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.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (Blu-ray). How is it that I have gone this far as a horror fan and have not seen this movie? It is one of those landmark horror films that any fan should see. Well, hopefully I will soon be able to put this sad fact behind me. The seminal horror film that routinely appears on scariest movies lists is arriving on Blu-ray. I am not sure I will ever be able to look at Michael Rooker the same way again. Funny thing, whenever I see the cover or hear the title I am reminded of Man Bites Dog.
How I Met Your Mother: The Legendary Season 4 (also Blu-ray). One of my favorite sitcoms. This series is very funny, well written, and has a fantastic cast. It also strikes me as being regularly underrated. It has a good concept, and it is executed in such a way that is endearing an original. Neil Patrick Harris is hilarious and Alyson Hannigan has come a long way since Buffy. To think, I still need to see the first season.
The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Edition (also Blu-ray). I have not seen this movie in a long time. I suspect this is going to look stunning in high definition. This is the definition of classic cinema.