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Doogan’s Queue for the week of March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014 - 1:29 pm   |   By 

It’s my Queue and I’ll cry if I want to.  This go ‘round we have Jackie Chan, Scorsese, Dinos and Koontz.

Hmmmm – so much to choose from. 

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Let’s take a look…  [Read on here…]

 

New Releases (Across the Board):

The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray Disc)Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher – Japanese animation house supreme Madhouse takes on a forced team-up for the ages: Punisher and Black Widow. Looks balls to the wall, I’m in.

Chinese Zodiac – Jackie Chan stars, produces, writes, directs and choreographs this reboot of his stellar Armor of God film series.

Delivery Man – Vince Vaughn stars in this remake of the 2011 Canadian film Starbuck focused on a guy who finds out his donated sperm resulted in 533 kids. Yikes.

Odd Thomas – Dean Koontz’ book series gets a respectable first film. Anton Yelchin stars as the titular hero, a guy who “sees dead people” who ends up having to save the world. Directed by Stephen “The Mummy” Summers.

The Past – 2013 Palme d’Or nominee and Iranian Oscar entrant for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen Hanna (DVD Only) – Doc focuses on Kathleen Hanna, the Riot Girl prototype, lead singer of Bikini Kill and wife of Ad-Rock.

The Truth About Emanuel – Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr’s little girl Francesca “Tanner Hall” Gregorini give us another girl coming of age film. This one about a girl who learns that her pretty new neighbor (Jessica Biel) is a bit messed up. 

Walking with Dinosaurs – The documentary turned kids movie hits home theaters this week.

Welcome to the Jungle – Jean Claude van Damme!

The Wolf of Wall Street – Scorsese! Hill! Leo! Other people! Anus coke! Anus candles! Other anus’! One billion f-words! I can keep it going, but won’t. Buy this movie.

 

Blu-ray Library Reissues:

Persona (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)This week will see some great Criterion Blus (including a seminal Harold Lloyd film), a Scorsese film and one of my favorite grindhouse features, Ms. .45!

The Best of Bogart Collection

The Freshman (Criterion)

The Great Beauty (Criterion)

The King of Comedy: 30th Anniversary Edition

Ms. 45

Patrick

Persona (Criterion)

 

TV On DVD (& Blu-ray):

Continuum: Season Two (Blu-ray Disc)Finally – TV! Californication gets a DVD only release, a great sci-fi series gets a second season set and a classic get a collector’s edition.

Californication: The Sixth Season (DVD)

Continuum: Season Two

Key & Peele: Seasons One & Two

Little House On The Prairie: Season One Collector’s Edition

Veep: The Complete Second Season

See you again next week. Until then ...

Keep spinning those discs…

– Todd Doogan

 

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