Also making their Blu-ray debuts this week are Castle in the Sky and Whisper of the Heart, but I'm still waiting for those screeners.
Sherlock: Season Two - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The BBC series about Sherlock Holmes starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson. The show has earned amazing reviews and is so popular that an American network is making their own version next season. I completely understand this, after all, it is the best selling new release according to Amazon.com, so it has a lot of fans. However, I'm almost certain the American version won't be as strong. That said, fans will always have this show to enjoy.
Survivor - Buy from Amazon: Panama - Exile Island and Guatemala
Ugh. I am not a fan of Reality TV and I am still a little amazed this show has lasted this long. It is still bringing in about 10 million viewers, but that's well below the 20 million to 25 million it was pulling in earlier in its run.
Teen Spirit - Buy from Amazon
Cassie Scerbo stars as a mean high school girl who accidentally dies and is refused entrance into heaven because of all the mean things she did. The only way she can get in is if she does something nice. So she decides to help a social outcast, Lindsey Shaw, win prom queen, even if she doesn't want to win. The movie does borrow from the large collection of clichés from the various genres, but it has enough charm to win over its target audience of tween girls.
Teen Wolf: Season One - Buy from Amazon
When I first heard about this show, my initial thought was disbelief combined with immediate disappointment. However, I have heard that it is better than expected. I won't know if this is a real compliment or damning it with faint praise till after the screener arrives.
This Means War - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
One of a few screeners that are late. This one combined spy action with a romantic comedy love triangle. The reviews were not good, but perhaps I'll be in the minority. Won't know for sure till after the screener arrives.
The Woman in Black - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Another film I hope to review, but I'm still waiting for the screener. Of the first run releases yet to arrive, this is the one I'm looking forward to seeing the most. Not only did it earn good reviews, it is also an old school haunted house horror film from the masters of the genre, Hammer Horror. As long as the Blu-ray is well done, it is Pick of the Week material.
Date posted: 2012-05-22