Halfway through another month, with a couple of promising releases:
- The Bank Job
Is Jason Statham in another movie every other week, or is it just me? In any case, I don’t remember anything about this movie when it first came out at the beginning of the year, but the writeups I’m seeing about it now are promising. Granted, it’s a movie set in the 70s, which is about my least favorite decade for movie settings. But it’s supposed to be a fairly good one along the stylistic lines of “The French Connection” and other movies of the era.
The cover image above links to the special two disc edition, which includes a digital copy of the movie.
- Step Up 2 The Streets
I saw the first one. In theaters. It was my wife’s idea, of course. There were a lot of dance movies that summer, as I recall.
- Birds of Prey
It only lasted 13 episodes on the WB, but had a couple of redeeming qualities. The actress they cast as Oracle was perfect from a visual point of view. They really nailed the comic book character in the casting there. That’s not something you can say too often. (I thought George Clooney made for a great Bruce Wayne, though his Batman was lacking.)
Best Buy is including a comic book with your purchase, though I don’t know what it is. It’s probably not from the classic Dixon/Land/Guice era, though. Just a guess.
- College Road Trip
When did Martin Lawrence gain all that weight?
Next week: I’m very excited for “Spaced: The Complete Series.”