DVD Picks 05/01/2012
Sorry for the delay!
We had started a series of DVD recommendations every week then we got a new website. I didn't want to start a regular column and then move homes so I've been saving it for when we finally went live with the new KTTZ-TV website(also the home of kttz-FM). As you can tell the website is now live and this will now become a regular column here on the new kttz.org! Don't forget 24 Frames debuts Thursday at 8:30pm(May 3rd) only on Channel 5. I recommend if you have suddenlink or AT&T Uverse that you tune in to our HD channel which I believe is on 1005. The reason? Our SD signals tend to get cropped and our HD signal is the true way our local programs are produced and edited. Plus who doesn't want to see me in HD? I joke! On to the recommendations. FYI The one problem with the new format is we lose the ability to imbed photos, but we're working on it.
dir. Steven Soderbergh
Don't know how I missed this one. I think it looks fantastic, a fast paced more serious thriller sort of shot in an "Oceans 11" format. Soderbergh can be hit or miss, he mostly hits though and I'm really excited to see this one!
Directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh (Contagion), this dynamic action-thriller introduces mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, a black-ops agent for a government security contractor.
After freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, Mallory is double-crossed and left for dead – by someone in her own agency. Suddenly the target of assassins who know her every move, Mallory unleashes the fury of her fighting skills to uncover the truth and turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
Featuring Carano performing her own high-adrenaline stunts and an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas, HAYWIRE is explosive movie entertainment.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2012)
dir. Martin Scorsese
A George Harrison documentary directed by Martin Scorsese...
Oh you needed more convincing?
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Living In The Material World is the stunning, award winning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music's greatest icons. Features never-before-seen footage from George Harrison's childhood, throughout his years with the Beatles and solo career. Includes interviews with Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia and Dhani Harrison among many others.
Rise of the Animals (2011)
dir. Chris Wojcik
It's a movie called "Rise of the Animals" and the cover of the DVD has a squirrel holding a human eyeball. It's at least worth checking out.
After infiltrating an all girl's slumber party in a remote cabin, Wolf, an awkward pizza delivery driver spends a passionate evening with a beautiful teen named Samantha. The next morning Samantha is gone, and the cabin in the woods is attacked by a family of deer. After a brutal massacre the cabin is bathed in the blood and gruesome remains of deer and teenage girl. Wolf, his best friend Jake, and Jake's sister Rachel are the only ones left standing. Wolf finds Samantha's cell phone amidst the blood bath, and the trio set out on an epic, cross-country journey to return the lost phone to the girl of Wolf's dreams. As animals across the globe turn on humanity and society quickly collapses into chaos, Wolf's determined spirit pushes him forward against all odds. But is she worth it?
The Tim Burton Collection (Amazon Exclusive)
That's an amazing collection of Tim Burton films, you would be crazy not to buy this immediately...
Celebrate some of Tim Burton’s best films with this 7-movie Blu-ray collection featuring an all-new premium hardcover book. Fan-favorite films include:
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
BETTER ON BLU
This is a section of movies that have recently been released on Blu Ray so you can get rid of those old "DVD's" if that's still what they are called.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Men in Black II (2002)
Meet Joe Black (1998)
About a Boy (2002)