Welcome to The Morning Read.
Anyone else already want a do-over for this week?
There's plenty to talk about, though, so that's good. I'd rather have too much to discuss and not enough time than the other way around, I guess.
There's a handful of interesting new titles on DVD and BluRay this week. "Mad Men: Season Two" is one I'm going to have to pick up. I didn't watch the first season till home video, but I'm assuming I'll enjoy this new season just as much. I still don't believe "The State" is really out on DVD now. Until I am actually watching the sketches I remember, I won't believe it. It's just taken so long, and there have been so many setbacks. Amazing. I know "The Towering Inferno" is trash, but it's Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, so it's entertaining trash, and now it's on BluRay, so it's high-def entertaining trash. Works for me. I've got the new box set of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"/"Curse Of The Golden Flower"/"House of Flying Daggers" BluRays, but the only one I didn't already own was CTHD, and I'm thrilled to add that to the stack of things to watch this week. The insane Spanish horror film "[REC]" comes out today. If you saw "Quarantine," the American remake, you've basically seen this film, but the Spanish original is absolutely terrifying, and worth tracking down for horror fans. "Dakota Skye" is a microbudget charmer about a girl whose superpower is hearing the truth within any lie, and the turmoil that causes for her. And finally, Criterion's got a BluRay version of the amazing NASA documentary "For All Mankind" coming out this week that I positively covet.
And why are they releasing it this week? Could it be because this is the 40th anniversary of the moon landing? If you want to relive the experience, or if you're like me and you weren't even alive when we first landed on the moon, then by all means... check out this awesome real-time recreation of what it was like.
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