On the Shelves: DVD Releases for Jun 5, 2012

Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week.

John Carter
John Carter – The troubled Disney action movie craps itself onto Blu-Ray today. While it bombed here in the US, it actually made $200 million+ overseas. In case you needed another reason to hate this movie, it’s this (and Battleship, to an extent) that caused GI Joe: Retaliation to be delayed until next year.  I’ll actually watch this because I like the story of John Carter of Mars, but I remain unconvinced that Taylor Kitsch can carry this, or any, movie.

Journey 2
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – Honestly, the first Journey movie with Brendan Frasier is a complete mess. However, the trailers for this one looked a lot better. And because they got Dwayne Johnson in here instead of Brendan, I actually want to watch it.

Safe House
Safe House – I thought this looked like a pretty good action movie. Denzel is always solid and I am a fan of Mr Reynolds (Green Lantern aside, of course). Unfortunately I’ve not heard anything about if this movie is good.  No one I know has seen it.

Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine – The Beatles trippy, experimental, drug induced fever dream hits Blu-Ray today. I bet the picture looks gorgeous, and the music is GREAT, but, I’m sorry, the movie itself is too weird for me.

Bad Ass
Bad Ass – A movie based on Epic Beard Man. It exists and it gets released today.

Dear God No!
Dear God No! – Another underground, grindhouse, 70s horror throwback a la Hobo with a Shotgun. This one is about murderous, raping bikers vs Sasquatch!  I am completely in love with that premise.

Written by Paxton Holley

A funny, ridiculously awesome guy who sometimes likes to wear pants, Paxton can regularly be found at his pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome or co-hosting the Nerd Lunch and Cult Film Club podcasts.

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