Not a bad bunch of DVD releases this week to close out the first month of 2012.
The Buy- If there's one must see of the group, then it's definitely Drive. It's not horror in the least, but it's bad ass and sleek enough for us to pimp and for you to see. It's as close to perfect as we've seen in quite a long time, and was our favorite flick of the year in any genre. See it. See it now.
The Rent- Next we have a few flicks that are worth checking out, even if they aren't close to perfect. Dream House was decent enough, although it felt more by the numbers than anything else. Still, it's always fun to watch Daniel Craig do his thang thang. The Thing was far better than it had any right to be, and if you can go into it without the predetermined hate you should feel towards it for invading sacred "remake" ground, then you might just dig it. We did. Finally we have a movie that we expected more from, Texas Killing Fields. It's not top of the heap as serial killer flicks go, but it has a great cast and does its job well enough to be entertaining.
The Rest- As far as In Time, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, and Spiderhole go, we weren't impressed, and unless you're really curious to see one of them, you could skip them all and call it a day. You wont miss much. As for The Night Train Murders... well, we haven't seen the rape-revenge flick in a looong time, so we cant really advise either way. We will be checking it out at some point, but until then, it's a big question mark.
What will you rent, buy, or avoid?