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 that includes a number of films from Asia, classic comedy, an old television show, recent action, some touching drama, a documentary on an important current issue, and some Italian horror. 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.
Rambo. In 2006, Sly Stallone revisited one of his most iconic characters, Rocky Balboa. He made one final sequel to the franchise, crafting a thoughtful, intelligent film that surprised everyone by being very good. In 2008 he went back to another of his famous characters to create a (potentially) final film, thus crafting one of the bloodiest, most violent films I have seen in recent memory. I like this film. It is brutal, it is bloody, it is Rambo! It is low on plot, high on body count, and surprisingly interesting in terms of its title character. This is definitely worth checking out and is sure to be a part of my collection. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)
The Three Stooges Collection, Vol 2.: 1937-1939. Sony is continuing their Stooges releases with this two-disk set of remastered Stooges classics. Please support these releases so we can get more! The first one is great and I am sure this will be as well. The Stooges have provided some absolutely timeless goofy comedy. Do yourself a favor and support the Stooges. (BUY, RENT, SKIP)