RT on DVD: Giddy Up With Appaloosa, Forget My Best Friend's Girl

Plus, who the heck are the Tokyo Gore Police??

Check out Ed Harris' Certified Fresh Western, Appaloosa, but do try and avoid certified stinkers like My Best Friend's Girl, Mirrors, and Seann William Scott's direct-to-video vehicle, Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach. After all, there are surprises in store, especially if the Japanese title Tokyo Gore Police catches your fancy...

1. Appaloosa -- 75%

Another Certified Fresh new release this week is Appaloosa, which comes courtesy of actor/director Ed Harris (who previously starred in and directed the Oscar-winning biopic, Pollock). Harris moseys into the Western genre with a relatively straightforward drama about two lawmen (Harris and Viggo Mortensen) whose tenuous friendship is tested by an evil entrepreneur (Jeremy Irons) and a comely widow (Renee Zellweger). Action packed it ain't; this Wild West bromance is for fans of the quiet, character-driven Western. However, the disc is rounded out nicely with special features on historical accuracy and the usual making-of experience, as well as a feature-length commentary by Harris and actor/screenwriter Robert Knott (who played Harris' brother in Pollock).

Next: Mirrors



Justin Welborn

I was under the impression that Vicky doesn't come out until next Tuesday.

Jan 12 - 06:13 PM


jack giroux

I would definitely recommend checking out Barcelona, its really good movie. I am also going to give Appaloosa this week which I look forward to watching.

Jan 12 - 06:26 PM


Greg Guro

Yah, on my list I got Tokyo Gore Police already out, and Vicky out 1/27/08

Otherwise, good list Jen. I'm watching Humboldt County and Appaloosa.

Jan 12 - 07:23 PM

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Jared King

Thank God for "Vicky Christina Barcelona". Because every thing else looks uninteresting (like Tokyo Gore Police/Brideshead Revisted) or horrible (My Best Friends Girl/ Mirrors). I don't think "VCB" looks hilarious, but it does look sexy. And a little soft core porn never hurt. I'd see "Appalossa", but wasn't it just in theatres. A pretty weak week.

Jan 12 - 07:59 PM


Mike Greenblatt

Tokyo Gore Police sounds fun. I prefer Woodys old silly stuff. I'll check it out to be fair anyway.

Jan 12 - 11:57 PM

Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Ah, so it is. Sorry folks. Guess Tokyo Gore Police is the best title of the week. Apologies.

Jan 13 - 11:53 AM

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Jared King

Great. The best thing is Tokyo Gore Police... oh great. >:(

Jan 13 - 05:39 PM

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