Published Oct 07, 2009The first week of October has already passed and thoughts of Thanksgiving dinner are quickly filling our heads. But what happens when the turkey is done and your belly is full? Well, it's time to sit back and pop in a DVD! So be thankful Exclaim! is here to help guide you through this week's best and worst new releases.
Exclaim!'s big recommendation this week is the romantic comedy Away We Go, which is an unconventional take on the typical Hollywood "love story." Starring John Krasinksi (The Office) and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live), this tale of child-expecting lovers is sure to please.
For those looking to get swept away with ghouls and ghosts before Halloween, you can sink your teeth into Blood: The Last Vampire, though the live-action manga adaption may not satisfy your hunger. Something a little more appetizing is Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!, a documentary focusing on Australian exploitation films. But the critically acclaimed Audition may be the best bet for your horror fix. The film is showing its age but the Blu-Ray release does justice to the Takashi Miike-directed flick.
Also, if you're spending the holidays with youngsters, you can always turn to Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, which is a family-friendly origin story of Scooby-Doo and the gang. However, The Transformers Season Two, Volume One might be more enjoyable for both the young and the young at heart.
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