Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Today's New DVDs- 1/26/10

Whip It: I don't mean to keep harping on it, but seriously-- this is the kind of movie home video is good for. Inexplicably ignored during its theatrical run, you now (as if by magic!) have the opportunity to see a really wonderful charmer of a movie. Go rent it, buy it, queue it, whatever it is that you do. Take my word for this one.

Soul Power: Sony didn't send us a screening copy of this one, so I can't tell you if the DVD and Blu-ray correct my main issue with this documentary on the 1974 Zaire concert that preceeded the "Rumble in the Jungle"--that issue being, not enough of the music. Bonus features? Deleted scenes? I'll let you know if I find out.

Surrogates: During this movie's very brief time in theaters, I was struck by how out-of-date it seemed; in the posters and trailers, it reminded me of that glut of futuristic movies from 1995 (Virtuosity, Johnny Mneumonic, Judge Dredd), specifically the ones that envisioned when the computers took over. Anyway, nothing in those trailers motivated me to see it, and nothing in the reviews I'm reading now has lead me to think that was the wrong call.

There's also like five new Rifftrax discs out today, but they didn't send us screening copies, so boo and no link for them. (Imagine all the sales they just lost!)

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