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February 23, 2010

DVD Release for Tuesday February 23, 2010

This week is a pretty slow release week. Not much really going on. These are the weeks that I usually work on picking up some classics or a box set that I can find for a good price. But this is whats coming out.

The Jersey Shore - Season 1 Uncensored

I became a bigger fan of this show as it continued through its run. At first glance, I thought the guys were going to be huge toolbags and make me sick. But in reality, they were hugely understated and funny. The girls are vomit inducing with their attitudes, but all in all the show was engrossing and kept me interested. The talks are that the show will be moving to The Hamptons or South Beach for Season 2, trying to play on the old fish out of water clesche... but in reality MTV might ruin a great show because this crew won't be just right anywhere but New Jersey. Looking foward to seeing the show uncensored, hoping that this will make me like the show even more. GTL, The Situation, Jumping on Grenades, Snooki get laid out... can't wait to do it all again!

The Box - (Frank Langella, Cameron Diaz, James Marsden Directed by Richard Kelly)

This is a pretty good idea for a movie that was adapted from a short story, but this story has already been made into a Twilight Zone episode. As with most short stories, the problem that Kelly runs into is that the source material is too brief. What would you do if a stranger showed up to your house with a mysterious box, told you that if you pressed the button that someone somewhere would die, and then you would get 1 million dollars, free and clear. Good question, tough decision... this is what faces Marsden and Diaiz. Set against the backdrop of the 1970's space program and the constant ethical questions that dog us everyday, the film is pretty good. It's not better the Donnie Darko, which is Kelly's best work. Frank Langella steals the movie as Arlington Steward, the man with The Box and without a portion of his face. He is creepy and makes the decision process harder to make. Would you take the money... ???

Other Notable Releases: Ichi the Killer (Blue Ray), Cirque de Freak: The Vampires Assistant, FlashFoward Season 1 part 1, The Informant, Nurse Jackie season 1

Now get out there and buy some movies!!!!!

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