* Amelia, Mira Nair's biopic of Amelia Earhart is an emotionless snoozer. Starring Hilary Swank.
* Astro Boy, a cool looking movie that is stuck somewhere between the quality of the original material and a misguided desire to satisfy the kiddie market.
* Coco Before Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou as the fashion designer in her formative years.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* Actors & Sin, a slick entertainment-themed double-bill from Ben Hecht.
* Dusan Makavejev: Free Radical - Eclipse Series 18, a boxed set of experimental and highly entertaining films from 1960s Yugoslavia. (Also at Criterion Confessions)
* Monsoon Wedding - Criterion Collection. Mira Nair may have crash landed this week with Amelia, but this is a reminder of how good she can be. Comes with seven bonus short films. (Also at Criterion Confessions)
* My Fair Lady, the Audrey Hepburn musical is reissued and downgraded. Keep your old DVDs, they are better.
* Whatever Works, the Woody Allen/Larry David movie comes to DVD, and I revisit my old review from its theatrical run.
Current Soundtrack: Kings of Convenience, "Boat Behind;" New Tales To Tell: A Tribute To Love And Rockets, on sale at Amazon right now for a $3.99 download
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