New DVD Releases to Crave This Week: Killers, a Solitary Man and MacGruber Walk Into a Bar...
By Chris Kavan - 09/07/10 at 11:25 AM CT
Once again, I'm forced to admit that I am most displeased with the lack of quality DVD releases. Still, I tend to focus mainly on zombies, sci-fi or assorted violence, but I digress. Someone is probably happy these are coming out on DVD, here they are:
1) If you're looking for Mr. and Mrs. Smith, lite, then the Ashton Kutcher / Katherine Heigl film Killers should fit the bill. Something tells me the chemistry won't be as good and neither will the story or action. I guess you could do worse for a romantic / action film, but then again, you can do much better as well.
2) Proving once again that turning a 5-minute sketch into a feature length film is never a good idea (or rarely so) comes MacGruber. I'm sure there are a few chuckles to find within, but I'm also better they are too few and much too far between to make it worth the while. Still, I bet I will end up watching this at some point and regretting it (just like Zohan).
3) If you want something with a bit more meat on its bones, check out the Michael Douglas vehicle Solitary Man. I guess it's never too late to have a midlife crisis or find your life in ruins. Not the happiest sort of film, but one Douglas can certainly handle.
For those on more inclined to the Blu-Ray releases, we have a grab bag: everything from the underrated Mars Attacks! to the seriously trippy (but excellent rock opera) The Who's Tommy. For sci-fi fans like me, the pre-Star Wars George Lucas film THX 1138 may be the best release, even if not the most popular.
For all the information on new releases, be sure to visit the FilmCrave New DVD Releases page.