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Don't step to the Emmys, y'all. Every once in a while, they get it right. Case in point: the genius that is 30 Rock. Now I won't lie -- pound for pound, I much preferred Season One to Season Two. Not only was there a butt-ton more of it, it was slightly more outrageous than Season Two. But hey, I'm sort of splitting hairs because all 30 Rock is good 30 Rock. Sort of like pizza... even when it's not great, it still kicks ass. I paraphrase, of course.
Adam Sandler's epic Israeli hairdresser film is many things. Controversial? Yes. Inspired by a 10-year-old SNL sketch? You bet. Risqué? Jesus Christ, yes. I haven't seen the theatrical version, so I don't know what specifically was added to the 2-disc unrated version aside from penis-slapping sound effects (a fact I gleaned from the commentary track), but the movie is definitely not PG-13 any more, that's for sure. So if you saw it in theaters and thought, "Man, this could use more shots of Adam Sandler's butt double," then you're in luck. Also, the extras aren't bad. They're not great, either, but they still give us more John Turturro, and that's always a good thing.
Alright, if you are reading this you probably already know that this movie is awesome, or have been told by every single person that you randomly run across in the subway or library or supermarket that it is indeed a fantastic superhero movie, until you are exhausted and can barely utter your typical response: "I'm sure. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD so I can see it." Well, wait no longer, fans and soon-to-be fans. The magic day is here and Iron Man can finally be yours to own, metallic suit not included.
There's a reason the words "Napoleon Dynamite" are the second-biggest words on the box for the DVD of The Foot Fist Way. If you take Diedrich Bader's Zubaz-wearing martial arts instructor from Dynamite, turn him loose with a cast of mostly nonprofessional actors and keep the camera on him for an hour and a half, you pretty much get this film. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder) is a great comedic find as Taekwan-Do instructor Fred Simmons, and is pretty fun to watch do anything -- especially beating up kids. Luckily, he does that for a large part of the film and a significant portion of the DVD's numerous extras.
Those of you who were waiting to see Mike Myers' latest on DVD, your wait is over... unfortunately. You may want to wait a little bit longer, perhaps until it can be taken in pill form. Because while there are a few truly funny bits in the movie, and the cast of Daily Show, Colbert Report and Conan O'Brien veterans is impressive, most of the movie is Mike Myers making anatomical or scatological puns, explaining them to the audience, and then giggling like a schoolgirl. However, if that kind of thing is your bag, baby, then this two-disc DVD set should be a treat for you, because it's chock-full of extras, including some interesting featurettes and a ton of deleted scenes and outtakes, most of which make the jokes that made the cut look like comedy gold.
The first, brief, season of this addictive primetime soap arrived on DVD today, and despite the fact that it only aired ten episodes, it managed to amass a healthy amount of extras to fill out its debut DVD set. Now, not all of them are super-compelling -- in fact, one of them bored me to tears -- but I give them bonus points for trying.
If you missed this series in its short run last fall (before it was yanked off the air because of the writers strike) it's easy to catch up with the posh lives of the über-rich socialite family, The Darlings. The social elite live and breathe New York money, with only the help of their family lawyer Nick (who's got daddy issues galore) to act as their moral compass. It's juicy and good, and the cast is just so damned pretty to look at.
I didn't have the good fortune, i.e. 12 dollars to see Baby Mama when it first came out in theaters, so I had the pleasure of watching it at home on my computer in bed wearing headphones and guffawing like a retard so that both of my roommates independently came in to check that I was okay. All this is to say, if you haven't seen this movie yet, please do so immediately, as it is hilarious to a borderline I-hurt-myself degree. I keep thinking that Tina Fey movies are sort of like Judd Apatow ones as told from the female perspective -- she's so good at taking common experiences (like going to high school and having babies) and creating a scenario that's juuuust this side of believable, so that you can relate but you can also laugh so hard you pee yourself. Which, umm, I did not do, so whatever shut up!
There's a good amount of content packed into the fourth-season set of Desperate Housewives, which should come as good news to viewers who were drawn into this season by new regulars Dana Delaney (formerly of China Beach), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Gary Cole (Office Space) and Justine Bateman (Family Ties). ...Okay, so maybe Justine Bateman didn't draw anybody in. Still, a lot of talent was added to an already talent-packed show, and the DVD set doesn't disappoint. Here are the special features you can find under the Sizzler Steakhouse-style cover of the "Sizzling Secrets" edition... which seems to be the only version available. Apparently, non-sizzling just isn't an option with this show.
The first thing you'll notice about the Pushing Daisies first season DVD is that underneath the totally expected cardboard sleeve with Lee Pace and Anna Friel on the cover are an inner case and liner notes that look like a diner menu from the 1950s. Oh, and the actual discs? Look like pies! Very sweet, and we're just getting started.
Each of the three discs includes three of the season's nine episodes, but Disc 3 contains all of the special features... or, wait, make that THE special feature, since there is only one. (Unless you're counting the ability to turn the pre-episode "Previously on..." segment on and off, in which case, don't count that. You'll only be cheating yourself.)
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