Monday, February 06, 2006

Picks of the Week, 2/6!!!

London is the pick of the week, sadly, and only because it stars Jason Statham, whose loveliness in the Transporter movies led me to consider Transporter 2 one of the best films of last year. But really, what else is coming out next week? Nothing! Well, tonight I'll be at the New Bev seeing Red River and The Misfits. Those are good movies in theaters, but not new releases.

Not reflecting the barren wasteland of the cinemas, there are about a million movies coming out on DVD tomorrow.

In the field of absolute redundancyBambi II is released tomorrow on DVD. What, are they going to kill Bambi's dad now? Where Bambi was an interesting exploration into mortality, cause, really, who wasn't completely traumatized for life when they saw Bambi's mom die at the age of four? My expectations for this movie which I will not see are about as high as for Curious George, the movie.

Cote D'azur is one in another slew of mediocre contemporary gay films. This one's French at least. I didn't see the film in theaters because of the insipid reviews I had read. Perhaps I will see it and be proven wrong.

On a more classic level, Making Love is finally getting an official DVD release. It one of the first mainstream films to feature a frank depiction of homosexuality. Starring Michael Ontkean of sheriff Harry S. Truman of Twin Peaks fame, the film was a scandal upon its release. Twenty three years before Brokeback, we were causing commotions with this one. Now we can see if it was worth it. In digital definition, no less.

Both The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Breakfast At Tiffany's (an absolute guilty favorite of mine) get special treatments and arrive at your local video stores in souped-up special editions. The latter really is one of the best films of the sixties, encompassing the glamour and the sadness of scenesterism in the same breath. And the cat is cute. Just ignore Mr. Unioshi.

And lastly, yet another Jaques Demy film is reissued. This time it's A Slightly Pregnant Man starring Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve (of course!).

Coming next week, GOLDEN GIRLS SEASON 4 DVD!!!!!


Blogger J said...

Um, gross, I never knew about your love for Breakfast at Tiffany's. And, way to not talk about a film superior on every conceivable level: The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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