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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday, uh, Wednesday!

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It was good to see Sam Raimi dipping his toes into the horror pool again with Drag Me to Hell. Even better to see the great Alison Lohman headlining a film. She's had me since White Oleander and secured my eternal loyalty by stealing Matchstick Men. I'm glad that Sandra Bullock's career hasn't gone south like, say, Meg Ryan's, but I still ain't gonna watch The Proposal. One of the summer's biggest flops was Land of the Lost, and yet I still laughed quite a bit when I saw it. Such is the allure of Will Ferrell: he either works for you and you don't care or you don't care. If you haven't acquainted yourself with the films of Atom Egoyan, start acquainting! Adoration isn't up to the level of Where the Truth Lies or Exotica, but it's worth your time.

FILM

Drag Me to Hell
The Proposal
Land of the Lost
Adoration
The Haunted Airman
Stop Making Sense [Blu-ray]
Every Little Step
Hardware
Wuthering Heights
The Stepfather

Television and Exploitation after the jump!

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Had it not been for the oppressive shadow of The Simpsons, Futurama may have turned into a much bigger hit. Good to see it getting another chance on the air. I don't care how over they are -- I will always laugh at the Jackass boys. If you loved Deadwood -- and you better! -- get a look at the brilliant Ian McShane's earlier, lauded turn in Lovejoy. Damn, the Brits make good TV, huh? Americans, on the other hand, kept Married With Children on the air for well past a decade. Ed O'Neill is a funny guy -- Modern Family is the best new show of the season -- but even he couldn't enliven that dreary old mess.

TELEVISION

Futurama: The Complete Collection
Jackass: The Lost Tapes
Lovejoy: The Complete Collection
Legend of the Seeker: The Complete First Season
Inspector Lewis: Series 2
Land of the Lost: Season 1
Married...With Children: The Complete Eleventh Season
Girlfriends: The Complete Seventh Season
The Hunger: The Complete Second Season
Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection, Vol. 7

EXPLOITATION

Skin in the Seventies
Los Anos Desnudos
The Love Statue LSD Experience
Saturn Drive-In: Velvet Trap & Hot Summer on the Campus
Sadistic Holocaust