Welcome back! Well, to some of you, anyway. To the rest of you, glad you decided to stop by and I hope this humble column helps you navigate the stacks of new releases each week. My goal is to point you toward titles of interest and warn you away from those films that seek to do nothing but leech away your time and give you nothing in return.
Full disclosure: I have not seen many of these titles, and what follows are not necessarily reviews, but opinions based upon what I know of the titles I pluck from the new release lists I peruse. The opinions I give based on the new releases are my own, and my recommendations are based on my personal interest. In any case, I hope you enjoy and perhaps find something you like or a title to point me towards.
Better Off Ted: The Complete First Season. This is a fun series that I look forward to returning to. It centers on a fictional (duh) research and development company and gives us an inside look at the various projects that go wrong and the variety of characters that inhabit the office. In a way it is like The Office, but in a slightly more standard sitcom format. Where it really wins is in the clever and humorous writing that captures a sort of heightened reality. Definitely worth checking out.
Terminator: Salvation (also Blu-ray). I was really looking forward to this movie, although it was not without some trepidation — I mean McG was directing it, after all. The film is an interesting new chapter in the franchise, despite it not being exactly what we wanted. It is a movie that has a good dose of action and a few good ideas adrift in a sea of poor execution. It does have John Conner and a host of Terminator bad guys, but this future is not all it's cracked up to be. It is worth checking out, just try not to get your hopes up.