June 15th Blu-ray Releases

After a skimpy week of releases last week, there are a fair number of good selections this week. Mary & Max received a lot of positive reviews, but I was rather bored throughout it. The Stepfather was a dreadfully unoriginal thriller, predictable from start to finish. Luckily there are some gems here–who can forget the CLASSIC FLASH GORDON!?!??! Seeing fat bearded warriors with wings sound interesting? Then you need to check it out! I’m curious to see how it looks on Blu-ray, and if it’ll actually detract from it. Then again, it’s been at least 10 years since I’ve even seen it. Other than that, When in Rome is exactly what you expect it to be, Youth In Revolt is great as long as you like Michael Cera (who plays the rather same character he always does), and then Unthinkable was a very intense film that hasn’t gotten a lot of publicity but deserves some attention for Samuel L. Jackson’s role in it.

MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week

I actually watched this film on the flight back from Taiwan, so I might be biased since it was an extremely long flight, but I had an absolute blast watching this, even though the content was edited!! The story is fairly interesting, as mankind has gotten close to extinction and it’s up to Denzel to protect the last copy of the Bible. Of course, some bad guys want it, so it’s up to him to thwart them. It somewhat reminded me of Waterworld, without the water, only way better since it doesn’t have Kevin Costner! Nobody’s going to win an Oscar here, but I think it’s a pretty good action packed ride.


Note:  Warner Brothers,Universal and Fox titles which  have the
30-day Netflix/Redbox rental window imposed on them are noted with ** next to the title.