Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.
We got a few releases for both the new release section and the TV show releases that may be worth checking out and we got some Syfy goodness at the end that features two lovely ladies from the 80s.
So click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!
The Adjustment Bureau
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas–a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt
Directed by George Nolfi
So wikipedia labels this as a romantic science fiction thriller, which will probably lead to some people checking the film out. Regardless, with the great acting from the cast, this film will keep hooked on it till the end. With no special feature that screams out “buy me,” this is an easy RENT for anybody having a movie night.
To call insurance agent Tim Lippe, “naive” is a gross understatement. He’s never left his small hometown. He’s never stayed at a hotel. And he’s never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to represent his company at the annual insurance convention, Tim is soon distracted by three convention veterans who will show him the ropes and push his boundaries. For a guy who plays everything by the book, this convention will be anything but conventional.
Starring: Anne Heche, Ed Helms, John C. Reilly
Directed by Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt, The Good Girl)
I don’t know about you but I appreciate a good rated R comedy and this is one of those films and hey, the flick includes John C. Reilly. The film takes advantage of it’s R rating and because of that, the comedy is better and is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for some good laughter.
Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth.
Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax)
Are you looking for another film where Liam Neeson just kicks people’s ass? Well, Unknown will feed your hunger! Though, the story may be a hit or miss for folks. Give this title a RENT if you looking for a good action film with a story that may or may not blow your mind.
In 140 AD, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism. 20 years earlier, Rome’s 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists. Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Flavius’ son Marcus, determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca, Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle. Along the way Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father’s disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave’s identity and loyalty – a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Bell
Directed by Kevin Macdonald (State of Play, The Last King of Scotland)
Ohhh Channing Tatum, how easy it is to say some sort of negative about you. While the film may be praised for being some what historically accurate and having some nice battle scenes, the directing and Tatum’s lead acting overcomes the praises and thus, you can easily PASS on this title.
TV Show Release:
Rocko’s Modern Life – Season 1
What’s a wallaby to do when he’s surrounded by annoying neighbors, freeloading pals, heaps of laundry and the weight of life in general? Why, turn to his loyal canine, Spunky, and dim-witted best pal, Heffer, to help him confront the trials and tribulations of modern life. Season One tosses Rocko and his pals into the surreal worlds of the DMV, the carnival, health clubs, vacuum cleaners, bath time, trash day and, of course, the ongoing battle with the cruel and petty Ed Bighead. The best part? You can now get all of Rocko’s Season One escapades on two hilarity-packed DVDs!
While we may had collection sets or best of sets (whatever it was). we finally get a proper season release of this awesome Nickelodeon cartoon. Just a heads up, apparently this release is also part of the “edited” release because I guess there were some scenes that may now be considered inappropriate for today’s generation. Regardless, it’s never a bad thing to get some Rocko in our lives.
Available: DVD Set
Louie – Complete First Season
From the uproariously unrestrained mind of comedian Louis C.K. comes the year’s most outrageously original comedy! As a newly-divorced, well-meaning father raising two young daughters, Louie struggles to cope with his strenuous mid-life shake-up, and his stand-up comedy provides a gleefully warped reflection of his hectic, everyday reality. There are disastrous first dates, indecent proposals, high school bullies, booze-addled play dates – and more. Featuring stellar guest stars such as Matthew Broderick and Ricky Gervais, “Louie” is unfiltered, off-kilter, and hilarious.
Louis C.K. finally gets a show that works for him and FX gets another hit in their lineup. If you’re looking for a comedy that has the dirty jokes but also a story of some guy just trying to live a regular life, then check this show out.
Mister T – The Complete First Season
Remember back to a time when the coolest guy around had a Mohawk, gold chains, charisma to spare – and his own Saturday morning cartoon series? You’re no fool. You know we’re talking about the one and only Mr. T. In the 13 awesome and A-OK episodes in this terrific 2-disc collection, Mr. T coaches a team of teen gymnasts. Their star-spangled bus transports them to gymnastic competitions in exotic locations and along the way the ace athletes solve mysteries and right injustices. From New York City to Las Vegas to the Aztec pyramids, crime doesn’t stand a chance against the original tough guy and his team of acrobatic wunderkinds! Now quit your jibba jabba and play the DVD!
You know, I could use the whole “I pity the fool that don’t buy this set” but that would be too easy. Either way, if you grew up watching this show or happened to catch this way late on Adult Swim, this show will bring some laughter into your lives.
Available: DVD Set
Some Syfy Goodness:
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
It’s a battle of the beasts from the director of Pet Sematary that’ll rock your world when two titanic terrors face off along with a pair of ‘80s pop icons! After doctor and activist Nikki Riley (Debbie Gibson) accidentally unleashes a python into the Everglades, rival doctor Terry O’Hara (Tiffany) is tasked with finding an expert reptile hunter—and when her boyfriend dies in the process, she resorts to extreme measures to create genetically enlarged gators to stop the slithering menace. Soon the swamp is a huge, scaly battleground between colossal gators and pythons — with a charity ball of potential human snacks in their path! Don’t miss this mammoth spectacle of teen queens and man-eating monsters in a gargantuan duel to the death!
Oh look, that Syfy flick that stars Debie Gibson and Tiffany is finally out. Look, we know the film ain’t some masterpiece (well, some of you do think it is) but we all know that some Syfy films are just those good bad films and this is one of them. And hey, this release at least has a Blu-ray release so that you can get some HD goodness on some bad CG.
*NerdBastards’ DVD Tuesday feature only list certain releases that may have some interest for our audience and thus why it doesn’t list all releases as we are sure that you wouldn’t care for those.**NerdBastards’ DVD Tuesday feature only list certain releases that may have some interest for our audience and thus why it doesn’t list all releases as we are sure that you wouldn’t care for those.*