Saturday, June 20, 2009

TGIF: Late Posting

Yes, it's Saturday, but that doesn't mean I didn't find anything of interest this week! I had a stressful week of moving into a new apartment in Oak Creek, WI, complete with a library/study (which I've fantasized about for awhile now), but I'm finally back and relatively settled in. Here's what caught my attention since last Friday...
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1. Waltz With Bashir on DVD - Ari Folman's Oscar-nominated animated film, and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, comes home to DVD. It's been pretty much universally praised with 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. This is Folman's first foray into animation (he's a documentary filmmaker), but felt that this best captured what he needed to say, and obviously, he was successful.
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2. Back & Fourth by Pete Yorn - Pete Yorn is one of my favorite singers and on his fourth CD, he's wowing the critics with his crooning and rocking. The album comes to stores on Tuesday, but is already available through I-Tunes right now.
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3. Friday the 13th 2 - There are reports that the sequel to last year's successful horror movie remake is in the works, being written currently and should have a release date next year. And with something we haven't seen in a Friday the 13th movie before - Jason in the snow.
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4. Tom & Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection - This new DVD set includes 34 best-of animated shorts from between 1963 and 1967, remastered in a nice 2-disc set. It comes out on Tuesday.
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5. Zombieland theatrical trailer - The trailer for Zombieland, a horror-comedy starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, has hit the net and looks like a lot of fun. See it here at Apple's site.

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