This week brings out a few movies that died at the box office and some classic TV shows although I wonder if Land of the Lost qualifies as “classic”.
Pick of the Week
Falling Down (Deluxe Edition)
Michael Douglas and Joel Schumacher returned to make some new features for this re-release including a Commentary and a featurette. If you grab the Blu-ray it comes with a detailed color booklet. If you like an angry Michael Douglas score this and have a movie night double feature with The War of the Roses.
This movie may do better than normal given the weak competition. The movie has been criticized for being a little far-fetched but at least we know it will be well acted with Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Diane Lane (Unfaithful), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Lookout), and Thomas Jane (The Punisher).
This is being sold as the movie where Jessica Biel gets naked, and the movie has nothing else going for it. Although, I bet it still sells well.
New In Town
Renee Zellweger stars in the often told tale of a cold rich business person falling in love with small town life.
TV and Re-Issues
Jeeves & Wooster: The Complete Series
Long before House, Hugh Laurie was known for comedy back in the UK and this series highlighted his skills as a rich buffoon constantly saved by his wise valet Jeeves played by Stephen Fry. The series had four seasons which consisted of twenty-three episodes.
Land of the Lost: Complete Series (Limited Edition Gift Set)
You can now own the campy series that spawned the latest Will Ferrell film. The collection has all three seasons of forty-three total episodes.
David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Madame Butterfly play gets a fresh release with a few new features including a conversation with Cronenberg himself.
The Closer: The Complete Fourth Season
This show with Kyra Sedgwick has put TNT on the map, and is helping the network establish second tier shows like Saving Grace with Holly Hunter, Leverage with Timothy Hutton, and Dark Blue with Dylan McDermott. I don’t care for this procedural show, but I love the cable networks stepping up their game and shaming the big four.