This week we’ve got borrowed things, ninja priests, and one of my favorite movies of the year, so let’s get started!
This Week’s Big Releases
Synopsis: White ladies are horrible to each other, all in the name of friendship between white ladies. Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson star.
Tomatometer Rating: 15%
Special Features: Special Features include the actors talking about turning 30, an interview with author Emily Giffin, additional scenes, and a gag reel.
Deals: Amazon and Best Buy have the blu-ray combo pack for $22.99
Buy/Queue/Skip: You’re better off watching a marathon of Real Housewives of Orange County to watch white ladies be horrible to each other. SKIP IT. Don’t believe me? Here’s Courtney’s take.
Synopsis: There are ninja priests with face tattoos and vampires, because sure why not. Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, and Karl Urban.
Tomatometer Rating: 17%
Special Features: Special Features include Director Scott Stewart, Writer Cory Goodman, Paul Bettany and Maggie Q, deleted and extended scenes and featurettes on the vehicles and creating the world of the film.
Deals: Amazon and Target have the 3D blu-ray for $22.99
Buy/Queue/Skip: Don’t waste your time. If you want so bad it’s good vampire movies, just watch this season of TRUE BLOOD, which isn’t as good as it has been, but is better than this. SKIP IT.
Also Available This Week
If you’re in the mood for some terribly fun 90s action, you might want to check out DEMOLITION MAN, with Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, and OSCAR WINNER Sandra Bullock. It’s a good rental.
Target has a couple decent sales this week, with the first season of ARCHER, FIGHT CLUB, and CASINO ROYALE available on blu-ray for ten bucks.
My pick this week is director Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of JANE EYRE, starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. This adaptation focuses more on the gothic elements of Bronte’s novel rather than the romance, and makes Jane a stronger character and makes a better movie for it. Wasikowska completely redeems herself for the cinematic afterbirth that was ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and delivers a fantastic performance here, painting Jane with just the right balance of strength and fragility. Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, and Jamie Bell also star in what is not only one of my favorite movies of the year, but is one of the best literary adaptions I’ve ever seen.
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