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New on DVD this week (Edited 01/29/10 05:24PM by Debi_L)
My son is a huge Michael Jackson fan.  He has all his songs on his mp3 and knows a lot of the dances from his songs that were popular long before he was born.  I'm not one who normally goes to Wallyworld to pick up the newest releases, but his week, "This is it" came out on DVD and I was there, to purchase it on the first day, as per an IOU delivered at Christmas.

It got me to wondering if anyone else felt "compelled" to do the same, and if not, if there were any other release out this week you might have made a special trip to the store for.

New this week are:

Micheal Jackson's This is it

"This documentary offers a private glimpse into the final days of Michael Jackson as he developed, created and rehearsed for his 50 sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena. Drawn from more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage chronicling the months from April through June 2009, this film was produced with the full support of the Michael Jackson estate. Featuring rare rehearsal footage, as well as interviews with collaborators and close friends, the film is the final portrait of a creative genius at work."

Whip It

"Ellen Page stars as a rebellious teenager who pursues her passion -- roller derby -- and discovers the meaning of true happiness in co-star Drew Barrymore's directorial debut. Bliss Cavendar is a small-town Texas teenager with a big dream: to find her own path in the world. Tired of following in her family's footsteps of compliance, conformity and beauty pageants, Bliss discovers a way to put her life on the fast track... literally. She lands a spot on a rough-and-tumble roller derby team and becomes "Babe Ruthless," the hottest thing on eight wheels."

Robot Conspiracy:

"Bruce Willis stars in a futuristic tale of splintered identity, treachery, murder... and robots. FBI agent Tom Greer lives in world where robotic surrogates -- picture perfect, real-life remote-controlled avatars -- stand in for people, enabling the population to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. But when Greer is called in to investigate the mysterious murder of a college student, he discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery."

Saw VI

"More terrifying tension and invention in the latest chapter of the popular freak-out film series -- now the most profitable horror franchise, both theatrically and on DVD, in movie history. In this sixth installment, with Special Agent Strahm now dead, Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's twisted legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a deadly game into motion, and Jigasaw's terrifying grand scheme is finally understood."

It's quite a diverse group of releases, you could say "something for everyone" but is there anything in there you just can't live without?

Thanks to Yahoo for the movie descriptions.
| Closed on 03/29/10 at 05:00PM
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18 Fans 
 1. Is there any movie in the list you just can't live without? (0 points)
17%a. Yes, this one
11%b. No, its all garbage
28%c. I'll probably buy it, but not until it's in the $5 bin
39%d. Other
 2. If you've already purchased one of them, what's your opinion? Worth it? (0 points)
0%a. Yes, this one was great!
0%b. No, I'm sorry I wasted the money
22%c. I told you I wouldn't buy this garbage
72%d. Other
 3. Is there another lesser known movie that came out this week you want to share with us? (0 points)
6%a. Yes, this one
56%b. No, nothing
33%c. Other

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#6 | 1545 days ago

Michael_G wrote:
I'm a huge horror movie fan and I watched Saw 6 this week and found it surprisingly good (by good I mean it is part 6, not bad for a 6th installment) and extremely gory (not for the squemish), I liked the idea of Jigsaw going after health-care insurance, nice twist. Jigsaw...the new anti-hero??
The previous Saw sequels were surprisingly good for horror movie sequels but they do decline slowly. I'm sure I'll see this before it comes out on the movie channels but I'm not in a huge rush. I will say though, these are done relatively well.
1. Other  2. Other  3. No, nothing  
  
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#1 | 1545 days ago

(Edited by Michael_G)
I'm a huge horror movie fan and I watched Saw 6 this week and found it surprisingly good (by good I mean it is part 6, not bad for a 6th installment) and extremely gory (not for the squemish), I liked the idea of Jigsaw going after health-care insurance, nice twist. Jigsaw...the new anti-hero??
1. Yes, this one  2. Other  3. Other  
#2 | 1545 days ago

I think they re-released Paris, Texas on blu-ray this week. A cult classic, but maybe not everyone's cup o'tea. I usually rent before I own. I like to make sure it's rewatchable.
1. I'll probably buy it, but not until it's in the $5 bin  2. I told you I wouldn't buy this garbage  3. Yes, this one  
#3 | 1545 days ago

I know this came out last week, but has anyone seen Gamer?  It's one of those that I really want to see, but want to know if it's worth checking out first.
1. Yes, this one  2. Other  3. No, nothing  
#4 | 1545 days ago

The only one that I've seen out of all of these was Saw 6, it was in theaters out of boredom, and while not that great, not something I'm buying.

Tom, I own "borrowed" Gamer, just have yet to see it - I might be watching it tonight and will let ya know.
1. Other  2. Other  3. No, nothing  
#5 | 1545 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
Wow, I'm glad to see Whip It came out today. I wanted to go see that in theaters but I couldn't justify spending "Theater Money" to go see something that wasn't full of explosions or car chases or other "Made for the Big Screen" excitement. I'll probably buy this one without seeing it first. I love Ellen Page and it seems fun.

Probably won't waste my time or money on MJ. I'll catch it when it comes on Starz or Encore.
Saw VI...mreh...I'm sure I'll see that one on "Scary Movie Night" with my husband.
Robot Conspiracy - I'd never heard of it. Yes I sometimes get stuck under a rock.
1. Other  2. Other  3. No, nothing  
#6 | 1545 days ago

Michael_G wrote:
I'm a huge horror movie fan and I watched Saw 6 this week and found it surprisingly good (by good I mean it is part 6, not bad for a 6th installment) and extremely gory (not for the squemish), I liked the idea of Jigsaw going after health-care insurance, nice twist. Jigsaw...the new anti-hero??
The previous Saw sequels were surprisingly good for horror movie sequels but they do decline slowly. I'm sure I'll see this before it comes out on the movie channels but I'm not in a huge rush. I will say though, these are done relatively well.
1. Other  2. Other  3. No, nothing  
#7 | 1545 days ago

Okay, so I did watch "This is It" with my son today  although it pains me to admit it.  It was surprisingly good, although I think MJ's age was definitely showing - his normally crisp dance moves were more lazy.  The music was mostly his Thriller era music although there was one newer song.  The effects they were planning were very  creative and would have been a hit, but I don't think it would have been a huge hit like he was hoping, had he lived.

I've never seen any of the Saw movies (on purpose) so I won't buy that one, but the other two are possibles, only not till they hit the discount bin
1. I'll probably buy it, but not until it's in the $5 bin  2. Other  3. No, nothing  
#8 | 1545 days ago
18packabs (+)

people still watch movies????
1. No, its all garbage  2. I told you I wouldn't buy this garbage  3. No, nothing  
#9 | 1544 days ago

Jess wrote:
Wow, I'm glad to see Whip It came out today. I wanted to go see that in theaters but I couldn't justify spending "Theater Money" to go see something that wasn't full of explosions or car chases or other "Made for the Big Screen" excitement. I'll probably buy this one without seeing it first. I love Ellen Page and it seems fun.

Probably won't waste my time or money on MJ. I'll catch it when it comes on Starz or Encore.
Saw VI...mreh...I'm sure I'll see that one on "Scary Movie Night" with my husband.
Robot Conspiracy - I'd never heard of it. Yes I sometimes get stuck under a rock.
Whip It-----great movie.  
1. Other  2. Other  3. No, nothing  
#10 | 1544 days ago

18packabs wrote:
people still watch movies????
I was wondering that too. 
1. No, its all garbage  2. I told you I wouldn't buy this garbage  3. No, nothing  
#11 | 1544 days ago

i netflix everything.
1. Other  2. Other  3. Other  
#12 | 1543 days ago

Nice. Thanks
#13 | 1537 days ago
sainaruto07 (+)

Jess wrote:
Wow, I'm glad to see Whip It came out today. I wanted to go see that in theaters but I couldn't justify spending "Theater Money" to go see something that wasn't full of explosions or car chases or other "Made for the Big Screen" excitement. I'll probably buy this one without seeing it first. I love Ellen Page and it seems fun.

Probably won't waste my time or money on MJ. I'll catch it when it comes on Starz or Encore.
Saw VI...mreh...I'm sure I'll see that one on "Scary Movie Night" with my husband.
Robot Conspiracy - I'd never heard of it. Yes I sometimes get stuck under a rock.
Thant is ok

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