Blu-ray Releases – May 3, 2011

These weeks are killing me! Half of these titles I did not even recognize, and while my heart really wanted to pick From Dusk Til Dawn, a classic Robert Rodriguez film featuring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, where the plot is literally these bank robbers who go to a bar in Mexico that basically ends up being full of Vampires. It’s a blast of a ride. I hadn’t heard of The Yards, with Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix, but sounds OK.

MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week

  

If you like Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, then you’ll have a better chance of enjoying this odd choice for a comedy. I say odd choice, because the “Dilemma” in the film is that Vaughn catches his best friend James’ wife is having an affair, so he’s debating if and how he should tell them. How can that not sound hilarious, right?! It actually had a few good laughs, but this is not exactly a classic.


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.

 
 

  • Mike, you should have

    Mike, you should have followed your heart and picked From Dusk Till Dawn.

  • I realize it’s pretty much a

    I realize it’s pretty much a chick-flick, but I really enjoyed What Dreams May Come.  It got a little “out there”, but it was still an interesting take on death.  I haven’t seen Dilemma and I have no plans to.  From Dusk Till Dawn is a classic, though.  Not just because of Salma Hayek either…  although…  wow.

    BTW, fixed the Dusk Till Dawn cover link.  😉

  • I have mixed feelings with

    I have mixed feelings with From Dusk till Dawn, though I would have picked it as well.

    I saw it in the theater with friends and we had no idea what the movie was about going into it.  I was enjoying it and then out of nowhere everyone turns into vampires.  None of us knew what the hell was going on.

    I was also living in Singapore at the time so anything too bloody would have been censored out so maybe I missed some parts.  It sucked watching Braveheart for the first time, during the battle scenes you’d see him run out into the field and then all the sudden the battle would be over and you’d see dead people on the ground.

    • The switch in FDTD was

      The switch in FDTD was amazing. Like you, I had no idea what it was about, but was pleasantly surprised when the switch occurred. The 2nd half of the movie must have been over in about 5 minutes for you Michael Laughing.