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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cinematic Comforts: 03/27/2012




I hope you all had a great weekend.  I'm sorry I missed posting The Weekend Watch, but I'm pretty sure you all saw "The Hunger Games".  Was it good?  I would be more into this if it wasn't hyped up as much.  Instead I picked up a copy of "Battle Royale". Yes I understand that both movies are very different from eachother and I'm not going to go into a rant about what movie is better.   I just find B.R. to be very enjoyable but I will read H.G. after "We Need to Talk About Kevin".

Well folks it looks like we have a nice list of new movies and some old classics that are available to view at your home today so let's get to this.   



Casablanca



I'm going to start this list off by recommending one that really should be seen.  Not just by movie buffs, but by everyone.   Although if you are a film geek and you haven't checked this out.  I urge you to stop whatever is is that your doing and watch this right away.  The character Humphrey Bogart plays is the kind of cool man every guy wishes he could be.  He always has the best lines, is great with women, and knows how to handle complete assholes without being a complete doucebag himself.   The picture on Blue-ray looks astounding.   It looks like it was just made yesterday and filmed in black and white for stylistic purposes. 




Alvin and The ChipmunksChip -wrecked



In the progression of these movies.  I really thought the third one would be set in college.   In the second flick, they put the three rodents in High School.  I can't imagine that secondary education would be that much of a problem for the screenwriters.  Instead we get the chipmunks stranded on an island while Alvin contemplates his behavior.  Don't expect a lot of drama with this one.  Infact just don't expect too much of anything and you'll be fine, I think.




A Dangerous Method



David Cronenbeg directs Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Kira Knightly in this psychological drama about....psychology.  I was going to put in a much better word but I'm too lazy to look up any antonyms right now. Sigmund Freud(Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Fassbender) are two of the greatest minds who have very different methods when it comes to understanding ones behavior and sexuality.  Jung's latest patient is the dangerously self abusive Sabrina Spielrein(Knightly) who through the course of several lessons becomes emotionally attached to her.    Some say that Kira overacts too much in this but I thought she was the right kind of crazy    She was the only interesting one out of the whole group although Viggo's performance as Freud was very good.  I hope he makes a cameo as that character for the upcoming "Bill and Ted 3".


The Bodyguard: 20th Anniversary Edition.



Since we haven't cashed in enough on the death of a celebrity.  Warner Brothers is releasing their hit movie ( it had a hit soundtrack to be more precise) on blue-ray this week. I had no desire to see it than, and I have even less to see it now, but you if are one of those that liked it. You can now watch it in high def.





Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



The surprise Oscar pick for best picture finally comes home for you to judge if it deserved it's nomination.  I have no problems with sentimental movies and I'm not going to judge this one til I see it.  Unfortunately it doesn't look like anything I really want to see.




In the Land of Blood and Honey.




Subjects like the raping and killing of  women in Bosnia don't make for the kinds of entertainment people like to watch.  But it should be something that is required by law to watch.  Just because you turn a blind eye to it doesn't make it go away.  I'm eally impressed to see this was directed by Angelina Jolie.  I would like to see what other movies she makes after this.


Leave comments below and let me know if there are any movies you're looking forward too on Blue-Ray or DVD.

11 comments:

  1. I agree about Viggo being good in ADM, but I hated Knight;ey's performance. I think it's one of the weakest movies made by Cronenberg.

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  2. Even Weaker than "M Butterfly"? Well let's hope he can improve his status with "Cosmopolis". Thanks for the comment Sati

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