New releases, 27 Apr 2004

If you’re curious what’s coming out on DVD this week, check out Here’s what caught my eye:

Big Fish (2003)

It’s a solid movie that I enjoyed. Any Tim Burton fan will want this for their collection. But it’s not the kind of movie I ever see myself wanting to watch again.

The Cooler (2003)

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one. Would make an excellent rental, I think. It’s got William H Macy and Alec Baldwin in a movie NOT directed or written by David Mamet.

Ghosts of the Abyss: IMAX (2003)

i.e. James Cameron’s other Titanic film.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

“Release THE HOUNDS!” I just wanted to say that. Nevermind me. I love the Sherlock Holmes short stories, though.

Love Actually (widescreen) (2003)

The ultimate British romantic comedy. Or so they say. And it comes complete with Keira Knightley. The movie, not the DVD.

That’s it for this week. Coming up next: THE MARX BROTHERS COLLECTION! And some other stuff, like SAMURAI JACK: SEASON ONE and THE LAST SAMURAI.


4 Responses to “New releases, 27 Apr 2004”

  1. modiplop
    27. April 2004 at 12:34

    Love actually is a boke inducing experience. Only watch with a basin in front of you to catch the vomit….seriously. Its Ultimate Bridget Jones to the power infinity.

  2. Wes C. Addle
    27. April 2004 at 13:08

    My better half would be royally pissed at me if I didn’t pipe up on her behalf and mention ER Season 2 is out this week as well.

    I never was a fan of the show — couldn’t get into it when it started airing 10 years ago (!!!) but I bought her the Season 1 set for Christmas and now I’m hooked. I think it has something to do with maturity level and a difference in personal values, but I’m not sure.

  3. Nick
    27. April 2004 at 13:21

    Believe it or not, the only must buy for me this week is Stuck on You. I watched the previews and thought it would be awful, but bothered to see it (unlike the rest of America) and really, really enjoyed it. The characters and actors were really likeable. It wasn’t THAT funny, but I cared about the twins, and that was what really mattered. I warned my girlfriend that I would end up buying the movie and forcing her to watch it. The time has come…

  4. Noel
    27. April 2004 at 13:32

    THE COOLER is highly overrated. The acting is strong, but the situation is forced and ridiculous, which the movie never really acknowledges. Instead, the writer-director Wayne Kramer pretends that all his hoke is really heavy and important. Yeesh. It was my least favorite movie of last year, out of the 160 or so 2003 releases I saw.