The DVD picks are loaded this week with no fewer than eight feature films landing on shelves with choices that range from the smart comedy of Cedar Rapids to the cheap thrills of Unknown and all points in between.
But that’s not all. There’s two TV shows that I’m pretty convinced nobody has ever actually watched unleashing their sixth and seventh respective seasons on DVD, plus a Bradley Cooper movie that I’m sure he wishes never saw the light of day. Plus, the six other feature films!
Check it out below…
The Adjustment Bureau and Unknown
What are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to know? How can moviegoing not just always be an unqualified risk?
Look at these two films. By all counts both were going to be at least very good going in.
Adjustment Bureau: 72% Rotten Tomatoes. Matt Damon in the Lead. Solid pedigree with a Phillip K. Dick Story.
Unknown: 55% Rotten Tomatoes (actually quite good for an early year release when critics temper their enthusiasm). Liam Neeson in the lead. Solid pedigree in that it looks exactly like Taken.
On paper, both of these movies are great. You’re going to enjoy them. There’s no reason not to go see them in the theater. But then there’s the reality.
They’re both ridiculously constructed bits of gibberish that become increasingly frustrating as they go along. One has a satisfying ending but is so convoluted that you don’t care anymore. One has an ending that is insanely corny to the extent that it had entire theaters exploding with laughter. Which was which? I don’t remember – I tried to purge them from my mind.
What’s the moral of this story? It’s impossible to know. You simply can’t tell whether or not a movie will be good before you see it. Moviegoing is always, always a risk. Just ask all those people who went to see Thor.
But if you’re willing to take the risk, you can buy these movies on DVD.
- Cedar Rapids – Buy Now
- Ceremony – Buy Now
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Buy Now
- The Eagle – Buy Now
- Elektra Luxx – Buy Now
- Happythankyoumoreplease – Buy Now
TV on DVD
“The Closer”: Season 6 and “Medium”: Season 7
In honor of two television shows that I’ve never even considered watching, nor have ever met or talked to anybody who thought about watching them, it’s time to play my favorite game: Have you ever watched this?
If you answered yes, or are just wondering what these shows are, you may want to buy them on DVD: