Monday, December 1, 2008

DVDS: Buy, Borrow, and Burn...

Hey guys! This week is a pretty slow week for DVD's, HOWEVER, there is one in particular that was a personal favorite of mine from this year, so here are the DVD's you should either buy, borrow, or burn...


Wanted - This may be the single biggest surprise from this year, so far. The first trailers, hell, all of the trailers made this film look like one of the biggest piles of drek that would be released this year, but then it was released, and it blew me away. From the outset, the action in this film is non stop, up until the end which is maybe the most interesting one, at least to talk about, this year. Now, this is a simple balls to the wall action film, so if you aren't a fan of films like Crank (which may be it's closest relative), then avoid, but even then go out and at least rent this flick. Get some friends over and just have a blast. Also, if you are like me and LOVE this film, there is a sweet collectors edition that I would like to tell you guys are it's features...

* Extended Scene – Be the first to view this killer extended scene from Wanted.
* Cast and Characters – Go behind the scenes with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann and Common as they discuss their roles in the film and their experiences on set.
* Stunts on the L Train – Stunt coordinators Nick Gillard and Mic Rodgers explain how cast members Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy performed the astounding elevated train stunt sequence.
* Special Effects: The Art of the Impossible – Special effects supervisor Dominic Tuohy explains how his team pulled off the stunning special effects throughout the film and how Angelina Jolie contributed to the action.
* Groundbreaking Visual Effects: From Imagination to Execution – A look at how the spectacular visual effects in the film were pre-visualized and executed.
* The Origins of Wanted: Bringing the Graphic Novel to Life – Creator Mark Millar, producer Marc Platt, director Timur Bekmambetov and screenwriters Michael Brandt, Derek Haas and Chris Morgan discuss the original graphic novel and the process of adapting it for the big screen.
* Through the Eyes of Visionary Director Timur Bekmambetov – A video portrait of director Timur Bekmambetov, featuring interviews with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Common, producer Marc Platt and the director himself.
* Wanted: Motion Comics – Watch as the graphic novel comes to life on screen with narration and sound effects.
* The Making of Wanted: The Game
* “The Little Things” Music Video Mash-Up (Please note this feature only appears on the 2-Disc Special Edition and the standard definition collector’s set.)

Just plain awesome...


Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - This film has lost the most money in the history of film (not with inflation), yet I didn't mind the first film, and for a family flick, this does look pretty cool. If you have kids or have read the books, check it out. I have no contempt for this film, it's just not my thing.


Step Brothers - Of all of the comedies released this year, this may be the bottom of the barrell. It doesn't stand up to Pineapple Express, Burn After Reading, Tropic Thunder, or Role Models, and it really didn't work for me. This is a love it or hate it film, at least with critics, so I would say rent it if you like idiotic cursing over laughs.

X-Files: I Want To Believe - I never saw this film, so all I am going on is the critical response, which was lower than low. The film is a sequel to the solid X-Files film, and really leaves a sour taste in the mouth of a fan of the original series, like yours truly. Just not a good film.

Alright, there you have it, the noteworthy DVD releases for this Tuesday, the 2nd of December. Not the greatest of weeks, but it's not all lost.

Go see something good!

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