Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New to VHS 6/21



The Adjustment Bureau -- Did any of you see this? This Philip K. Dick adaption (Blade Runner, Total Recall, etc.) got pretty decent reviews. Everyone I know wanted to see this, but not enough to actually see it. Anyway, the plot is Matt Damon wakes up in the Truman Show and goes all Jason Bourne. Sounds good enough for a trip to Redbox.

Unknown -- The movie that might as well have been the sequel to Taken. Liam Neeson is in a car accident which scrambles his brain. He wakes up and goes all Oldboy. Except instead of those insane twists at the end, you get corn. Lots of corn. You might want to save your time Redbox.


Cedar Rapids --  A comedy starring Ed Helms and John C. Reilly which was in theaters for about a week. Everything I've seen about this has been good, but the reviews had a higher box office gross than the actual movie. If it is anything like the director's last effort, the criminally underrated Youth in Revolt, then this is a must see.

The Eagle -- An epic film about battles in ancient Rome which is fairly boring. I'm not even sure how that works.

The Closer: Season Six -- The season that won star Kyra Sedgwick her Emmy, but I'm sure you are all more interested in J.K. Simmons and Breaking Bad's Tuco.



Bunnyman -- This has some good hype to it, but the cover alone was enough to sell me. 

Rocko's Modern Life Season 1 -- Only $14 to own at Amazon or $5 to download. This was Nickelodeon's best cartoon. Watch it again when you are older and try to spot all the stuff they got pass the censors.  

Tons and tons of music DVDs -- I have no idea what the deal is, but there are tons of concerts and documentaries out today. Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Miles Davis, Radiohead, the Strokes, and more all have something. My best bet is to pick up Less Than Jake's Anthology DVD.

finally

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story -- Remember this guy from my Vincent Price post? He is the P.T. Barnum of the film world, utilizing many gimmicks in his movies. He would hire screamers and fainters as well as ambulances and hearses, have skeletons fly over the crowds, give out special glasses that would hide ghosts on screen, and -- one of his strangest gimmicks -- actually make good movies. This documentary starring all the big horror icons of his day is a must own as far as I'm concerned.

8 comments:

  1. LOL. BUNNYMAN. Wow, thanks. Never heard of it. Must have it, now.

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  2. The Adjustment Bureau is a pretty good movie man
    book of shadows

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  3. That was a good movie to watch.

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  4. Saw 'the adjustment bureau' it was ok imo but nothing more.

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  5. Unknown was good until it got to the end :|

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