Pick of the Week: Australia
Here’s the epic that everybody missed, featuring arguably Australia’s two biggest starts.Didn’t seem to matter, however, as middling reviews and general malaise led it to bargain theaters weeks after it hit the big houses. Why was this?Probably because romance is dead in Hollywood.Nobody likes big sweeping gestures of love, preferring intimate stories of “realism” or silly chick flicks where love is some sort of prize.Nobody seems to consider love that grand anymore and therefore stories where it’s as big as an entire country fall flat. If you still long for the sweeping romance of yore, you can buy this DVD.
TV SHOWS ON DVD
Pick of the Week: “ER”: Seasons 1-10
The first ten seasons of the series you wish would have ended after ten seasons.But it didn’t.Did anyone know this show is still on?Did anybody watching TV in the 21st century know this series was still on?Every time they show a commercial for it during “The Office” or “30 Rock”, “ER” just seems so wildly out of place.It’s almost as if NBC just keeps it on the air as a means of holding on to a time when the network was actually successful.
Thank goodness for TV on DVD where you can relive the glory days of this series featuring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Juliana Marguilles and all the rest with one boxed set.
- “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares” – Buy Now
- “My Two Dads”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Wildfire”: Season 3 – Buy Now
- “The Hills”: Season 4 – Buy Now
- “Nash Bridges”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “Hotel Babylon”: Season 3 – Buy Now
- “Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends Tales of Adventure” – Buy Now
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE WEEK
Air Bud – Special Edition
Yes, this is the special edition release of the movie that started it all.Of the film that spawned the soccer film Air Bud: World Pup, the football film Air Bud: Golden Receiver, and even the ludicrous beach volleyball classic Air Bud: Spikes Back.Finally, we can see where this all began!
Dog lovers everywhere should rejoice and buy the DVD.
HORRIBLE STRAIGHT-TO-DVD RELEASE OF THE WEEK
In a stacked week featuring Tommy Lee Jones in The Electric Mist, Nick Cannon in a movie simply called Weapons, and the release of a movie titled Dead in 3 Days, Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective rules them all.
Why?Because it trashes a beloved (well, kind of) cinematic character by replacing him with a rotund child.Because it wastes a member of the Cusack family (Ann, thankfully not Joan or John, but still) in the film.Finally, because somebody actually planned to release this in THEATERS.Really?Somebody actually thought people would pay more than five dollars to see this?That’s a crime so heinous that it could only merit this movie the title of the HSTDROTW.
Of course, if you’re wistful for the days when Jim Carrey was kind of a movie star, you can buy the DVD.