X-Men Origins: Wolverine – This film kicked off the summer season, and even though it did quite well at the box office, most viewed it as being a disappointment. Hugh Jackman is solid as always as the title character and a look at his days before he joined the X-Men. Full marks go to Ryan Reynolds as well for his brief appearance in the film. He owned his character. Many people were very disappointed in what happened at the end of the film, when a very popular comic book character is introduced, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Easy Virtue – This film has a very decent cast in Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Jessica Biel, and Ben Barnes and is about an Englishman marrying an American and the whirlwind that she brings with her when she goes to meet her groom’s parents.
Can you tell that new seasons of TV Shows are starting soon? Just look at all the TV Shows on DVD this week. I won’t have much to say on any of them, because I have never seen a complete episode of any of them (with the exception of the cartoon).
The Big Bang Theory: Season 2 – This show seemed to become more popular this year. Basically it revolves around two geeks, and their very hot next door neighbour, who teaches the geeks to be street smart, and not just book smart.
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 5 – All I have to say is “McDreamy”. If that means something to you, then you should buy this show. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you don’t need to watch this show.
Heartland: Season 1, Part 1 – This is a CBC series about two sisters and their grandfather, and their life on a horse ranch. The one thing that I notice about the show in the commercials is the nice views it has, as I believe it is filmed in Alberta.
Little Mosque on the Prairie: Season 2 – Another popular CBC series that is out on DVD this week. The series centres on some Muslim families that live in Mercy, Saskatchewan, and the comedic situations that arise when their cultural values clash with small town Canada.
My Name Is Earl: Season 4 (The Final Season) – Earl’s journey comes to an end (or does it). I’m not sure if the show got a proper send-off, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, a slacker wins $100,000 in a lottery, and decides to correct every mistake in his life because of it. I felt this show had a lot of buzz when it first came out, but it faded away, so it might have been time to cancel the show (although I’m sure fans would strongly disagree).
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 4 – This show revolves around four friends who run a bar and the many shenanigans they get into. Anything that has Danny DeVito is always worth checking out, at least I think so.
Private Practice: Season 2 – The spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy continues to focus on Kate Walsh’s neonatal surgeon. Unfortunately, that is all I know about this show.
Sanctuary: Season 1 – I don’t know anyone who has even watched this show, but apparently it is all about the darker side of humanity. The things that no one talks about. I’m talking about monsters and demons, but they are the key to the future of the human race. If that description interests you, then you should watch this show.
Transformers: Season 2, Volume 1 – I don’t need to say much about this. The original cartoon series comes to DVD. I will say that I purchased Season 1, and at first it did hold up as well as I remembered it, but as the season goes on, it unfortunately was not as good as I remembered. For diehards only!