August 9th, 2011
This week's list is highly frustrating for two reasons. Firstly, while there's a pretty big list of first-run releases, many of which had some pre-release buzz, almost none of them matched expectations. Secondly, my internet access kept cutting out, so it took till 4:30 a.m. to get this done, and by the end I was swearing nearly constantly. (Even 15 minutes of the Smooth Jazz Nyan Cat wasn't enough to calm my nerves.) Moving on... There were two main contenders for Pick of the Week, Paul on Blu-ray and Stargate: Atlantis: Complete Series Megaset on Blu-ray. In the end I went with the latter, partially because the screener for the former hasn't shown up yet.
August 7th, 2011
, or Camp Hope
as it was originally called, was filmed in 2007 and only got a token limited release in 2010, but it is finally getting a DVD release this week. Besides the name change, the film has a new poster, which prominently features Jesse Eisenberg
, who is in the movie, but is not the star of the movie. That's not a good sign and raises the possibility that this film is only coming out due to that actor's recent success. Is that the case? Or does it work on its own regardless of the marketing shenanigans?
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