Media | A2Q Archives | A2Q #54.5: The "Guest Columnist" Edition | September 9, 2008: Welcome to this week's home video release highlights, a column tragically focused entirely on the American market. Sorry, rest of the world. Region locks are the home video industry's way of saying they still don't understand the Internet.

Guest Column by reibeatall | Posted September 9, 2008

Out This Week

The Big Lebowski 10th Anniversary
Truly a great movie. Jeff Bridges is The Dude, the ultimate likable slacker who gets sucked into zany misadventures due to a name mix-up. Features bowling, urination, PTSD and White Russians!

Night Watch
One of Russia's highest-grossing movies of all time, Night Watch is an incredible film about a present-day world where the "Others" (werewolves, vampires, psychics, ect) live among us, but they're all working for some electric company is Moscow. The good side "Night Watch" police the bad side "Day Watch," and the Day Watch are chafing at their domination. That means it's about time to relive an ancient battle, kids. Night Watch features "interactive subtitles" that actually add to the movie; for instance, when people are shouting, the words get really big. It doesn't sound like much, but I promise you, it really does add to the experience. The movie ends on a weird note however, because....

Day Watch
Day Watch, the sequel of Night Watch, picks up several months after the end of the previous movie, once again thrusting you into the world of the Others. While I found I enjoyed Day Watch, I also felt that it seemed to be less cohesive a film than its predecessor. The special effects are amazing, as they were in the previous one, but the story seemed to focus on weird tangents focus for no apparent reason, which really undermined the sense of cohesion seen in the first film. Still a good movie, however.


Cover art courtesy of Amazon. What's this "day of rest" shit, man?! What is this bullshit, man? I don't fucking care! It don't matter to Jesus! But you're not fooling me! You might fool the fucks in the league office, but you don't fool Jesus! It's bush league psych-out stuff! Laughable, man! *HAH* I would've fucked you in the ass Saturday, I'll fuck you in the ass next Wednesday instead! ...You got a date Wednesday, baby! Follow guest columnist Andy Keener on Twitter.