There’s only one word that matters this week on DVD: Bieber. That’s right, everyone’s favorite Canadian Pop Star (non-Bryan Adams division) brings his hit concert documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never directly into your house. So lock up your daughters, because otherwise they may run out to buy the DVD and force you to watch it.
For those not in the tween set there’s a couple of R-Rated anti-romances of the very serious (Blue Valentine) and attempted humor (No Strings Attached) sub-genres. All that, plus the complete box set of a classic TV Show!
Check it out below…
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
I made a pact with myself the minute Justin Bieber entered the national consciousness: I will not make fun of him.
I see no reason to mock this kid. He’s sixteen, he’s very earnest, and he’s up there doing his thing. Plus, he’s an easy target. It’s so easy to mock somebody doing kiddie music and I find absolutely no joy in that.
Yes, he has a weird haircut, he’s very small and sings treacly music – but making fun of him is like making fun of a nerd in hiked-up pants – everyone already made the joke in their mind, so it’s useless to go ahead and actually tell the joke.
And if you’re someone who would never even want to make fun of Justin Biever – you can buy Never Say Never on DVD.
No Strings Attached
Many people consider this question of derisive insult. A condemnation of Natalie Portman’s choices and a complete assault against a film many hadn’t seen.
But I consider it something different. I consider that question – raised by many – to be a glowing compliment of Portman’s status as an actress. A sign that she’s ascended the ranks of movie stardom to a point that we expect her to only do “good” movies.
Swap her out with Kate Hudson or Kristen Bell or Blake Lively – suddenly you don’t twitter in revulsion with the prospect of their appearing in this film. A hackneyed sex romp alongside Ashton Kutcher seems right in these actresses’ wheelhouses.
And that’s not to say these ladies aren’t completely capable actresses, they just don’t have the gravitas that a Portman, Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway or somebody of that level has. A gravitas that has people automatically assuming their films should be of higher quality than a run-of-the-mill rom-com.
However, if this is the type of movie you’re happy to see Natalie Portman doing, you can buy No Strings Attached on DVD.
- Blue Valentine – Buy Now
TV on DVD
“Home Improvement”: 20th Anniversary Complete Collection
Remember when Tim Allen was considered the funniest man in America? Yeah, me neither.
If you’re one of the members of the generation who does remember that time- you can buy Home Improvement on DVD.
And Just So You Know, This DVD Exists…
The tagline is: “It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your mother is?” Suddenly, Nicolas Cage’s film career doesn’t look so bad, does it?