Two alarmingly similar movies hit DVD shelves this week as Terminator: Salvation and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian both arrive in stores. How are they similar? You’ll just have to read on to find out. Plus, there’s plenty of funny from TV with the first season of “Better Off Ted” and the fifth season of “Saturday Night Live” leading the comedy charge.
Check it all out below…
Terminator Salvation and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Why are these two movies included under the same heading? Consider the similarities:
- Both came out on Memorial Day Weekend 2009.
- Both were potential tentpole movies for their respective studios.
- Both were hammered by critics.
- Both performed markedly worse than their predecessors at the box office, and while neither were bombs, both were definitely financial disappointments.
- Both have colons in their titles.
And now, both movies come out on DVD on the same exact day. Such a massive set of coincidences cannot be ignored. Thus, they are included in the same article.
TV ON DVD
“Saturday Night Live” – The Complete Fifth Season
If you’re an SNL fan, this is the DVD set you want to buy. Why? Because it’s going to get dry for awhile. This was the last season with the original cast before Lorne Michaels left and the show deteriorated into a Jean Doumanian-led catastrophe that makes present-day SNL look like “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”.
Luckily, we get one more great season before the DVD drought begins. This one features music from the likes of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Blondie and Tom Petty along with some great hosts like Rodney Dangerfield, Bob Newhart and the final appearance of original uber-host Buck Henry.
So buy this 7-disc set, it may your last chance to own good SNL for several years to come.
- “Better Off Ted”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “The Donna Reed Show”: Season 3 – Buy Now
- “Into the Storm”: Season 3 – Buy Now
- “Mystery Science Theater 3000”: Volume XVI – Buy Now
- “Pale Force” – Buy Now
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE WEEK
The Jazz Singer – 30th Anniversary Edition
Five years ago, the 25th Anniversary Edition of this Neil Diamond movie hit shelves to a fanfare of magazine ads, retrospectives and other sorts of fury.
The 30th Anniversary DVD? Not so much. But it does have a new cover, along with these features:
- Art Gallery
- Audio Commentary
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Photo Gallery
What DVD will you pick up this week?