December 1, 2008

#002: DVD Releases 12/2/08

Here is a quick post to fill you in on something I do most every Monday. I check out what DVD's will be releasing the following day so I can re-order my Netflix queue accordingly. This week is pretty slim as far as major DVD releases go, but 3 of the 4 I am planning on checking out.

The first release is The X-Files: I Want to Believe. This is the much anticipated sequel to the first X-Files movie that was released in 1998. I have to admit that I never saw the first X-Files movie, and I was only mildly a fan of the television series. I probably won't be seeing this one.

Second is the next comedy installment from Will Ferrell, Step Brothers. I am planning on watching this one because I do enjoy Will Ferrell, as well as his co-star in this movie, John C. Reilly. However, I don't have very high expectations. It is probably going to be stupid, but I am ready for that.

Third is The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. I enjoyed The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe enough to be semi-excited about this next installment. However, I did read the books a while back and I remember this story being slightly less engaging. I am sure the movie will look nice, but it may not be able to keep my attention.

The fourth movie being released this week on DVD is Wanted. Ever since I saw a commercial for this movie I have wanted to see it. I am a big fan of both James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, so it should be strong as far as the acting is concerned. I can't wait to see the scene where Angelina spins the car out and McAvoy jumps into the seat perfectly as the car is still moving. I have heard good things about this movie so it is being bumped to the top of my queue.