Whip It (also Blu-ray). Drew Barrymore's directorial debut turned out to be quite a good experience. It is not the most original of stories, but it is given an energy, an boost that makes it feel fresh again. Ellen Page stars in this coming of age tale that sees her discover a passion for roller derby through rebellion against her parents. It is well written, acted, and really works.
Saw VI (also Blu-ray). Who would have thought this aging franchise could find new life in the sixth go around? Not me, that's for sure. This entry brings in some current events to the series with talk of health care. We also get a good dose of blood and some backstabbing. No, not my favorite horror series but it certainly has its charms.
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. This movie does not look all that great, but I do like the title. It centers on a guy trying to patch things up with a soon to be married friend following a screw-up at the bachelor party.
The Toolbox Murders (Blu-ray). This is the 1978 original. The title pretty much says it all. A masked killer kills people with the contents of a toolbox. Wonder if the Blu-ray upgrade will help it at all?
St.Trinian's. This movie is supposed to be some sort of slapstick comedy about a lawless girls school, but it is just a plotless mess that wants to be funny and wacky. I would rather give the original series from the 1960s a shot.
Highlander: Immortal Edition (Blu-ray). Russell Mulcahy's best film arrives on Blu-ray. I bet the high definition could make the Scottish sequences look quite good. Then again, the movie is at the lower end of the budget scale. Remember: "There can be only one!"