This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

'Stooges', 'Down by Law,' 'Lockout' and More on DVD and Blu-ray This Week

A lot of junk with a couple of lookers

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: July 17, 2012

Down by Law (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Down by Law (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
I started watching this yesterday, hoping to finish it before today's post, but no dice. Right now the redesign is running my life, but I'm excited to see what most people seem to consider Jim Jarmusch's second best film behind Stranger than Paradise, which I also haven't seen. Personally, Mystery Train is my favorite Jarmusch as most of his films have never really spoke to me, but after Mystery Train (which I reviewed here) I got a strong urge to look a little farther back in his catalog and Down by Law was definitely near the top of the list of must sees.

Down by Law (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

 

Lockout
Lockout on DVD Blu-ray today
Lockout is finally where it belongs. This is a perfect direct-to-video title that somehow found its way into theaters. This is disposable entertainment with a fun lead performance by Guy Pearce. Give it a once over, have fun, laugh and forget about it.

Buy Lockout

 

Friends with Kids
Friends with Kids on DVD Blu-ray today
This is a good film with a terrible ending, which is made worse by how much it goes against everything writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt built leading up to it. However, I think you should give it a look. The ending will bother you, but you'll enjoy yourself overall.

Buy Friends with Kids

 

The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges on DVD Blu-ray today
The critics that did see this were torn, some really liked it, others not so much. Not being a Stooges fan, I have no interest. You?

Buy The Three Stooges

 

Get the Gringo
Get the Gringo on DVD Blu-ray today
I reviewed it and it resulted in one of the stranger comment threads ever on this site. As for the film itself, like Lockout, it's at home on video.

Buy Get the Gringo

 

Intruders
Intruders on DVD Blu-ray today
Eh, another title I have no interest in and it's not the last on the board this week. This just looked like another generic thriller and based on how it was dumped into theaters and quickly removed I have to assume I have the right read. It could be decent, but hardly anything you need to rush to see.

Buy Intruders

 

Casa de Mi Padre
Casa de Mi Padre on DVD Blu-ray today
I do want to see this, but I am going to need to find some free time where I have absolutely nothing else to watch before I do.

Buy Casa de Mi Padre

 

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen on DVD Blu-ray today
Here we have a film where I was convinced the third act was written by someone else. It's almost as if Simon Beaufoy printed out his draft and some 10-year-old stole the last 30 pages and rewrote them in Crayon and no one noticed. Too bad, it had a lot of potential.

Buy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

 

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  • Travis

    Please, Brad. For the love of god, do the thread for Get the Gringo for #goodcomments. At least on a day when there aren't any good ones. And particularly Cranberry's

    • Travis

      Scratch that, I see now that it was a bit of an ancestor to #goodcomments back in May, before I started listening (although I first viewed the site in 2010, and have made it my primary source of film news since then, I only started listening the first week of June, and have not missed one since). Still, if you are out of some fresh comments, perhaps more extensive coverage or a look back may be in order?