The only thing worse than January movie releases? January DVD releases. Let’s just say that the pickins are slim as everyone’s favorite DVD release column returns from a two-week hiatus.  There is a silver lining (pun intended); however, because no new movies on DVD gives everyone a chance to catch up on the truncated season 3 of Big Love – on DVD just in time for the new season to begin.

Check it all out below…


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

It’s the attack of 3-D again.  How else do you explain how a somewhat obscure kiddie flick notched $180MM at the worldwide box office.  It’s simple: the tickets cost more.

Right now, everybody is salivating over Avatar’s massive box office and delighting about how everybody prefers to go see 3-D movies. Always pointing to the box office gross as the reason. But what nobody ever really wants to mention? You’re paying about 30% more for that IMAX 3-D ticket, and about 15% more for the regular 3-D ticket. Therefore, more money does not equal more tickets sold.

So that raises the question. Is the 3-D thing for real? Or is it just a byproduct of higher ticket prices?

So much to ponder. Maybe the number of people who buy this DVD will tell us the truth.



“Big Love” – The Complete Second Season

It’s hard to get more underrated than “Big Love”.  It’s watched by nearly as many people as “True Blood”, it’s better-written than “Mad Men” and just as well-acted as “Breaking Bad”.  Yet while those three dramas march to the beat of the critical darlings’ buzz drum, “Big Love” remains in some sort of strange limbo.

Well, now’s the perfect time to remedy that.  Buying this DVD set as a means of catching up is a perfect way to remedy the crime of underatedness currently afflicting this polygamist clan.  You’ve got a week to catch up, and, since the DVD offerings are pretty thin this week, no real excuses!

  • “Chuck”: Season 2 – Buy Now
  • “Kendra”: Season 1 – Buy Now
  • “The Philanthropist”: Complete Series – Buy Now


10 Things I Hate About You2-Disc Special Edition

Time to feel old kids.  Why is the quintessential turn-of-the-century teen rom-com getting the two-disc treatment now?  Because it came out ten years ago.

Yes, it’s been ten years since we first welcomed a gothy looking Heath Ledger into the zeitgeist.  Ten years since Julia Child was relevant.  Ten years since Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the kid from “3rd Rock From the Sun”.  Ten years since every teenage boy had a crush on Larisa Oleynik based on her turn in “The Secret World of Alex Mack” (Whatever happened to her anyway?).

So, are you too young to feel nostalgic?  Buy this special edition DVD and find out.