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DVD Releases are very comedy heavy this week as Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Observe and Report bring the late-spring funny to DVD store shelves.

Also, as TV Season gets underway, it’s one of the last chances to catch up with last season as several shows release last year’s seasons on DVD including huge hits “30 Rock” and “The Mentalist.”  And, as always, the three worst DVDs of the week.

Check it all out below…

FEATURE FILMS

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Starring: Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner

No, this movie has not hit DVD yet.  Sure, it may seem like it. Why? Because movies like Fools Gold, Failure to Launch, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days already exist in silver-disc form. So what makes this one different? Well, not much really.  There is some sort of Christmas Carol hijinks going on but it’s more stooge than Scrooge as McConaughey traipses around as a bit of a Lothario who must relive his old relationships and see how lonely he’ll end up.
The moral – being a slacker hippie burnout who does nothing but take his shirt off and jump from girl-to-girl is a very bad thing.  Yet we keep seeing McConaughey in the same role while living a similar life offscreen.  Shouldn’t he be taking his own advice at this point so we can actually watch him act again?

Of course, the promise of another shirtless McConaughey may be enough to lure some people to add this DVD to their Collection and that’s really probably a bad thing.

Observe and Report

Observe and Report

Starring: Seth Rogen and Anna Faris

It’s strange how the world of copycat Hollywood works. It’s strange because, although this film was very different from Paul Blart, it actually suffered from comparisons to that other Mall Cop film.

With Observe, director Jody Hill provided a pitch-black comedy that was much closer to Taxi Driver than it was to Kevin James. The director and star repeatedly stated this in interviews and critics quickly confirmed it in reviews.

But it didn’t matter.  The film couldn’t escape the sizable shadow of Blart with chimes of “What is Seth Rogen doing?” and “Please, another Mall Cop Film!” echoing with disgust in response to this movie.

Well, Rogen was actually making a pretty twisted comedy.  Check out the DVD for proof.

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TV ON DVD

“30 Rock” – Season 3

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Let’s see.  How do we sum up the third season of “30 Rock”?

Well, there was Selma Hayek, Oprah, Alan Alda, Telenovelas, Sweater Capes, Muppetvision, a “Night Court” reunion, Tracy Morgan dispensing financial advice on Larry King, Jon Hamm, Fake Janis Joplins, and sons older than their fathers.

Don’t believe it’s possible?  It’s all there on the DVD.

Also:

  • “Brotherhood″: Final Season – Buy Now
  • “Castle”: Season 1 – Buy Now
  • “Ghost Whisperer”: Season 3 – Buy Now
  • “Law & Order: SVU”: Season 10 – Buy Now
  • “The Mentalist”: Season 1 – Buy Now
  • “Taxi”: Season 4 – Buy Now
  • “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”: Season 7 – Buy Now
  • “Ugly Betty”: Season 3 – Buy Now

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE WEEK

The Tribute Collection: Paul Newman

There’s not much good about legends dying.  Well, really nothing at all, except for one thing – DVD tribute box sets that offer incredible deals on nearly their entire catalog.

Fox is the first into the Paul Newman tribute pool with a 13-movie Box Set of the actor’s films with the studio.  The set includes:

  • The Long, Hot Summer
  • Rally ’round the Flag, Boys!
  • From the Terrace
  • Exodus
  • The Hustler
  • Adventures of a Young Man
  • What a Way to Go!
  • Hombre
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson
  • Quintet
  • The Verdict

Also:

  • Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection – Buy Now
  • Star Trek: Next Generation Motion Picture Collection – Buy Now

Horrible Straight-To-DVD Release of the Week

Three terrible movies, three new DVDs. Which is the worst? Cast your vote and tell the world!

The nominees are:

AlbinoFarmALP9-21-09Albino Farm

The Case to Vote for It: As is often the case in this section, there’s the title to consider, and this one is an absolute doozy of a bad title.  They’re grown Albinos?  How is that an economical farming idea?  Also, there’s the plot which supposedly unveils the “legend” of this so-called farm.

In what twisted universe is the existence of an Albino Farm a legend?

AnnaNicoleSmithStoryALP9-21-09Anna Nicole Smith Story

The Case to Vote for It: Not only did someone see fit to actually make a fiction movie detailing the life of one Anna Nicole Smith, they also decided to cast Willa Ford, a singer and Dancing with the Stars competitor as the titular icon.

There’s just no way in the world this can be anything other than terrible, is there?

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The Case to Vote for It: As always, when a movie is loaded with stars (this has Alec Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon, Emma Roberts, Timothy Hutton and two Culkins) and you’ve never even come close to having heard of it, you know it’s awful.

So Which is the Worst of the Week?

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