This week’s new releases definitely have a leg up on what we got last week. Sadly, Mongolian Death Worm won’t be making a repeat appearance. But, maybe newcomer Sex, Lies, and Death can find a special spot in your DVD collection?
The biggest release is probably The Green Hornet. If you remember, it got pushed back nearly seven months in order to convert it to 3D. And because of that you’ll be able to own it on Blu-Ray 3D! That is, if you’ve ponied up for a 3D TV already. Also coming into stores is the Vince Vaughn/Kevin James comedy The Dilemma. I’m sure everyone involved with this one is hoping it does big numbers on home video, because its take at the box office was pretty lackluster, given its ridiculously high budget.
Some TV that might catch your fancy includes Boy Meets World: Season 5 and According to Jim: Season 3. Especially if you were vibing on Topanga back in the day.
| The Green Hornet|
I was pretty excited about this one when I first heard about it, mostly because I've been a fan of Michel Gondry since his early music video days. For some reason, my interest waned and I never ended up seeing it. I guess that's what DVDs are for.
| The Dilemma|
I know this one wasn't received all that well, but I'll probably end up checking it out, just because I've got a soft spot for Chicago since I grew up there. Considering all the talent involved with this one (Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Vince Vaughn, Kevin James) it's pretty crazy it did so poorly.
| Boy Meets World: Season 5|
Talk about a blast from the past. I remember watching episodes on ABC when I was growing up. William Daniels will always be Mr. Feeny to me.
| Mao's Last Dancer|
I was going to see this one when it came out, but something happened... which seems to be a recurring theme on this list. Anyway, this one's a biopic about a ballet dancer from China who was taken from home as a child to perfect his craft. He ends up falling in love with an American woman during a cultural exchange. It's also an Australian film... go figure.
| My Own Love Song|
For a film I didn't know about until today, this one has a pretty impressive group attached to it. Renée Zellweger and Forest Whitaker star in this flick about a wheelchair bound singer (Zellweger) and her best friend (Whitaker) bonding over a road trip. Oliver Dahan, of La Vie En Rose fame, wrote and directed. Then again, that poster... dear god that poster...
| Ben 10: Ultimate Alien "Power Struggle"|
The popular cartoon series gets a DVD movie. That's all I got.
| Being Human: Season 3|
I've caught some of the first season and, for the most part, I enjoyed what I saw. BBC shows are usually a pretty safe bet... usually.
|Ninjas vs. Vampires|
Obviously, this is where the Twilight movies are headed. Did I just spoil the sequels for you?
|Sex, Lies, and Death|
Because, I promised it to you at the start. I wonder what Steven Soderbergh thinks about this one? Is this what brought him out of retirement?
| Melrose Place: Season 6|
Heather Locklear at her finest. And Alyssa Milano.
|Pirates! Scourge of the Seven Seas|
At first, I thought this was the sequel to Pirates... the xxx version. I guess I'll have to make due with a discovery channel special about less busty pirates. Dammit.
Can't forget about Jim Belushi, even if you might want to. I'll never forget ABC's ballsy move in putting this up against Frasier. I think we all know who won that battle.