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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Gonna Get in the Hot Tub! (again)

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A significant portion of the American movie-going audience probably avoided Hot Tub Time Machine because of its banal title. They missed a movie that was funnier than it had any right to be, particularly in the manic performance of Rob Corddry. Any fan of The Doors should automatically buy When You're Strange. It features a wealth of material previously unseen (though the narration by Johnny Depp leaves something to be desired -- namely, passion). If you missed White Ribbon during its brief theatrical run last winter, correct that mistake today. Michael Haneke is as good as it gets, folks! Think it's a coincidence that the film The Eclipse was released on DVD on the eve of Twilight: Eclipse hitting theaters? I say, nay!

Hot Tub Time Machine
When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Rush - Beyond the Lighted Stage
The Crazies
The White Ribbon
Creation
Everlasting Moments (Criterion Collection)
Night Train to Munich (Criterion Collection)
Warlords
Stolen
The Eclipse
Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon
Teenage Hitchhikers
Tokyo Train Girls 3: Sensuous Nurse