Not much to get excited about this week in new releases, unless there are new titles I just don’t know about being released today.
First is Eddie Murphy’s A Thousand Words, which made Rotten Tomatoes history with a 0% rating! Not a single one of the 53 critics who submitted reviews for it, gave it a positive rating.
The $40 million movie, which co-stars Kerry Washington, managed a $20+ million box office gross worldwide. And given that most of you likely didn’t see it at the theater, you can now check it out on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD today!
Second and last is a straight to DVD release (here in the USA anyway) titled Best Laid Plans, which stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in a drama said to be loosely inspired by John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men.
Set in Nottingham, the film revolves around the relationship between the thuggish Danny (Stephen Graham) and Joseph (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), a giant of a man with a mental age of seven. When Danny finds himself in debt to a local crime boss, he feels he is left with no choice but to manipulate Joseph into participating in a series of underground cage fights from which Danny can pay his debts. However, as the fights become harder and Danny and Joesph fall for two beautiful women, Danny starts to question his own motives.
Hmm… I’ll leave the commentary on that one to you folks.
The film was actually released in the UK in February. It didn’t get a theatrical here in the USA, but it’s available now on home video.