Shouldn’t you be out at the beach right now?
I don’t know about you, but I burn easily, so I can’t spend as much time at the pool as others, so I get to watch movies, and I watched Ocean’s Thirteen at a theater that just opened down the road from me. The theater itself is pretty nice, the film delivered what it’s supposed to do, which is be fun, so you can’t ask for too much more I guess. Overall, there really isn’t that much to pore over, other than surveys which reiterate what everyone already know…, which that HD is getting bigger and better, but the video formats that would best suit this continues to suffer in the big picture. It would be nice if everyone played nice and got behind this thing, but I would expect the petty sniping to continue for quite awhile.
Disc announcements are fairly quiet for the most part as well, with Blu-ray”ers” seeing Badder Santa on 11/20 and The Lives of Others on 8/21, while Disney hints that Sleeping Beauty might come out in 2008. There’s a veritable treasure trove of HD-DVD exclusive discs for the consumer this week. Dual format buyers can decide if Hustle and Flow or Black Snake Moan is for them, but HD-DVD buyers can pick from American Me, Being John Malkovich, The Big Lebowski, Bulletproof, Dead Silence, Freedom 1, Mallrats, Meet Joe Black, Mystery Men and The Watcher. That’s it for me this week, and as always high definers, keep the brightness low and the resolution high!