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Well, we’re all over the map this week. But there’s something fishy about this group:
Category: films about people who get into situations and do things. Here are this week’s DVD highlights:
Four fine films that come from very different places:
Better Than You Heard Dep’t.: Brooklyn’s Finest – Antoine Fuqua’s rather grim but powerful and thrilling tale of three cops (Richard Gere, Don Cheadle & Ethan Hawke) who face very different, very violent fates. Gere is an aging who-cares veteran; Cheadle is deep undercover; and Hawke is a stressed-out strike force member who has too much guilt and too many bad ideas. Great flick.
Big, diverse batch of films. We’ll go alphabetically this week: The Crazies – Given it’s dead zone February release date, one would likely think this remake of George Romero’s low-fi Seventies flick didn’t have much going for it. Turns out, it was a solid, well-made genre piece that made good on all that it promised in its eerie trailer. Another nice outing by Timothy Olyphant, who is fast becoming the new aww-shucks/everyman action hero. Check it out. The Eclipse – Moody ghost story about several writers at a literary conference. Far better than that sentence reads. Hot Tub Time Machine … Continue reading DVD Releases for 6/29/10