A couple of nights ago I stayed up to watch Before Sunrise, with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. It was an ideal time because my husband was asleep and the movie would not have been his cup of tea – too much talk, not enough action. If you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s about two young people who meet on a train in Europe and end up spending the evening together, walking through Vienna, chatting and falling in love. I liked it, but didn’t love it…maybe I should have watched it when I was 23. Another movie was made 9 years later about the same couple called Before Sunset. And a new one just came out this summer, Before Midnight, which finds them in a long term relationship with twin daughters, which I will probably relate to better. The latest has been getting great reviews. So, has anyone watched these and what do you think? Anyway, onward to the new DVD and Blu-Ray arrivals this week:
Emperor – DVD and Blu-Ray: After the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, McArthur challenges Japanese culture expert Gen. Fellers to decide if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Stars Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox.
The Company You Keep – DVD and Blu-Ray: Robert Redford stars as a former anti-war activist living quietly in an Albany suburb until a journalist discovers his identity.
Olympus Has Fallen – DVD and Blu-Ray: the President is kidnapped by a terrorist and a disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning is the only man who can save him!
What Maisie Knew – DVD and Blu-Ray: a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents’ bitter custody battle. Stars Julianne Moore.
The Big Wedding– DVD and Blu-Ray: A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding. Lots of stars, but is this just a B movie.
Detour – DVD: a man trapped inside his car by a mudslide must defy the odds by battling Mother Nature for his survival.
Girls, the Complete Second Season – DVD
The Mindy Project, Season One – DVD
Southland, Complete 5th Season – DVD
Once Upon a Time, the Complete Second Season – DVD