After a week off due to the incredibly rare instance of absolutely no DVDs being released at all, the DVD picks are back with a very nice collection of early-year comedies and a weird grab-bag of TV on DVD Releases.
All that, plus a legendary wrestler in what appears to be a film worth of Hallmark Hall of Fame distinction. Oh yes, it’s time for the face paint to run with a few tears.
Check it out below…
The Green Hornet and The Dilemma
Think about it. Five years ago, Vince Vaughn was an untouchable comedy demi-god with hits like ‘The Break Up’, ‘Old School’ and ‘Wedding Crashers’. Meanwhile, you couldn’t put on a hip-hop station without hearing from Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliot, Ja Rule or Nelly.
Now, after barely any time has passed Vince Vaughn is stuck headlining a bomb comedy that comes out in January and I haven’t heard from any of those three hip-hop artists outside of a Jack FM retro day.
And it’s happened many times before. Jim Carrey was once on top of the world. Eddie Murphy before that. And so on down the line. No matter how luminous the comedic actor, they’re all in danger of winding up like MC Hammer or Busta Rhymes
So this raises the question: How much longer does Seth Rogen have on top of the comedic world? Was Funny People the first chink in his armor? Is it the underperforming Green Hornet which failed to make back its money domestically, and seems to have only broken even globally? Or was it the mega-bomb Paul which only featured his voice, but it was that voice that managed to receive the brunt of the disdain for the film.
His next slate of movie will tell if he has the rare staying power of an Eminem or Adam Sandler, or if he’ll end up with the Vince Vaughns and Busta Rhymes of the world.
Of course, you can save both of them from being forgotten, by purchasing their DVDs:
- From Prada to Nada – Buy Now
TV on DVD
As promised, here’s the odd collection of TV on DVD. Do you remember that Eddie Murphy used to have an animated show?
- “According to Jim”: Season 3 – Buy Now
- “Boy Meets World”: Season 5 – Buy Now
- “Drop Dead Diva”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Make it or Break It”: Season 2, Vol. 3 – Buy Now
- “Penn & Teller Bullshit!”: Season 8 – Buy Now
- “The PJs”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’” – Buy Now
And Just So You Know, This DVD Exists…
Yes, it’s starring Sting. As in Sting, the wrestler.