Wooo! It seems like another rather slow week at stores for this time of year, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t some great pick-ups to be had. Some new seasons of Laverne & Shirley or Friday Night Lights are bound to keep you laughing or crying. The Wonder Pets look to answer the phone and save the day. And if you’re looking for a scare, then there is always Tim And Eric’s Awesome Show, err…I mean, The Orphanage or the smash hit Cloverfield. Some good stuff out there folks so grab your Picture Pages‘ pen and squiggle out those lists.
April 22, 2008
Call Of The Wild
Jack London’s classic adventure story has been interpreted for the screen a number of times, but this version does one of the best jobs of capturing all the excitement and the drama of London’s timeless coming-of-age tale.
DVD Features: Audio commentary
Charlie Wilson’s War
Texas congressman Charlie Wilson had put forth some strong efforts to help out Afghanistan and unite powers to defeat the Soviets. It’s kind of hard to do so though when surrounded by cocaine and strippers, yet he still tried and this is his story.
DVD Features: Making of, “Who Is Charlie Wilson?” featurette
Check out Scott Sawitz’s review here.
Rob is all set to head off for Japan and the brand new promotion he has received, but not before his friends get all together to throw him a going-away party. Little do they know that a horrible monster is about to attack the city of New York and now their night of fun consists of making it out alive.
DVD Features: Audio commentary, making of, interactive features, “I Saw It! It’s Alive! It’s Huge!” featurette, “Clover Fun” featurette, and more
Friday Night Lights: The Second Season
The people of Dillon, Texas take their high school football very seriously and I do mean everyone. As the parents provide enough pressure for the kids to win, the players and cheerleaders must learn to deal with that as well as the normal troubles of being a teenager.
DVD Features: All 15 episodes from the second season
It seems easy enough when 11-year-old Eric is sent to pick up a prescription for his grandma. But when a basketball game comes calling, and the obstacles keep coming, Eric finds himself running out of time and night beginning to fall. As Eric tries to accomplish his simple task, the young boy finds himself having to make some difficult decisions.
DVD Features: Behind the scenes, rehearsal
Laverne & Shirley – The Fourth Season
Your favorite odd couple from the Milwaukee bottling company is back for all kinds of shenanigans and good times with their favorite pals Carmine, Lenny, Squiggy, and anyone who may pop over from Arnold’s.
DVD Features: All 24 episodes from the fourth season
A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, where she opens an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend in this exciting and horrifying thriller.
DVD Features: Still gallery, make-up effects, “Tomas’ Secret Room” featurette, “When Laura Grew Up” featurette
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! – Season 1
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of Tom Goes To The Mayor, are the hosts for this bizarre comedy show that finds its muse by scouring the debris of televised culture. Late-night commercials, instructional videos, and peppy infomercials are but a few of the targets for the 11-minute series’ skewed sensibility.
DVD Features: All episodes from the first season
TNA Against All Odds 2008
The superstars of TNA were all prepared to put everything on the line and face all comers no matter how the odds were stacked against them. Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Christian Cage, Tomko, Booker T, “The Monster” Abyss, and many more do battle for ultimate supremacy.
DVD Features: Photo gallery, Impact match, “The Angle Wedding”
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
Their television show is based on a group of trailer park dwellers who live just outside of Nova Scotia. This feature-length version of their exploits finds the crew spending time in jail after a botched robbery, then planning one last crime spree so they can retire happily.
DVD Features: Behind the scenes, deleted scenes, interviews
Wetlands Preserved: The Story Of An Activist Nightclub
Artists from Dave Matthews to Mike Doughty champion the legacy of gone-but-not-forgotten nightclub Wetlands Preserved in this documentary. For 12 years, the Tribeca Club supported ecological and social causes with the take from its diverse concert performers including Phish, Ben Harper, Ani DiFranco, and Sublime.
DVD Features: Outtakes, photo gallery
Wonder Pets: Save The Beetles!
Linny, Tuck, and Ming Ming have done a wonderful job of helping animals and saving the day, but they may now face their toughest test of all. The Wonder Pets travel to Liverpool in order to help save “The Beetles” who are stranded in…a yellow submarine.