Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today's New DVDs- 11/3/09

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009): Tony Scott's reimagining of the classic 1974 New York action picture can't hold a candle to the original, but taken on its own terms, for its own time, it delivers some decent thrills and tension.

The Answer Man: A charming, if slight, romantic comedy/drama by, and about, grown-ups (with some other, bigger, less interesting stuff thrown in).

North by Northwest (Blu-ray): Hitchcock's almost-best movie (sorry, I'm partial to Rear Window) gets the Blu-ray and deluxe anniversary DVD treatment.

G.I. Joe- The Rise of Cobra: Nope, still not seeing it.

Love Actually (Blu-ray): As I wrote in a short film that you'll get to see very soon: "It's like the Casino of bad chick flicks--it's like three hours long, and everybody in it deserves to get whacked."

Also out this week: Will Ferrell's George W. Bush show, the Chris Columbus abortion I Love You Beth Cooper, Aliens in the Attic for all you Kevin Nealon fans (as if such a thing exists), the complete series of The Shield (yet another show I'm ashamed to have never seen), and the documentary Food, Inc. (review forthcoming).

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