There’s only one big budget movie coming out on DVD this week, and I have to admit that I thought it was already out. Seriously, why did the March release How To Train Your Dragon take this long to come out on DVD? It seems like we’re already starting to gear the kids up for Christmas! Other than that, DVD is pretty much a hodgepodge of bombs big (Jonah Hex) and small (Leaves of Grass) with other points in between.
Read on to check them all out…
How To Train Your Dragon
You know, Pixar is now just barely ahead of Dreamworks, and it might not even be that close.
Between Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Monsters vs. Aliens, Dreamworks seems to have the beloved factor down just as well as Pixar. That is, these animated films seem to have fans even more devoted than those who drool over Pixar.
While the quality of these films are certainly approaching those of Pixar, I think the growing love for them goes beyond that: It’s now “cool” to like these other animated movies.
Think about it, Pixar is now old hat. Everybody knows they’re great, so there’s nothing hip about liking them. But Dreamworks, there’s a studio with untapped goods that make you seem a bit different when you like their films.
And if you are one of those people, you’ll probably want to buy How To Train Your Dragon on DVD.
TV On DVD
“Ghost Whisperer”: The Complete Series
I have a small stake in this show because David Conrad, the second lead on this series, is a friend of a friend. And the crazy thing is, I could tell people that about David Conrad and they’d have no clue who he is. No clue who I was talking about. No clue. Even though he was the second lead on a network television series that ran for five seasons!
Not only that, but there are many others who fell into the abyss of this show. Here’s some names: Jay Mohr, Camryn Manheim, Jamie Kennedy. You probably just said to yourself, “Whatever happened to them?” as you read the list. Well, guess what – they were all regulars on this series.
It’s like Friday night CBS is an absolute fame vacuum: Nobody knows anybody who’s on this show.
This would never have happened if it weren’t for our splintering pop culture focus. Being on a network series fifteen years ago no matter what night or what ratings meant at least people had some idea who you are. Now, you end up like David Conrad – a successful but anonymous actor.
- “The Commish”: Complete Series – Buy Now
- “CSI: Miami”: Season 8 – Buy Now
- “Dollhouse”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “In Treatment”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “The Tudors”: Final Season – Buy Now
And Just So You Know, This DVD Exists…
It’s a “tail” of puppy love. Get it? Tail instead of tale. Because they’re dogs? Yeah, punny taglines are ALWAYS a sign of a great flick.
What movie will you pick up this week?