NEW YORK – "The Matrix Reloaded," "Wrong Turn" and "The Safety of Objects" new on DVD this week in today's Foxlight.
Free your mind. And have the pause button ready. "The Matrix Reloaded" (search) is new on DVD this week and ironically, that's the best format for it. Superior to the big screen because by now the movies themselves are almost redundant. It's the bonus extras we want! How do they do 100 Mr. Smiths? What does Keanu eat in his trailer? OK, that's probably not one of the extras. For the record, the movie is inferior to the original but is must-see-viewing before filing like lemmings into theaters in November for the final chapter. Or is it? Maybe the machines will make a fourth installment.
Next Eliza Dushku can't make a wrong turn as far as I'm concerned -- unless it's a movie called "Wrong Turn." (search) She's always the best thing in anything she's in. Her snarky sidekick days on "Buffy" are long gone. Get a load of the plot description for "Wrong Turn": A carload of six teens find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of inbreeding." Yee-ha! Pass the pork rinds and Billy Beer.
Finally, largely overlooked but loved by lots of critics -- maybe the title did it in -- here's "The Safety of Objects." (search) It sounds like a Volvo infomercial, but it's actually a star-studded movie led by Glenn Close that concerns overlapping stories in an otherwise ordinary day. I've really told you nothing, haven't I? Sorry. Just rent it.