Pick of the week: Home (9/10): A remarkable European movie about a family who live in idyllic happiness until a freeway moves in next to their home and they all start to slowly go insane, eventually walling themselves up inside their house. Absurd, and strange, but well worth it if you speak French (no English version is available).
TV series of the week: Galapagos: Les Iles Qui Ont Change Le Monde (8/10): Seriously beautiful nature photography of the creatures and land masses that make up the Galapagos Islands. Again, available only in French.
Blu-Ray of the week: Do The Right Thing: Still Spike Lee’s best, still an all-time classic, race relations have never had such a serious look that looks so good or is as entertaining. A masterpiece.
Columbus Day (3/10): Val Kilmer is a thief who has just pulled off the heist of a lifetime. Now he’s going to spend an entire movie on the phone. Yawn.
Stone of Destiny (4/10): Not an action movie, or a comedy, or a dramatic film, or a good film. Just a true story about some Scottish nationalists who steal a stone. Meh.
La Jeune Fille Et Les Loups (4/10): Even the occasional glimpse of a cute wolf cub and Laetita Casta’s nipples can’t save this movie that doesn’t have the guts to go all out. In French only.
12 Rounds: After The Marine, they still let John Cena make movies? Really?
The Code: Jewel thief movie that stars Morgan Freeman (not always a good sign), Antonio Banderas (not always a good sign), and Radha Mitchell (she’s promising).
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li: Apparently there have been like thirty movies in this series since Jean-Cluade Van Damme and Raul Julia lit up the big screen in that awful, awful first one. This one stars that chick from Eurotrip.
Entourage: The Complete Fifth Season: Still one of the best shows on television.
Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience: Do I need to describe this one? Get your ten year old girls in front of the TV, and go to the garage to drink beer.
The Education of Charlie Banks: I like Jesse Eisenberg, but this movie was directed by Fred Durst. Previously seen directing The Longshots, and planning a Limp Bizkit comeback tour. Expect awful things.
The Human Contract
Stargate Atlantis: Season Five
Princess Protection Program
On Blu-Ray this week:
Barbra Streisand Live in Concert 2006
Chopin: La Dame Aux Camelias
How The Earth Was Made
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and Friends: The 70th Birthday Concert
The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li
Tan Dun: Marco Polo
Ted Nugent: Motor City Mayhem
Transmorphers: Fall of Man
Wagner: Die Walkure
Out next week:
Skate or Die
My Faraway Bride
The Saddle Club: Horseback Riders
The Saddle Club: Back In The Saddle
Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy
Petticoat Junction Official Second Season
Reno 911! Complete Sixth Season
Matlock Season Three
On Blu-Ray next week:
Grumpy Old Men
In Memory of My Father
Iron Maiden: Flight 666
Legends And Lyrics Vol. 1
Legends And Lyrics Vol. 2
The Universe: Complete Season Two