Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Supposed to be a very good little movie, about a girl and a spelling bee.
Arrested Development: Season Three (2-disc set)
Over and out. Now can we stop talking about this show?
Brother Bear 2
BROTHER BEAR is the closest I’ve ever come to walking out on a movie. The fact that they’re making a direct to video sequel to the movie shows you how low Disney has sunk.
People are always surprised when I tell them this, but I didn’t like DARKWING DUCK. It never clicked for me, and the animation looked cheap.
That said, TALESPIN is a classic — a sweet, adventurous, and comedic series with nice animation. Both sets are three discs, including their pilot episodes.
Romancing the Stone: Special Edition (1984) The Jewel of the Nile: Special Edition (1985) Pretty in Pink: Everything’s Duckie Edition (1986)
And that’s it for this week’s Let’s Re-Release Everything In Our Eighties Catalog.
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Albert Brooks is sent by the U.S. government to Asia to discover what makes followers of Islam laugh. Hilarity ensues.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Limited Edition (2-disc set) (2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Limited Edition (2-disc set) (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Limited Edition (2-disc set) (2003)
If you needed a cheap way to pick up all three movies, here you go. Otherwise, just skip them. They have nice box art, but they’re duplicates, otherwise.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. 10
This one includes:
- 212- GODZILLA VS. MEGALON
- 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS (plus short: WHAT TO DO ON A DATE)
- 514- TEEN-AGE STRANGLER (plus short: IS THIS LOVE?)
- 810- THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION
(Thanks to MST3Kinfo.com for the breakdown.)
The Sentinel (widescreen) (2006)
Kiefer Sutherland is NOT playing Jack Bauer in this movie, no matter how indistinguishable the movie trailer was from a ’24′ commercial.
The Tick: Season One (2-disc set)
All together now: “SPOON!”
The Zodiac (2005)
This is not the David Fincher movie, which has yet to be released. I don’t think there’s even a movie trailer for it yet. It’s currently scheduled for 2007. All we know about the movie is that Fincher has used Final Cut Studio for editing.
Next week: Many Mel Brooks movies, including (at long last) ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS. Another edition of BLADE RUNNER. And the second season of LOST.