Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave: Immortals, Footloose or Jack and Jill - Pick Your Poison

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 03/06/12 at 09:48 AM CT

This Tuesday March 06, 2012 doesn't bring us any award-winning films, however, depending on the mood you happen to be in, it does bring in plenty of entertaining films.

1) There's no doubt if you read my review that I was never really impressed by Immortals - which to me felt like a bad mashup of 300 and the video game God of War - if you want a bit of action, this will fit the bill. There is plenty of violence to be had as mortals (and on occasion gods) battle each other over an artifact that has the power to release the long-dormant titans. Just don't go in expecting a mythology lesson as this is pure entertainment.

2) As far as remakes go, Footloose could have done a lot worse. While it may not have exactly burned up the dance floor, it looks like enough people enjoyed the ride that is should make a mild splash for home viewing. I still don't understand to need to update so many franchises - the 80s version works just find for me, thank you - no need to see how Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough handle things. for me.

3) Fresh off a record number of Razzie nominations, which I have a feeling is going to result in a record number or Razzie wins, you too can catch Adam Sandler in all his... glory? in Jack and Jill. Or you could just a sit in a classroom listening to someone scratch their nails across a chalkboard for an hour and a half - probably would result in the same amount of entertainment.

4) If you like your films a little more out there, I recommend Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In. Almodóvar is no stranger to getting a little kinky, but here he seems to be channeling a bit of David Cronenberg with the story of a brilliant plastic surgeon with a haunting past whose new "synthetic skin", and the patient he tests it on, all lead back to one tragic moment. Sounds intriguing, and if I get a chance to watch it, I think I will be thoroughly entertained.

On the Blu-Ray front, you have a few classics to choose from. Those who prefer comedy over anything else can bask in the glory that is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. One of my all-time favorites - endlessly quotable (for a nerd like me) and never boring, no matter how many times I watch it, even if you find British comedy a bit off, this is one you have to check out. Or I will taunt you a second time! But comedy fans who prefer things a bit more American also have Steve Martin in Parenthood, one of the many films Universal Studios is rolling out for their 100th Anniversary. While a little generic for my tastes, it still has Martin's appeal and is a good choice for family viewing. For war fans, it doesn't get much better than The Deer Hunter - another Universal film getting the 100th Anniversary upgrade. This film not only shows the war, but the way it affects things back home as well. Certainly one of the most brutally honest films about the Vietnam War and it should be a part of anyone's collection. If you prefer your movies a bit more classic, the duo of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are here for a little crime, and a little romance with To Catch a Thief. I admit, I have yet to see this Alfred Hitchcock film, though considering how much I admire the director, I should add it to my list. Even if this is a bit more lighthearted than many of his other films, I have a feeling it will still be a great watch. Finally, if you want to put a little spice back into your life, it doesn't get too much hotter than 9 1/2 Weeks. Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke (yes, the one and only Mickey Rourke) get all hot and bothered as they begin a purely sexual relationship that eventually turns complicated. If that doesn't make you feel the heat, check your pulse.

For the complete breakdown of all the new movies being released this week, make sure to check out the FilmCrave New DVD Releases and FilmCrave New Blu-Ray pages today.

Comments
1 comments
Name: 

Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   
 
View chrisdye   newguy's Profile

chrisdye newguy

Wrote on 03/20/12 at 07:06 PM CT

ented jack and jill not as bad as it was suposed to have been i loved it i laughed the entire movie

Write on Profile +

Bloggers
Recent Blog Posts
Archive

All Posts

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Films of 2012 by Neobowler
Movies First Seen in 2017 by royaluglydudes
Top Movie List by Seth
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
2016 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
2013 by Karmand
movies of 2017 by skater4159
Movies Watched by Sunbutt

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?