holocaust movie) and crazy ass direction from Michel Gondry has cemented it in my mind as one of the classics-to -be.
A Beautiful Mind [Blu-ray]
Academy Award winner for Best Picture and Best Actor deservedly should be on every movie lovers shelf. The only reason it isn’t on mine is I don’t have the cash for every movie I want and recent movies just happen to have an impression when I purchase. Russell Crowe in one of his best performances ever along with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. You just can’t go wrong there.
RED [Special Edition]
I enjoyed this fun little action comedy. There was no way it was to be nominated for Best Picture but it was enjoyable. This special edition is in the rent section because there are quite a few special features on this DVD that would be interesting to watch after the movie and is definitely worth a rent.
Saw: The Final Chapter
Most of you are probably wondering “Wasn’t this in 3D?” and my response is: yes it was, but this is the 2D version. This movie deserves to be rented for two reasons: posterity (you have to start what you finish right?) and it was better than Saw 4 to 6. It still had some twistology, but it was better integrated and better explained and not as far-fetched as some of the last few.
Glee: Season 2, Volume 1
Now you’re probably saying to yourself: “How could he put Glee in the avoid section???” I simply say that it is down here for one reason and one reason only: Why would anyone buy part of a season when the full season is going to come out soon enough and will cost less than all the volumes combined. So hold out and buy the complete season when it comes out.
RED (Movie-Only Edition)
You read my explanation for the movie up in the rent section and the only reason that this is down here is that a special edition was released. So unless you don’t like special features get that oone.
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
Once again, my explanation for the movie is above and the only reason this is down here is because 3D DVDs suck and should only be available when the home 3D is as good as the theatre 3D.
Now this was a revenge movie that was so straightforward it wasn’t funny. There was horrible acting, not that much blood and gore and a twist that was so obvious it might have well been a straight line. Even though I kind of liked the fact that the avenger (didn’t think revenger was a word) said one line for the entire movie and that was all his character needed.
Stuff I Don’t Know
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
- Mi-5: Volume 8 [DVD only]
- Open Season 3
- Broadcast News (Criterion)
- Enter the Void
- The Color Purple [Blu-ray]