Daily Archives: June 16, 2009
Not a bad week on the DVD front. Here’s what we got:
Friday the 13th – This remake/reboot of the classic horror franchise had a very strong opening weekend, but faded very quickly. There’s not much to say about these type of films – you either like them or you don’t. Will there be violence – Check. Nudity – Check. Blood and gore – check! If you’re into those type of things, then this film is for you. If not then you should skip this one.
One Week – One of the better Canadian films of recent years, One Week stars Joshua Jackson as a man who find out that he is dying, and decides to go on a cross Canada motorcycle trip before he goes in for treatment. The performances are decent, but the real star is the scenery. It’s worth checking out to see all the different locations. The film also has some cameo appearances by some famous Canadians, and I won’t say who they are because it’s a nice surprise to see them when they appear.
Family Guy: Volume 7 – It’s nice to see that Volume 7 is out on DVD. Think about the fact that this was a show that was cancelled at one point, but has developed a very loyal following. Although it has taken a beating in recent years by people [namely South Park, who were bang on in their parody of the show], Family Guy still makes me laugh. If you like random references included in your TV show, then you have to pick this up!
Transformers: The Complete First Season – It’s the 25th anniversary of the famous TV cartoon, but more importantly, it is a cash-in for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen coming to theatres. Follow the adventures of Optimus Prime and the Autobots as they take on their arch nemesis Megatron and the Decepticons. Although I was a fan of the show when I was a kid, I watched the animated movie recently, and it did not hold up as well now as it did in my memory! For serious fans only.
Until Next Week