- The Blind Side will have huge DVD sales. I'm *cough* blind to this movie's appeal but millions love what they see and will continue to. If it weren't based on a true story, you KNOW that they would already be adapting this into a television series for some young C Lister to try and survive, risking comparisons to a movie star. Kinda like when Sandra Bullock herself got the Melanie Griffith sloppy seconds for television's Working Girl. Who knew then that Bullock's fame would so eclipse Griffith's?
- Brothers has arrived for those of you curious about Tobey Maguire's Golden Globe nomination. Do you think he came in the dread sixth place for an Oscar nomination this year? Whoever was sixth was a distant sixth given events on the road to Oscar night, but someone was sixth!
- Fantastic Mr Fox is probably going to be even better on DVD. I'm sensing "highly rewatchable". You know what scene makes me howl with laughter each time I'm reminded of it? "Whackbat"
- Red Cliff is basically a porn movie to me given that it stars Chen Chang, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung Chiu Wai... so I, uh, probably shouldn't watch it at home. But, that said, I might because in DVD form you can see all 4 hours. I liked the movie in theaters (big action scenes, colorful costumes, and fun war strategy sequences) but it felt suspiciously like a miniseries that had been repackaged for movie length... which, in fact, it had.
- Seraphine. Yolande Moreau stars is the painter in this biopic. She won the French Oscar as well as the recent LAFCA Best Actress prize. For those who are impatient it's available on instant play at Netflix.
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon ...no comment.
Which DVD would you like Nathaniel to type at'chu about right here? A simple review, tossed off thoughts or even a liveblog. Who knows? Vote.
Mad Men Season Three is also available. I own all three seasons and the packaging is so choice. A scotch neat this time (last season it was a dress shirt in its package). I can't wait to watch it again but first I have to rescreen Season 2 for "Mad Men at the Movies", my series on the film references therein. It'll be a good summer Sunday diversion right here at TFE while we wait for Season 4 to begin. If you've never watched the show you still have a few months to get caught up. It's pretty hard to resist once you've succumbed to its spell. If you haven't yet seen Season Three, you should also rent Bye Bye Birdie (1963) for kicks. It factors in more heavily than just about any film ever has on the show.