DVD New Releases – 6/2/2009 (and 5/26/2009)
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;)

I feel bad this list is late…again, and missing a week…but I took the slow train to L.A., taking over a week to get there and back, returning Tuesday, and I have been playing catch-up…again.

* “Children of Men”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/ – Alfonso Cuarón already had a place in my heart for making Harry Potter dark and scarry (with Prisoner of Azkaban), but I didn’t think he could craft something as originally masterful as this. A great story with wonderful actors, and a film that will be shown to film students who want to learn how to pull off incredibly ambitious ideas.
* “Falling Down”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106856/ – Another dark movie that really spoke to me. Joel Schumacher’s direction of a man whose bad day gets worse also feeds my revenge story needs.
* “Field of Dreams”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/ – So many Costner movies have become cliched, but almost any movie with James Earl Jones is timeless.
* “Inside Man”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454848/ – Spike Lee’s most accessible movie is one of his best movies. The perfect crime executed by a near perfect cast, by a landmark director.
* “Fletch”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089155/ – Chevy Chase at the top of his game. A classic 80’s comedy that doesn’t seem to get old.
* “Weeds – Season 4”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439100/episodes#season-4 – I haven’t watched this season, yet, but I loved 1 through 3 (and Mary Louise Parker is hawt!) I need to catch up so I can start watching the new season that just started.
* “Spring Breakdown”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814331/ – Is it possible that this many funny people could make a really bad movie? Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Rachel Dratch, Parker Posey _and_ Amber Tamblyn? If I have never heard of it until this straight-to-disc release, then I probably shouldn’t buy it…but I will.
* “The Graduate”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061722/ – Do I really need to talk about one of the best and most influential movies of all time? It’s called a classic for a reason, and I can’t wait to see the Hi Def transfer.
* “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1227926/ – If you didn’t get a copy when Amazon was the exclusive distributor…do I even know you? Well, now you can save up to $1.50 by buying it at other stores. You really need to get the DVD because the commentary track is (maybe) better than the original, and you can’t get that online.

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