The Daily Shotgun: New DVD Releases July 17th
By: Henry J. Fromage –
Wow, there go the floodgates. Why exactly studios decide not to release anything for a couple of weeks then flood the market is beyond me. So many choices this week, and I’m not even including Bajo Las Riendas Del Amor, which I’m assuming you all pre-ordered.
The Three Stooges –
Okay, I didn’t say they were all good choices. This was better than Oberst was expecting, but as you can see from his review, that’s a far cry from saying it’s any good.
Guy Pearce hams it up beautifully, but as Frankie B. will tell you, that’s not enough to save this entirely mediocre genre flick.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen –
This one had a great concept, and has some good moments, but the saccharine romantic subplot ends up overtaking it all. Oberst thinks it may be worth a rental, though.
Casa de Mi Padre –
Will Ferrell embracing the telenovela, complete with full Spanish language dialogue, is a sight to behold. Oberst heartily recommends it.
Friends With Kids –
I really didn’t appreciate this one’s odd tone or quick embracing of romcom conventions terribly much, but The Cinephiliac found enough she liked in it to give it a recommend, so you might want to give it a try regardless of my review.
Get the Gringo –
This one I did quite enjoy. It’s a quality action flick that just happened to have the bad fortune of starring box office anathema Mel Gibson. His craziness only helps here, and I definitely recommend you give it a watch.