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As we dig out from under the pile of Blu-Ray and DVD releases that have come into the office this month, we take a look at Criterion editions of Soderbergh's underrated King of the Hill and Truffaut's Jules and Jim, Blu-rays for Thor: The Dark World, Nebraska, Wadjda, and Blue is the Warmest Color, and a DVD of the found footage thriller Banshee Chapter.
Alexander Payne's Nebraska is a film with a down home vibe that feels ripped straight from the pages of dog-eared Reader’s Digest that’s been read countless times by various patrons in a waiting room while their oil gets changed. And I mean that as a compliment. It’s downright charming, and devoid of condescension towards the dreamers, uneducated schemers, and old timers that move its protagonist's journey along.
Lots to go through this week on the home entertainment front including the coal in the stocking that is the Paul Rudd/Paul Giamatti team-up All is Bright, the Blu-Ray debut of the exceptional astronaut drama The Right Stuff, John Carpenter's ill fated TV pilot Body Bags, the toothless political drama The Attack, charming Irish creature feature Grabbers, the passable Dolph Lundgren/Randy Couture drug actioner Ambushed, and the gleefully sick Canadian sleaze flick, Junkie
Good news: Cars 2 is still the worst Pixar movie. That's because the spin off Planes only comes out under the Disney name. Unfortunately it's so unbelievably bad that it's not only the worst animated film the studio has ever produced, but maybe also the worst film to ever feature aircraft in prominent roles.
The Great Chameleon further proves that local theatres need to stop giving theatrical runs for any asshole with a chequebook who thinks they have a movie. Giving this shit even ten minutes of my time is fucking generous.