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 a decent selection of titles — from worthy indies to those I never heard of, to horror, to drama, to concerts, and to sports. None of the titles are terribly high profile, but I am sure you will find something worth checking out. I know I did.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. This is a wonderful film, reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the '30s and '40s, and one that completely caught me by surprise. The trailer looked good, but I did not expect to be drawn in as I was or laugh as much as I did. It is a delightful experience and further proves that Amy Adams is going to be a big star. Do yourself a favor — even if you don't think you'd like it, give this a shot, you may well be surprised by what you find. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)
House: Season Four. Easily one of the best shows going right now, it really needs to be seen. It has a strong blend of drama, character, and comedy. This season shook things up a bit with House auditioning a new team following the events of the third season finale. It will be interesting to see where they go next time out. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)
Dexter: The Second Season. It was just recently that I saw the first season. By the time it was over I could not wait to see the second, and now I can. The series has a serial killer at its heart, one who spends his spare time working with the police to catch his competition. It is a fascinating series with a compelling lead character. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)