On the Shelves: DVD releases for Feb 22, 2011

Here are a few of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week.

BCS National Championship
2011 BCS National Championship – Oregon vs Auburn – I’m an Auburn alum (1997) so of course I have to mention that you can buy the DVD of my Tigers winning the national title.  Buy two copies.  Mail your extra to the misguided jackhole that poisoned the 160+ year old oak trees in Toomer’s Corner in the heart of Auburn’s campus.  Please bury his ass in Auburn National Championship DVDs.

Megamind – Two of the animated movies I did not get to see last year that I really wanted to were Despicable Me and this. I really need to see it. It looks awesome.  Such great voice talent.

Due Date
Due Date – My question is, do I need to see this? I love Robert Downey Jr and I like Zach Galifinakis, but this movie elicits a big “MEH” from me. It looks like it was done better in Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  And Zach pretty much plays the same character in every movie.  I’m willing to give it a try, though.

Weeds season 6
Weeds Season 6 – I watched the first four seasons of this on DVD and Blu-Ray. I loved the first three. Season 4 loses me. The whole Mexican president subplot, and Silas sleeping with Julie Bowen. Ugh. And Mary Louise-Parker’s character is annoying. I love her brother Andy and Kevin Nealon, though. But it just seemed to get a little too outrageous during Season 4. Like they were trying too hard to make it ridiculous.  I have Season 5 in my Netflix Instant Queue, but I have yet to watch it.

Alien vs Ninja
Alien vs Ninja – The title and concept of this movie is awesome.  The actual movie I guarantee you will not be awesome.

Millenium trilogy
The Stieg Larsson movie trilogy – AKA, The Misogynist Trilogy, or The Men Who Hate Women Trilogy. If you enjoy horrific violence against women…here you go.  These were originally broadcast on Swedish television and recut to be released in theaters.  This box set contains the movie versions.  There are plans for American versions of these movies with Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara (Social Network and the new Nightmare on Elm Street), Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer and Joely Richardson.  I’m wildly ambivalent.

Memento (10th Anniversary Edition) – Wow, 10th anniversary. I remember seeing this in the dollar theater late in 2001 because I’d read good stuff online about it. And I loved it. Such a great movie.  Guy Pearce and Joey Pants.  What happened to Guy Pearce?  I can only think of one good movie he’s made since; Count of Monte Cristo.  Oh wait, he was in LA Confidential, too.  Huh.  Anyway, that Christopher Nolan, he’s gonna be somebody. Mark my words.

Survivor 20
Survivor 20: Heroes vs Villains – We can’t make more than three seasons of Arrested Development or ONE season of The Good Guys or Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Why are there what feels like infinity seasons of Survivor? The show is terrible.  Also, why are The Bachelor and The Bachelorette still on TV?  They’ve had like 15 seasons collectively and only ONE of the matched couples is still together.  If that.  This nonsense has got to stop.

48 Hours
48 Hours – Do you want to remember how f**king talented Eddie Murphy was? Watch 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop and Trading Places. The guy KILLS. You get a glimpse of his talent in Dream Girls, so you know he can still do it. However he continues to make crap like Meet Dave, The Klumps and Daddy Day Care. 48 Hours still holds up. The only weak spot? Nick Nolte. I do not like him. But I enjoy this movie regardless because of Murphy’s charisma.

Black Lightning
Black Lightning – This is such an interesting looking movie by the guy that directed the really entertaining action flick Wanted.  I watched the trailer online a few years ago and have been awaiting its release since.  Tell me this trailer doesn’t look cool and strange and fun.

Written by Paxton Holley

A funny, ridiculously awesome guy who sometimes likes to wear pants, Paxton can regularly be found at his pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome or co-hosting the Nerd Lunch and Cult Film Club podcasts.

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  • “Megamind”-Hilarious. Pleasantly surprised that Justin Theroux contributed to the film…although with the Obama “Hope” poster parody in this film (“No You Can’t”) and “Iron Man 2” (Which he wrote the screenplay for), I’m starting to wonder if he’s obsessed with that “Hope” poster somewhat…

    As for “Due Date”, you gotta love a website that’s called itsrainingtwoandahalfmen.com. XD

  • Kathy

    Funny, Despicable Me and Megamind were the two animated films that I wasn’t too interested in seeing this year, but I did and really liked.