Published Aug 24, 2011There are always new films being released, so it's hard for any movie geek to keep up with all the latest standouts. In an attempt to help you out and to satisfy that never-ending thirst, we have a roundup of recent DVD reviews featured in our Recently Reviewed section.
This is a good week for fans of childish humour. It's even better if you like it in a fantasy or sci-fi setting. Out now is Your Highness, a fantasy comedy in the vein of The Princess Bride except with a lot more weed references. We also have a review of the new film from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost titled Paul (pictured). Seth Rogen voices the not so lovable Paul, who is an alien in search of his way home. Check out the full review to see if it's the flick for you.
We also have two new action/horror reviews. First up is Priest, which follows a ostracized priest in a future world as he tries to take on a villain named the Black Hat. Then we have a review of Quarantine 2. The first film in the series was a shot-for-shot Americanization of the film Rec, but this sequel is a straight-to-DVD film and tells the story of a group of female flight attendants fighting for their life in an airport terminal wrought with the infected.
Era movies are always a wonderful way to amuse yourself and learn something new. Jane Eyre is based in the Victorian era and is an American adaptation of the novel it shares a title with. There is also a new DVD review of the era film Winter in Wartime. The film is a coming-of-age story of a boy growing up in the Nazi-occupied rural Netherlands. It is a touching story that portrays the horrors and fear of World War II without the unnecessary heroics.
Paul Giamatti stars in Win Win, a film that makes drama and beauty out of the mundane parts of life. And finally, Morgan Spurlock's POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is out on DVD. What is meant to be a insightful examination of the culture of desire and shameless promotion loses some of its impact by littering itself with comical interludes that advertise the films sponsors.
To read the full reviews of the DVDs mentioned above, as well as many others, check out the Recently Reviewed section.