Public Service Announcement

Even as a youngster, C. Montgomery Burns knew he was destined for greatnessAcclaimed as the film of the year by virtually every critical body in North America (including my own), David Fincher’s “The Social Network” is available on DVD and Blu-ray today. It’s an excellent movie, and the home-video presentation is up to Fincher’s usual high standards — top-notch transfer, comprehensive supplements, quietly stylish packaging. You should have this on your shelf.

My MSN DVD column isn’t up yet, so I’ll direct you to my NOW review of the picture from last fall, just to put you in the right frame of mind. I’ll link to the column as soon as it’s up.

UPDATE: We’re live! Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Public Service Announcement”

  1. I can’t help but smile in that even in your original review, we both agreed on the fact that Social Network is a great film, but not necessarily the best of the year.

    Personally, I’d give that honor to Scorsese and Nolan, for Shutter Island and Inception, respectively.

  2. Actually, I was holding back in the hopes that “Meek’s Cutoff” would land a Canadian release date before the end of the year … so much for hopes, huh?

    Personally, I’d put “The Social Network” a nudge above “Inception” — they’re both great, but “The Social Network” is a hair warmer — and waaaaay above “Shutter Island”, which still strikes me as a beautifully realized misfire.

    (Yes, I know it’s perverse to suggest that any film by either Christopher Nolan or David Fincher could be considered “warm”, but you get what I mean.)

  3. Yeah, it’s true that one is a “current events” based film whereas the other is escapaist fare, all the same I still find myself admiring each element of Nolan’s oeuvre.

    We’ll discuss the pros and cons of Shutter Island soon, I’m eager to pick your brain.

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