In this week of post Comic Con haze, we’ve got eight minutes to get you up to date on this week’s new releases, so let’s get started!
This Week’s Big Releases
Synopsis: Director Duncan Jones’ sophomore effort stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Captain Colter Stevens, who discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a train through a government program called the Source Code that allows him to re-live the last eight minutes of someone else’s life. Stevens must continually relive the train bombing in order to prevent a second attack. The film also stars Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright.
Tomatometer Rating: 91%
Special Features: There’s a commentary with Duncan Jones, Jake Gyllenhall and writer Ben Ripley. There’s also a feature called “Access: Source Code”, a picture in picture pop up special feature with interviews, commentaries and other trivia.
Deals: Amazon and Target have the blu-ray for $17.99, but it seems that only Best Buy has the blu-ray combo pack for $22.99
Buy/Queue/Skip: Source Code isn’t quite as good as Moon, Jones’ debut feature, but is far better than many of the other sci-fi offerings available this summer, so I’d say give it a QUEUE.
Synopsis: Clive Owen and Catherine Keener star in this drama as the parents of a young girl who begins talking to a boy online, only to discover that he isn’t who he seems to be. Her parents are shattered by their daughter’s reaction and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened.
Tomatometer Rating: 78%
Special Features: None are listed.
Deals: Amazon has the blu-ray for $13.99
Buy/Queue/Skip: I’d say SKIP IT. While the topic is still relevant, anyone who has seen To Catch A Predator will have a good idea of where the film is headed. I’d recommend watching HARD CANDY, which covers similar ground in a much more intriguing way.
Also Available This Week
Life During Wartime, director Todd Solonz’s most recent film, joins the ranks of the Criterion Collection this week.
My pick for this week is the abysmal movie adaptation of the King of Fighters video game series. The reason for this is not because the film is any good. I have not seen it, but am highly suspicious that it has any quality whatsoever.
The reason I recommend this is because if you, like me, just got back from Comic Con, your brain is still at least a little broken, assuming of course, you have not been decimated by the Nerdflu. A movie like KING OF FIGHTERS is the kind of mindless drivel that you’ll be able to appreciate in your nearly vegetative state. If you don’t believe me, here’s the trailer:
On top of all that, they fucked up Mai, who is arguably the sluttiest video game character of all time. (Mildly NSFW)
See you next week!