I was late in catching up with the horrible Green Street Hooligans, and it felt like time wasted. Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist wasn't nearly as good as I'd hoped, but it's still the week's best release. First runner up would be Lodge Kerrigan's Keane. The Jessica Alba diving movie Into the Blue and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio weren't too bad, but nothing to write home about either. Paul Reiser's The Thing About My Folks is a true labor of love, but ruined by a piece of bad directing.
In DVDs, the wretched remake of The Amityville Horror comes out this week, and I finally got a chance to skim through last spring's box set of the 1970s and 1980s MGM originals. The Muppet Show: Season One wasn't quite as good as I remember it, and The Muppet's Wizard of Oz isn't good at all. Then we have the definitive, deluxe version of To Kill a Mockingbird, an excellent edition of the Japanese nunsploitation classic School of the Holy Beast, and three new discs in the Shirley Temple Collection (but where's John Ford's Wee Willie Winkie?).
|:: posted by Jeffrey M. Anderson, 9/30/2005|| Comments (8)|
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