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The usual very light pre-Christmas list greets us for my wife's birthday, 12/22! Only - ONLY ninety DVDs, 24 Blu-ray and one UMD are represented by the links and information below.
(The low volume and some projected time constraints tomorrow and Friday means you get this list two days early! Hooray?)
PICK OF THE WEEK When the pickings are slim, go to your default picks - and fortunately, we have one easy one... Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side (The W at Amazon) (FOX, 2010) Peter Griffin's double-length episode retelling of The Empire Strikes Back won't air for many months, so if you want to see it NOW, you're stuck paying for a DVD. Well... or other illegal methods we can't talk about here. If you can get past all the product placement and anti-conservative jokes, it'll still probably be pretty funny! Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side [Blu-ray] Seems a little silly to have a Blu-ray copy when it's still not even in a widescreen aspect ratio - also, if you care about such things, it appears you'll only get a "digital copy" if you go Blu-ray Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Darkside/Blue Harvest At this price, you might want to go ahead and just get both of them, even if you already have "Blue Harvest" - give it to a friend and keep the PRETTY BOX that holds both of them...
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) Michael Douglas, Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn - remake of Fritz Lang's 1956 film of the same name grossed less in American theatres upon its release back in September than your salary - so...you know, THERE'S something good to feel about in today's economy Beyond a Reasonable Doubt [Blu-ray]
Staten Island (France/USA, 2009) Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Seymour Cassel - I don't think this was ever in theatres, actually? Staten Island [Blu-ray] The Blu-ray is actually a buck cheaper than the DVD!
MOST POINTLESS DIRECT-TO-VIDEO SEQUEL OF THE WEEK American Pie Presents: The Book of Love [Blu-ray] American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (direct to video, 2009) Is Eugene Levy hard up for money? Well, you can now win countless bar bets by knowing that amongst the many, many names of actors to appear in "American Pie" franchise, you can now add C. Thomas Howell, Dustin Diamond, Sherman Hemsley, Rosanna Arquette, Bret Michaels and Kevin Federline. (If any of these gentlemen have previously appeared in an "American Pie" - ha - film, I apologise for my oversight, because I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY OF THESE MOVIES.)
Noble Things (2008) Michael Parks, Lee Ann Womack, Ryan Hurst, Brett Moses, Dominique Swain - AND a soundtrack that includes BO BICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blind Date (USA/UK, 2007) Stanley Tucci (also co-wrote/directed), Patricia Clarkson - remake - more info at Cinemavault (cinemavault.com)
Paranormal Entity (2009) Latest ripoff from The Asylum (theasylum.cc) hasn't made it into the IMDb yet. But, see, unlike "Paranormal Activity," THIS one is TOTALLY REAL. And EASILY not worth $22.49 - or possibly even $2.49.
BIG COLLECTION OF THE WEEK Audrey Hepburn Couture Muse Collection "Unique collector's package!" I guess it's a...hatbox? Includes Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, War and Peace, Roman Holiday, Paris When it Sizzles, My Fair Lady and Funny Face and ten postcards - sorry, "designer cards"
AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES OF THE WEEK Loser (1996) Peta Wilson, Kirk Harris - more info at Vanguard (vanguardcinema.com) Captive (Canada, 1998) Erika Eleniak, Michael Ironside A Four Course Meal (2006)
Originally posted by CRZFamily Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side (The W at Amazon) (FOX, 2010) Peter Griffin's double-length episode retelling of The Empire Strikes Back won't air for many months, so if you want to see it NOW, you're stuck paying for a DVD. Well... or other illegal methods we can't talk about here. If you can get past all the product placement and anti-conservative jokes, it'll still probably be pretty funny!
I just saw another ad for it on TV and I really, REALLY wish they hadn't...
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...blown the reveal of the Giant Chicken as Boba Fett.
Seeing it for myself during the movie would have been a huge mark out moment. Still is, but now it's slightly diminished.
It clearly wasn't on the level of Ferrell's classics (Anchorman, Old School, Talladega Nights), but it was still a fun little movie. Going by the 'frat pack' ranking scale, it was about on the level of Dodgeball.