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DVD Tuesday: Terminate This Franchise!

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Okay, maybe "terminate" is a little harsh -- the last movie wasn't that bad -- but wouldn't an infusion of fresh concepts and mythologies juice up that half-tired feeling one gets from most of Hollywood's blockbusters these days? And couldn't they have stuck with the original ending for Salvation? Not only was it a great mind-fuck, but it would have struck the final nail in this franchise's coffin. Hence...REPLACED! The first Night at the Museum sucked balls of course, so I expected the sequel to suck a relatively equal nut apportionment.

Well folks, I'm almost happy to say...I was totally right! It was much worse actually. You know a movie is not working for you when you actively begin rooting for the lead characters to die. I fell in half-love with Charlyne Yi when I first saw Paper Heart (my own divine femme has a healthy dose of suspicion about true love.) The movie, however, is a delightful, often hysterical affirmation that true love does exist and all you need to find it is a little belief in those things that can't be proven. You know, faith. Sort of like wishing on a morning star.

Terminator Salvation
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Paper Heart
A Christmas Tale (The Criterion Collection)
Into the Storm
The Jazz Singer: 30th Anniversary Edition
The Biggest Loser: The Workout - 30-Day Jump Start
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVI [Limited Edition]
Silent Night, Deadly Night III, IV, & V [Box Set]
Pale Force
Bruce Weber Collection - 5-DVD Box Set
The Girl in the Park
Clownfest: Five Days in the Alley
Too Much for TV Presents: My Secret Tattoo
Apocalypse of the Flesh Eaters