This week's announcements include a trio of dogs from this Spring, another acclaimed Bong Joon-Ho effort and some great titles finally making their way over to Blu-ray.
Things kick off on June 22 with Jay Baruchel trying to woo Alice Eve in She's Out Of My League from Paramount, a film that should be remembered more for its bad bowling etiquette than anything resembling romance or comedy. From there, how can we not segue right over to Sony, who will be releasing the abysmal, yet successful Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler action-comedy, The Bounty Hunter. Anyone who invoked the name of Midnight Run even to chide this painful monstrosity of the squabbling exes genre should be forced to sit down and watch it again.
The good news about the release of Brooklyn's Finest this year is that it cut out the ridiculous ending that premiered at Sundance in January '09. The bad news was that it kept the previous two hours intact. With deleted scenes promised on Anchor Bay's DVD & Blu-ray release on July 6, perhaps you will still be able to hear the gasp of that festival audience (and subsequent laughter) of the original cut's coda. While I might not be as high on Bong Joon-Ho's work as others, you can get in line to tell me I'm drunk again when Magnolia releases his latest thriller, Mother, on both formats July 20. They will also release his Barking Dogs Never Bite on DVD the same day as well as The Bong Joon-Ho Collection that will include both films as well as The Host.