Ok, you guys–since we know how important at-home-entertainment is for all of us – every Tuesday we’re going to do a little “what’s getting released on DVD/on demand/Netflix this week” round up for you, with nice little excerpts of our past reviews and more. You’ll love it. Trust us. Now–all you need is someone to watch these movies with.
OUT THIS WEEK & PROCEED WITH CAUTION:
- Project X – here’s what we said in our original review:
“In its opening act, Project X plays out like a mediocre Superbad knock-off. Instead of perverse wit, the dialogue by Matt Drake and Michael Bacall is full of verbal abuse; it’s cringe-worthy as Costa humiliates JB and embarrasses himself in front of his classmates. But once the party begins, we see the movie’s true ambition, which is to depict a descent into adolescent chaos.”
OUT THIS WEEK & (MOSTLY) RECOMMENDED:
- Wanderlust – here’s what we said in our original review:
“The tolerance and eventual rejection of hippie culture have been covered in movies before, so it’s surprising thatWanderlust still finds a way to make it funny. Directed by Wet Hot American Summer’s David Wain, this comedy is a mainstream update of that summer camp classic, one that still preserves offbeat characters and transgressive dick jokes… If anything, Wanderlust proves that Paul Rudd ensemble comedies have become a cottage industry within Hollywood. No matter who is cast alongside him, Rudd and the actors alongside him are funny and diverting in the same exact way. And that’s not a bad thing.”
OUT RECENTLY AND DEFINITELY WORTH YOUR TIME:
- Jeff, Who Lives at Home – here’s what we said in our original review:
“What starts out as your standard issue stoner/post-mumblecore comedy (dramedy?) is actually one of the more ambitious movies you’ll see this season. It deals with some of the most important topics a movie could deal with: love, loss, family, purpose, and the little life signs we all seem to miss here and there since they’re moving pretty fast. It ALSO deals with these issues elegantly and confidently, as if *gasp* these people ACTUALLY KNOW what they’re talking about when it comes to issues like this.”
INSTANT NETFLIX VIEWING OF THE WEEK:
- John Lennon: Love is All You Need
Yesterday may have been Sir Paul’s 70th birthday, but new to Instant Watch is a fantastic documentary on John Lennon featuring lengthy interviews typically cut short everywhere else they’ve appeared, rare footage, in-depth interviews with Lennon himself on his immigration, his thoughts on Yoko and more. The film also features ex-girlfriends, his ex-wife Cynthia, pre-Beatles glimpses, early Beatles footage and his later protest years in New York. If you’re a Beatles fan, there’s no reason to not watch.