Sunday, 13 June 2010

This Week's DVD/Blu-ray Choice - 14th June

Plummeting from last week's many picks, i come with one this week with one mere release. Still, it's a cracker!

My choice this week is Crazy Heart.

Jeff Bridges won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bad Blake, the washed-up country musician. Reduced to playing gigs in small and rather drab halls, Blake meets small-time New Mexico journalist Jean Craddock. Jean, along with her four-year-old son, forces Blake to reassess his life (which is usually full of one night stands and copious amounts of whisky). The plot remains simple, but thrives on the more-than-impressive talents by it's main actors (Bridges and Gyllenhaal, especially) - with the beautifully written title song, "The Weary Kind", also taking an Oscar. A DVD purchase would be fine.

WARNING: Teen 'horror' The Haunting of Molly Hartley is also released this week. If you value your life, you shall remain ten feet away from this atrocity. Not even Chace Crawford's charm can surface this abysmal piece of s**t.

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