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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Runaway?

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I enjoyed but hardly loved The Runaways. Dakota Fanning continues to be badly mis-cast (mostly because she's no longer nearly so compelling an actor) and Kristen Stewart hasn't grown much as a performer since In the Land of Women. Still, Michael Shannon was his usual electrifying self and the story of The Runaways is a great one (though I would have loved to have seen more of Lita Ford!). The Losers surely suffered from the perception of being an A-Team-lite. Let's see if The Expendables suffers a similar fate in a few weeks. Cop Out was plain awful. If only Kevin Smith could be satisfied with the prospect of being nothing more than a brilliant public speaker (as opposed to a mediocre filmmaker).

The Runaways
The Losers
Cop Out
The Red Shoes (Criterion Collection)
Black Narcissus (Criterion Collection)
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
The Bong Joon-ho Collection (The Host / Mother / Barking Dogs Never Bite)
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (Unrated)
The Bannen Way
Nollywood Babylon
NHL Stanley Cup Champions 2009-2010
Galaxy of Terror (Roger Corman's Cult Classics)
A Town Called Panic