August 16th, 2010
The dog days of summer continue on the home market, but it is the calm before the storm. In this case the storm is a flood of TV on DVD releases, which we are starting to see show up in earnest. This is both good news and bad news. On the one hand, there are plenty of top notch releases coming out over the next few weeks. On the other hand, reviewing a full-season TV on DVD release takes a long time, which means my schedule will be packed for the next month or so. At least I get screeners for free, while consumers will see their wallet under assault week after week. The best selling release of the week is Dexter: Season Four, which is also the easy choice for Pick of the Week. I'm not sure if the DVD or the Blu-ray is the better deal, but regardless which format you choose, it is worth picking up.
August 13th, 2010
See if you can figure out what type of movie Burning Bright is, based on the first two sentences of the description on the back of the DVD case. Kelly feels her life is unraveling. Her mother’s death has left her as the guardian of her autistic 12-year-old brother, Tom... Okay, so far is sounds like a family drama. and she’s just learned her stepfather pilfered her college fund... A dysfunctional family drama. to buy a tiger for his safari park. Wait. What? That sentence took such a sharp turn that it could cause whiplash.
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