It's the final round of Oscar noms! Three more award-winning (and one honored-to-be-nominated) pictures come out on DVD this week, but only two hit today. The last you'll have to come back on Thursday for. Blame the planet.
Peter Jackson sees dead people. Or rather, he likes seeing dead people. From the zombies of Braindead to the ghosts of The Frighteners to the Armies of the Dead in Return of the King, the no-longer-living seem to be a favorite subject of his. Which explains why, perhaps, he was drawn to buy the rights to the acclaimed book The Lovely Bones, about a murdered girl who watches her family from a sort of limbo in the wake of her death. Undoubtedly, the chance to use special effects to re-create the constantly morphing In-Between was part of the appeal for Jackson, but he should have saved his pixels for King Kong 2.