This September has some great DVD/Blu-Ray releases some of which are from the 2011 Summer Movie Season such as “X-Men: First Class”, “Thor”, and “Bridesmaids”. Also the latest season of some TV shows make their way onto DVD/Blu-Ray such as “Chuck”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Glee”, and “Castle”.
Here are some highlights:
– Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season
– Everything Must Go
– Fringe: The Complete Third Season
– The Office: Season Seven
Ben Willis (Biggerstaff) is an art student, and after a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. With his new found time, he decides to work the night shift at a local supermarket. The night shift workers are a quirky bunch and while some pass time with antics, Ben imagines that time freezes which allows him to see the beauty in life and in people.
“Cashback” was originally a short film which was turned into a feature film due to its success as a short film. It won 14 awards at international film festivals and was also nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. I really enjoyed this film. It was very artistic and the ensemble cast were great. The cast includes Sean Biggerstaff from the “Harry Potter” series, Emilia Fox, and Michelle Ryan (“Bionic Woman”).
Watching this film is like the feeling and memories you get when you see a picture just before it was captured. I think the underlying message of this film is very true. Even though life can get crazy sometimes, you have to be able to slow down and appreciate the beauty in the life and the people around you. I would definitely recommend renting it if you haven’t seen it. It was heartfelt, funny, and honest. I give this movie 4 stars!
Ok…so I just saw this movie this weekend and I have to say…I thought it was horrible. “Burn After Reading” is such an apropros title because that is exactly how I felt after watching it. I wanted to burn the DVD after watching it. The movie started out promising and funny and in one instant it went down hill. An easy description for this movie is a quote from George Clooney in the Special Features of the DVD: “It’s about stupid people doing stupid things.” Considering this is such a star-studded cast, I just expected more and I found myself irritated with the characters more than anything. Brad Pitt was actually the saving grace of the film. He was hilarious and his character was fun to watch. If I had to give it a rating…I would give it 1 and a half stars. In closing…I would have to say…this is one of those love or hate it films. As far as Coen Brothers’ movies…I definitely have seen better.