This Week in Blu – Week of October 11, 2010
This week in Blu: Echo said her last goodbye, find out why Jonah Hex was a “smashing success” at the box office making literally hundreds of dollars, and Steve Blum shows why no one but him is qualified to be the voice of Weapon X.
One of the trends that is continuing, is timed exclusives. For example, Deep Blue Sea was a previous Best Buy timed exclusive which is now available at all outlets. To keep things less confusing, I won’t cover the timed exclusives until they are widely available; unless they are Collector’s Editions or Steelbooks.
Not a huge release week, but still a few big name titles:
What I’m watching:
Dollhouse is, among other things, unique. It’s hard to describe, and as equally hard to recommend. If you like Joss Whedon, want to see something different, or simply want to see a different take on the use of future technology, start with Season 1. Personally I like it, but it’s not for everyone.
The X-MEN have been animated in various forms many times. I will go on record and say that Wolverine and the X-MEN is probably the best one to be have been released. This is about as close to the calibre of the straight to video releases – which are in a class of their own – that you’re going to get from a marvel property. You could argue X-MEN Evolution was better (if for no other reason than giving us X-23), and while I would almost agree, I would be forced to respectfully declare shenanigans on that.
A movie everyone in your house can watch is a rarity. With all the heavy subject matter we deal with sometimes, it’s nice to just sit back, and have a good laugh with a fun movie. In my best Agent Smith from Matrix Revolutions: “Dragon’s really aren’t so bad… once you get to know them.”
Those are my picks of the week. How far off base am I? And what are you watching?