Weekly New Releases – August 2, 2022

American Gothic (2016)
Amazon
American Vandal
Amazon
Apples
Amazon
Blood Type
Amazon
Chucky: Complete 7 Movie Collection
Amazon
Cow
Amazon
Directed by Jim Sheridan: Four Irish Films
Amazon
Comments Includes My Left Foot, The Field, In the Name of the Father, and The Boxer. Note that this is an Australian import, although there are no warnings about region coding as with UK titles. Purchase at your own risk.
F9: The Fast Saga
Amazon
Flatliners (Arrow)
Amazon
Force of One
Amazon
Good Guys Wear Black
Amazon
Halloween
Amazon
Halloween Kills
Amazon
Harry Wild
Amazon
Hero: The Extraordinary Life of Mr. Ulrice Cross
Amazon
High Desert Kill
Amazon
Joker’s Poltergeist
Amazon
Last Days in the Desert
Amazon
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Amazon
Most Dangerous Game (2022)
Amazon
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Amazon
Comments Re-release of the series by GKids, with a new remaster from the orginal negative.
Octagon
Amazon
One Piece
Amazon
Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Amazon
Ride with Norman Reedus
Amazon
Scream at the Devil
Amazon
Shikizakura
Amazon
Comments Mecha action anime series based around shrine maidens using powered armor to fight demons.
Shortbus
Amazon
Survivor: Australian Outback
Amazon
Tenebrae
Amazon
White Elephant
Amazon
Comments Starring Michael Rooker, Bruce Willis, Olga Kurylenko, and John Malkovich
Wife Swap
Amazon
Witch
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I’m going with the re-release of Nadia – I’ve been very impressed with the quality of GKids anime releases, and I’m really looking forward to seeing this show in a remastered form.” Blaine says, “nothing on this week’s list jumps out at me, but the inclusion of American Gothic (2016) reminded me of how excellent American Gothic (1995) was, and I can wholeheartedly recommend that.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases – August 2, 2022”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    We have a couple of films listed that pretty much define, “Not for all tastes.” I rather liked The Witch for its willingness to take Puritan folklore and beliefs literally, but the film made for the Venn diagram overlap of history buffs, horror fans, and film hipsters will disappoint, bore, and offend a number of people.

    Shortbus— it’s certainly original but, like The Witch, watch at your own risk.

    • Yeah, I hated the VVitch. Spoilers: It was a story of a poor girl who is enslaved in a cult by her parents, and just when she finds real power and starts getting super-powers and joins a new group of empowered women, the movie ends.

      The movie struck me as being aimed at the people who find it horrific that there might actually be non-Christians. As the guy who met his wife at Pagan Camp, I was mad at my eldest daughter for telling us it was good and that we should go see it.

      • JD DeLuzio says:

        Interesting take. I prefer to see it as thoughtfully taking what (some) people literally believed happened with witches a few centuries back and exploring the implications, sort of like those Ted Chiang stories where he extrapolates the implications of older views of the world (ancient Babylonian cosmology, early nineteenth-century science), if those views represented how reality actual works. But again, the movie pretty much defines “YMMV.”

        I’m glad I saw Shortbus as well, though it arguably makes The Boys seem family-friendly. It is more optimistic, however.

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