Welcome back! Well, to some of you, anyway. To the rest of you, glad you decided to stop by and I hope that 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.
This week brings an eclectic selection of films ranging from unrated horror films to classic horror and modern adventure films. On top of that we get a new edition of a what is becoming a classic television show and some classic Saturday morning cartoons. I know there are a few here that I am looking forward to checking out, as well as some that I am eager to see for the first time. Read on and see if any strike your fancy.
Diary of the Dead. George A. Romero's latest entry in his zombie series was only seen briefly on the big screen, where it was met with a wildly varied range of reactions. Some loved it, many hated it, and I am looking forward to making up my own mind. If there is one man alive who knows how to do zombies, it's Romero. This one brings in the first person perspective to the mix. I love me some zombie goodness (potentially). (BUY, RENT, SKIP)
Night of the Living Dead. As if we need another edition of this classic film. How many is this now? Anyway, it has been remastered and approved by Romero himself. The disk has a number of extras on it, however I am not sure if any are new or if they were compiled from previous versions. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. This is not a great movie, but it is a lot of fun for the family. This outing follows Nicolas Cage as Ben Gates as he searches for the lost City of Gold in an effort to clear his ancestor's name after being accused of being a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)
Vexille. From the creators of Appleseed comes another animated tale of robots in the future. It concerns a future where Japan has cut themselves off from the rest of the world and the mission force sent in to find out what is going on. It looks pretty good. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)
The Air I Breathe. I scarcely recall this hitting the big screen. It is a tale of interlocking stories featuring a strong cast that includes Andy Garcia, Brendan Fraser, Julie Delpy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Bacon, Emile Hirsch, Forest Whitaker, and Kelly Hu. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)