Every Tuesday is like Christmas morning for us movie nerds. There
DVDs to unwrap, and that glorious, greedy feeling of acquisition: I own
movie and I can watch it whenever I feel like it! And then they go onto
pile of to-be-watched DVDs that never seems to get any smaller. At
that's how it is at my house. Not that that ever stops me from wanting
You Know You Want It:
It's still my
target="_new">No. 2 movie of the year so far
target="_new">No. 2 movie of the year so farfor its sense of
wonder and grandeur. There's about a bazillion different DVD versions
this one: low-def, HD, Blu-Ray, etc. Each features different bonus
so buy carefully.
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright are my new filmmaking heroes because they
to combine a deeply geeky love of really bad movies with a ridiculous
of talent for turning cheese into gold.
target="_blank">Their smackdown of valentine to Hollywood action cop buddy flicks
target="_blank">Their smackdown of valentine to Hollywood action cop
You Didn't Know You Wanted It:
Yes, it's the Vikings-versus-Indians thing. But seriously, check
it out. This is the action movie boiled down to its
target="_blank">pure, visceral, cinematic core
target="_blank">pure, visceral, cinematic core.
The IMAX aspects of this NASA documentary will be lost at home, of
but if you're a Mars geek,
target="_blank">this is the closest you're ever gonna get to walking on the Red Planet
target="_blank">this is the closest you're ever gonna get to walking
You Don't Want It:
Trust me on this one. Yup, it's a dog.
I Didn't Know I Wanted It:
I haven't seen any of these flicks ... yet. Now that they're on DVD,
I don't know anything about it except that yummy Scotsman James McAvoy
stars. So I'm totally there.
Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
A documentary about precisely how screwed we're gonna be when the oil
This was at Sundance last year. I'm hoping it'll be in the same vein as
Idiocracy. I'll probably see my hopes dashed, but it's nice to
This one was written by uber Xer Douglas Coupland (the guy who
the idea of Generation Xers as microserfs slaving away at McJobs), so
keeping my fingers crossed for a new Office Space.
It's one of those gangster thingies with an English accent, so of
Vinnie Jones is in it, and really, people should stop giving acting
athletes. If the reviews at the IMDB are anything to go by, this should
Remember: Friends don't let friends buy bootleg DVDs from
people on the subway. Buy American!
MaryAnn Johanson (email
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