I haven't done one of these in awhile, mainly because nothing good has been released in the last few weeks. However, there are a few gems this week.
Childrens Hospital -- This is in the running for best comedy on TV. Now you can own the first two seasons of this brilliant hospital drama parody. At first, I hated all live action shows on Cartoon Network simply on principle. But after watching some of them, I hated them because they were terrible. Seriously, how can anyone enjoy Tim and Eric? I guess that is why they made drugs.
This show is great however, and it took me a few episodes to really appreciate it. Rob Corddry is hilarious, but badly miscast in the past. And Malin Akerman may be the most beautiful girl in Hollywood today. Also, this show has the Fonz. Buy this.
Gnomeo and Juliet -- Don't buy this. I'm only bringing up cookie cutter CGI movie #30724 because my local drive-in theater loves it so much. For those of you who don't know, since drive-ins are near extinct nowadays, they all show double features. This opened up with Thor and now it is with Pirates, even though it is already out on video. On the other screen, they are showing Kung-Fu Panda teamed up with Fast Five. They are doing it wrong!
I Am Number Four -- Apparently this "Twilight for aliens" movie isn't terrible. But I'm not about to watch it. Also, Sharlto Copley from District 9 was in this as an alien, but quit after the director refused to give the aliens Spock ears, or something really stupid like that.
Solaris: The Criterion Collection -- The original version. This is just like 2001, except longer, slower, and Russian-er. Sounds thrilling.
The Great Dictator: The Criterion Collection -- Another classic. This was Charlie Chaplin's first non-silent film. It was also the first film to make fun of Hitler, all the way back in 1940.
The Big Bang -- Antonio Banderas, Sam Elliott, Snoop Dogg, and Mr. Dawson's Creek. How this skipped theaters is a complete mystery to me.
Operation Condor -- aka Armor of God 2, not to be confused with Operation Condor 2 aka Armor of God 1. Confusion aside, this re-release is Jackie Chan's Best Movie. Also out today are Chan's Twin Dragons and the other Condor film.
Transformers - The Complete Series -- I'm not a big fan of the robots in disguise, but 98 episodes on 15 dvds for $60 seems like a great deal.
The Royal Wedding -- I am so happy we killed Osama bin Laden when we did. Not to end his "reign of terror", but to end the media's coverage of terror of the Prince somebody and Kate whatsherface.