I'm not going to do an intro this week. Let's just get to the nitty-gritty.
Adventureland: Remember Lou Reed, jeans, and carnivals? I sure do! And this film does too! Relive those awkward pre-adulthood nights where you can't finish a sentence with a single breath and where each person you know is an outcast (then again, if everyone is an outcast, can they truly be considered outcasts?). Also, this film keeps pounding into your head reminding you that it takes place in the eighties! Gee golly whiz!
Fighting: The title pretty much describes this film. I don't condone fighting. I'm a pacifist. But I condone this film because it has Luiz Guzman. Remember when he blows up in Traffic? Those were good times, huh?
Rudo y Cursi: Like quirky indie comedies but get tired of hearing them in English? Well, now our neighbors down in ol' Mexico have caught the quirky bug. Alfonso Cuaron's baby brother makes this quirky comedy about two bothers and their quirks while they try to become big time quirky soccer players. This movie is quirky and quirky quirky quirky with a great quirk. You quirk what I mean?
Sunshine Cleaning: Thought I was done saying quirky and starting my descriptions with questions, didn't ya? Huh!? Well, guess what? Leah Rozen of People® magazine describes this film as "colorful refreshingly quirky comic drama". Quirky. QUIRKY! Bleech! Anyways, the cover made me think this movie is about furniture moves, but it's in fact about two women who clean up crime scenes. If you like blood, blond women, and quirkyness, this film is for you! Interesting fact I learned about recently though: Alan Arkin (who's a supporting actor in this) graduated from my old high school. Cool stuff!
Thirtysomething S.1: I want to say I remember this show, but all I remember is when I was a kid, I'd get upset when they would have reruns of this instead of reruns of The Wonder Years. Man, now The Wonder Years! That was a great show! How many guys here had a crush on Winnie Cooper. Come on. We know we all did. That needs to be on DVD instead.
OTHER NEW RELEASES AND NEW INVENTORY:
A Bitter Sweet Life
Bocelli/Under the Desert Sky
Death Note/Change the World
The Fish Fall in Love
House MD S5
The Ipcress File (Blu)
Jeanne Dielman, 21 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (Criterion)
Jonas Mekas Walden Collection
Just for Laughs/Over the Edge (Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan and more)
The Last Days of Disco (Criterion)
New Trick S1
Patton Oswalt/My Weakness is Strong
Rudo y Cursi (Blu)
Sunshine Cleaning (Blu)
Trouble the Water
We're Going to Eat You
BLOG PICK O' THE WEEK:
Husbands: I actually forgot to include this in last weeks blog as it came out last week! Well, Cassavetes' finest film is finally out on DVD in the original cut feature all the Peter Falk throwing-up and farting you can handle! I've seen a lot of films about male bonding (in a strickly platonic sense of course) and despite the fact the characters are twice my age, it's the most realistic vision I've seen of this. To top it off, this movie has a perfect ending where life and duties are reaffirmed as the friends return from their break from adulthood. Excellent performances all around from Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk and the director himself.
NEW EMPLOYEE PICKS AND RECOMMENDED:
So the last few weeks, I've forgotten to do this. I'll do it for now. Let's see what we have up
R.I.P. John Hughes: The creator of so many great memories and times may have passed on, but his spirit will always live in the enclosed space of these Digital Versatile Discs. Remember the enjoyment he brought you with teen classics like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Some Kind of Wonderful.
Inglorious Basterds: Tarantino stuffs his movies with references to cinema past. His newest film has a heap of Leone with a spoonful of Don Siegel spiced with Truffaut's The Last Metro and Fassbinder's BRD trilogy. Rent some of these films and see where Tarantino got the inspiration to make his newest action picture. Right next to these, we're keeping a small section dedicated to the films Tarantino. Now it's the best time to reunite with Mr. Pink, The Wolf, Stuntman Mike, Ordell and Beatrix Kiddo.
Mario Z's Here's to Your Health: Mr. Mario may be working here less and less due to his non stop learning of the medical field, but his section keeps his spirit alive. To make you feel more comfortable next time he gives you a shot or assist you during your next surgery, he put out some films that'll fix your irregularly beating heart like The Hospital, M*A*S*H, and Critical Care.
Gracie G's Face: I don't mean her actual face. I mean her section is titled "Face". Here you're bound to find tons of movies with the ancient art of face replacement surgery or people without a face. Some face-less wonders here include Seconds, The Face of an Other and Eyes Without a Face.
Mark A's Daja Vu DVD (Same Cover, Different Movie): Working here for a while now, Mark has been noticing a trend of laziness when it comes to designing DVD covers. In fact, he grabbed all the ones that looked too similar and put them in one section. See how Problem Child and Parenthood have almost identical covers and how crouch-shots are now over used as a DVD cover.
Ronny D is working on a section. I'll report on it when it's up.
Thank you again for reading this.
I took this photo back in April, but I thought now it's the best time to share it. By the way, that isn't rain. It's hail.
MORAL OF THE WEEK:
Don't drink orange juice after milk. It turns the inside of your stomach into a an atomic test site.
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