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.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (also Blu-ray). I know, I know, you are probably shaking your head in disgust at this particular choice. I admit, it is not the best film coming out this week, not by a long shot. I will defend it as a fun piece of cheese, a candy bar that you can enjoy without giving a second thought to. Not every movie needs to be some sort of Oscar-caliber masterpiece or genre-bending game changer. Sometimes all a movie needs to be is fun. This fits the bill and is more effective at it than, say, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This movie has plenty of action and explosions and stretches the ability to suspend disbelief to its breaking point and that is its beauty. It is what it is and requires no effort whatsoever from the viewer. I enjoy it.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season One. I have heard the series is pretty good. All I have seen was the episode mash-up that passed for a film. I was not particularly fond of it. Being a Star Wars fan, I suppose I should give this a look. Can anyone shed some light on the worthiness of the show?