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DVD Tuesday: Let This One In!

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Let the Right One In was a fiendishly good reimainging of the vampire story. Naturallly, it is now being re-made into what will surely be an inferior, American film. I thought Mickey Rourke gave the performance of the year in The Wrestler, but Sean Penn was almost as impressive with his rendering of the late Harvey Milk. Speaking of fine actors, Anne Hathaway stirs my drink. While I liked Synedoche, New York, I was let down by it because of my absurdly high expectations for Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut. Role Models was better than it had any right to be. I'm still amazed that Seann William Scott is the sole survivor of the American Pie crowd.

Let The Right One In
Rachel Getting Married
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Synecdoche New York
Role Models
Transporter 3
South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season
Cadillac Records

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I know kids like Pinocchio and all, but I find the story to be downright evil and scary. I mean really: crazed, lonely old man builds artificial boy to satisfy some primal need for companionship? Isn't Geppetto really just a latent homosexual pedophile? Avoid! Avoid! Family Ties may not be as funny as I remember, but -- along with Newhart and Cheers -- it's probably the best of the high-profile 80s comedies that once ruled TV. Conversely, The Cosby Show is virtually unwatchable. Why did they have to ruin one of the touchstones of my youth? Raise your hand if you're one of the approximately 350 people who saw Battle in Seattle in a theater?

Pinocchio (2-Disc 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition)
Family Ties: The Fifth Season
Escape to Witch Mountain Special Edition
Battle in Seattle
Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997
Cracker: The Complete Collection
Marie and Bruce
Morrissey: From Where He Came to Where He Went
Girls Gone Wild: Horny Schoolgirls - Private Tapes