Sunday, October 6, 2013

What's New on DVD and Blu, Episode 7: The New Horror Hangover

A little light this week on things I'm interested in.  We get the last Hangover, another Chucky movie, and some hellnaw in After Earth.  Joss Whedon's take on Shakespeare is probably the highlight of the week for me, though I  know it'll be a minute or two before I catch up.

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What's New (October 8):

The Hangover Part III (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Combo Pack)

 I can't, with any certainty, tell you why this film exists.  The Hanover series suffers from greed and not knowing that there can be too much of a good thing.  I know they made money on all 3 films but, as a guy who has stereotypical guy friends that  fart and drink beer and laugh, I am officially licensed to say the the original Hangover is one of the best comedies of the last 10 ten years.  It crossed a lot of boundaries and had a lot of unexpected humor in a lot of ways...the last two films only attempted to recreate that success and just never got there.  Still a film with this cast is worth a few laughs.  In hindsight they should have left well-enough alone but since the film exists give it a watch when you're bored and want a mindless laugh or 5.

After Earth (Two Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy)

I can't, with any certainty, tell you why this movie exists. M. Night Shyamalan suffers from greed and not knowing when to just f-in quit.  The Sixth Sense captivated people because of the twist.  Unbreakable is just an excellent film.  Unfortunately, because of those films, Shyamalan is allowed to continue to make films and those films have been abject, abhorrent failures.  Shyamalan is a one-trick pony.  This film is basically a vehicle for Will Smith's mini.  As for Will won't find a bigger Will Smith fan than me but, I wonder, if he ever steps back and wishes he had taken the role in Django instead of this.  Somehow, I doubt he needs the coin, but maybe the recognition would have been good.  His career is a little stagnant...MIB III is the last film of his I liked. Hopefully he gets back to king of the hill status soon.  I love a good "hellnaw."

  Curse of Chucky (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

I can't, with any certainty, tell you why this film exists.  The first Chucky movie was acceptable because it played on people's completely irrational fears that their dolls could become vulgar, violent murderers.  The tag line is "Chuck's Back and Better Than Ever" because that'd be super-hard to accomplish.  That's akin to new and improved McNuggets: they still taste like butane.

What's Next (October 15):

See you back next week when the only thing I will talk about is my love of Guillermo Del Toro's
Pacific Rim Collector's Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD +UltraViolet Combo Pack) which you can pre-order by clicking the title back there or own right now on Amazon Instant video by clicking the title right here:Pacific Rim (bonus features) [HD]

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