This week, James Cameron is the King of the Blu-ray and DVD world. “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” documentary series highlights a very tiny slate today, light on both quality and quantity, though HBO’s series “The Outsider” leads the way in terms of television titles. Read on for more.
PICK OF THE WEEK
James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction
Special Features: Extended Interviews
Total Box Office: N/A
Major Awards: None
For this week’s Vintage pick, we’re sticking with the science fiction theme, but going in a very different direction. The pick today is “Her,” not just one of the most unique sci-fi tales of late, but arguably ever. Spike Jonze crafted something here that engages your mind, breaks your heart, and stands the test of time. Featuring some of Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix‘s best work, this is a true masterpiece. From our rave review at the time:
Yes, Jonze has crafted something that amazing here. It’s a magical miracle of a movie in every single way. From the brilliant writing and direction of Jonze to the tender lead performance of Joaquin Phoenix to Scarlett Johansson‘s amazing supporting turn (not to mention the work of Amy Adams), the top of the line talent is doing tremendous work, while below the line there’s wonderful production design from K.K. Barrett, luminous cinematography from Hoyte Van Hoytema, and entrancing music from Arcade Fire and Karen O. On just about every level, this is a perfect film. It’s that rare bit of cinema that just grabs you deep inside, never to let go.
There’s never a bad time to revisit this one, so put it on and enjoy!
OTHER FILMS BEING RELEASED
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Kevin Bacon stars in this Blumhouse horror effort for filmmaker David Koepp. Unfortunately, despite the talent involved, this will not go down as one of Jason Blum‘s more memorable productions. Our review here on the site had this to say:
As one of the more mellow and minimal Blumhouse efforts, one assumes deep characterization or meaty plot would offset the subdued proceedings. Instead, summer movie fans looking for the next big movie scarefest might have to wait a little longer.
Box Office: N/A
Will you be picking up “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” or anything else this week on Blu-ray or DVD? Share in the comments below!