Take Me Home Tonight
This 80's set party comedy had an incredibly good natured attitude and its heart in the right place. It ultimately wasn't able to reach the quality levels of the films it loves and wants to emulate, but Topher Grace does a nice job in the lead role and it's hard to complain much about the flick. This is a movie that wouldn't normally get my top slot, but it's not bad at all and honestly could use the attention, as it absolutely bombed when it came out in theaters. Call me a softie, but I wish it had done better, so give it a shot on DVD and see what you think of it.
-Also out of note this week are the comedies Peep World and Potiche, along with the suspense flick Limitless and the drama Cracks. I've only seen Bradley Cooper's star vehicle among these releases, and didn't care too much for it, but I'm going to be seeing all of the other releases in the next week or two, and will try to review one or two of them in an upcoming site update (along with the Hobo with a Shotgun review I promised). If any of these appeal to you, pick them up and enjoy.
-My Vintage pick, in honor of this week's release of Captain America: The First Avenger, is the best of the Marvel Studios superhero flicks so far. It's Iron Man, and you can't go wrong with Robert Downey Jr.'s performance here. I found it awards worthy in an incredibly well made and entertaining film. I doubt anyone hasn't seen the movie yet, but with The Avengers coming next year, it can't hurt to re-watch it.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?