It’s a pretty good week for DVDs. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Wendy & Lucy are probably the two best picks of the week. There are also a number of great TV shows now available on DVD. But we do have one surprise for you. A film starring Ewan McGregor which managed to completely fly past the big screens and head straight for DVD. Who would have thought that could happen?
Check out the full list and our picks below…
The last of the Best Picture nominees finally arrives on DVD in a wait that almost as long as the film itself.
Every year, there’s a Best Picture nominee that nobody can explain.It’s not like anyone actually liked this movie.It was just so obsessively hyped before its release that it was impossible to derail.Meanwhile, a movie that everybody liked, The Dark Knight, goes without a nomination.
Oh well, at least the criterion collection DVD is loaded with features detailing those killer special effects.
Starring: Michelle Williams
Ah, Wendy & Lucy, battling The Visitor, for the title of “Indie hit everyone pretends they liked just because it’s fashionable.”
Here’s the problem with this movie: Its main character is an idiot.A plane ticket to Alaska from Indiana costs what?$400?And she decides to drive with what starts out as being over $1,000 in cash.It’s not like you can’t check your dog in luggage.
Also, all you need in this country to get a credit card is a name.That’s it.A name.It can even be a fake name.That’s part of the reason for the economic turmoil this film is supposedly describing.If the main character gets a credit card with a $10,000 limit, again very simple, and has it in case of emergency, like the one that happens in this film, she never gets into any trouble.
This movie was the indie film equivalent of the teenagers who keep wandering into the dark woods in a slasher flick.You just can’t feel sorry for somebody who is so clueless.
But if you simply must get your hipster groove on, you can check out the DVD.
TV ON DVD
“John and Kate Plus Eight” – Season 4
The prime example of how TV and fame can simply destroy a family.Did anybody watching this show really think it would be a good idea for their marriage, for the children?Probably not, and now the tabloids are covered with rumors of Jon’s dalliances and talks of divorce.All for the sake of entertainment.
So when you buy the DVD, please consider the children.
- “Bleak House” – Buy Now
- “Boston Legal”: Seasons 1-5 – Buy Now
- “Crusoe”: Complete Series – Buy Now
- “Gavin & Stacey”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Jake & The Fatman”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “The Last Templar” – Buy Now
- “Lipstick Jungle”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “Mythbusters”: Collection 4 – Buy Now
- “October Road”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “That Girl”: Season 4 – Buy Now
- “Will & Grace”: Best of Friends and Foes – Buy Now
- “Will & Grace”: Best of Love and Marriage – Buy Now
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE WEEK
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – Deluxe Edition
Here’s the special feature that should be included on this DVD.A documentary entitled, “The Beginning of the End” where we see flashes of a shirtless Matthew McConaughey and the fading images of a once promising career sinking into the background.
Then we see Kate Hudson looking like she had a chance to be the biggest female star in the world as she sat looking so lovely with an Oscar nomination.That picture is torn in half by her talking about a love fern.
Flash forward five years to Fools Gold, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and Bride Wars with the tagline: Two promising actors, one movie that typecast them forever, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: “The Beginning of the End”.
Unfortunately, this deluxe edition DVD only includes the standard fare like the trailer, featurettes and deleted scenes.
- Enchanted April: Awards Edition – Buy Now
- National Lampoons’ Vacation/European Vacation: 20th Anniversary Edition – Buy Now
HORRIBLE STRAIGHT-TO-DVD RELEASE OF THE WEEK
Three terrible movies, three new DVDs.Which is the worst?You tell us!
The nominees are:
Incendiary: The Case to Vote for It: Well, it’s got Ewan McGregor in a movie you’ve never heard of.That’s a bad sign.Its tag line is “The truth can blow you apart.”That’s a bad sign.It’s an action movie billed as “From the Director of Bridget Jones’s Diary”.That’s a REALLY bad sign.
Frankenhood: The Case to Vote for It: If your streetball team isn’t any good, really you have no choice but to go find a mad scientist, break into the morgue, and resurrect a really tall guy and get him to play center for you in the biggest basketball tournament of the year.You’d have to be stupid not to do that.Right?
Smother: The Case to Vote for It: Maybe the most depressing candidate ever.Remember when everybody was lamenting the fact that Diane Keaton made the torpid Because I Said So in which she played an overbearing mother?Well now she teams up with Dax Shepard and Liv Tyler to play an even more overbearing mother, as the title would suggest.She does know she’s Diane Keaton right?