Monday, November 17, 2008
Wandering, Writer, War, Werner and Wall-e in DVD
I've seen quite a few of the films released to DVD this week. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 chronicles the summer after their freshman year in college, for the four friends that share a magical pair of jeans. A nice adaptation of the popular books. In Tropic Thunder, the making of a film about war, is a wild ride with some excellent performances and camera work. Gonzo:The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is a documentary about the journalist, his politics and his writing. A must-see for any Thompson fan. After two viewings in the theater, the animated gem Wall-e will find it's way into my DVD collection. Heartfelt and creative, I love this film. In my DVD que is Werner Herzog's documentary Encounters at the End of the World. Herzog's films are so beautiful, looking forward to this one. I've also got the film Priceless on the way. A French film about mistaken identity, staring the charming Aurdrey Tautou. Finally, Up the Yangtze is in my rental que as well. Another documentary set in an exotic locale. What a week for DVD releases *whew*!