“Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys”
Starring: Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates
Why should you buy this DVD? Because Tyler Perry really needs the money. I mean REALLY needs the money. He only has two successful series on TBS right now. He only has about a dozen massively popular stage shows produced all over the country. He’s only written/directed/produces/starred-in several profitable films before this one. He only owns one massive production studio in Atlanta.
I mean, c’mon. The guy is hurting. So help him out, America. Buy “The Family That Preys”.
Starring: Kevin Costner, Nathan Lane, Stanely Tucci and Kelsey Grammer
Shouldn’t this movie have been successful? It was released in the height of election season with trailers running in what had to be 90% of all commercial breaks, and those TV spots didn’t make the movie look horrible either.
Still, the movie was a massive flop. Maybe it’s because people were getting enough of this stuff on TV. Maybe people just can’t stand looking at Kevin Costner’s baseball glove, errr, face. Maybe it’s because Sarah Palin backlash had people revolting against the uninformed. Whatever the case, the movie is now totally irrelevant in this non-election season.
Those who are still interested can purchase the one-disc set.
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“Little Britain USA”
This year, HBO tried some weird late night combo it called “Last Call” or “Up Late” or something. It didn’t really work in terms of attracting viewers, but the quality was top-notch. Most notably, this little gem that brought the other side of the pond to our shores.
The series features the English comedy team of Matt Lucas and David Walliams (not a typo) and their cast of about 25 different characters each. These range from an obese weight-loss instructor to a middle-aged couple to a somewhat racist grandmother to a sardonic hospital receptionist. Each seems funnier than the last and also more outrageous. Fans of multi-character anarchic sketch comedy like Kids in the Hall and Monty Python should rush to buy this set.
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“Breakfast At Tiffany’s”
Starring: Audrey Hepburn
Here’s the sad thing. There’s an entire generation who only know this movie as the refrain from the song by Deep Blue Something. Or they may know it as the movie that George Costanza desperately tried to rent to cheat at his book club. Either way, this film, like many classics, is lost on the Internet generation.
So you, yes you Deep Blue Something singing, George Costanza remembering reader, go out and buy the two-disc set and discover the joy that is Audrey Hepburn in her prime.
HORRIBLE STRAIGHT-TO-DVD RELEASE OF THE WEEK
“Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach”
Remember all that goodwill Seann William Scott banked with his hilarious turn in “Role Models”? Remember when everybody was raving about him during that film’s release about how he’s always gotten the short end of the critical stick since his Stifler days and is actually an excellent comic force who is at last getting his due?
Well it seems that is all about to go poof with the release of this DVD complete with a horrible double entendre in the title and a ridiculous facial hair combination for its lead. Also, this DVD is the “Extra Big & Bouncy Edition”. Oh yeah, they love those slightly dirty puns.