~ 29 March 2004 ~

DVD Roundup

The DVD market seems to be flooded right now with movies you’ve never heard of. I was in Target and saw four dozen copies of the movie Honey for sale. I’ll bet those will go just as quickly as it took for the movie to from film to DVD.

I did see one film recently that you may not have heard of: Shattered Glass. It’s based on the true story of Stephen Glass, the pathological liar who wrote fake articles for The New Republic. It’s eeire to watch how someone can get so caught up in a web of lies—and take everyone else along with the ride. I think everybody has known at least one pathological liar in their lifetime, and everybody knows how it feels when the truth comes out. It’s a good flick with a notoriously bad actor, Hayden Christensen, actually doing a really good job.

We also watched the Coen brothers’ Intolerable Cruelty, which was a real hoot, especially if you like Coen brothers’ brand of humor. Though I don’t care for his politics, I think George Clooney does comedy very well. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Billy-Bob Thornton also have memorable roles. Highly recommended, especially by Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy.

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