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DVD Tuesday: I am Iron Man

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Wouldn't the fire heat up the suit to about 1200 degrees? | Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

For the 86 people who didn't see Iron Man when it was in theaters, today is your chance to see it on DVD. Trust me--the movie will be just as good on your 26-inch TV as it was on the silver screen. Forgetting Sarah Marshall gets better on the second viewing, though I'm still not sure what the big deal is with Russell Brand. Bigger, Stronger, Faster* was one of the better docs last year and is easily worth a rental. I wonder if the phonyopening ceremonies from the Beijing Olympics are even phonier now that they are on DVD. As a huge fan of Beauty of the Beast, I once lived underground for 3 years harrassing innocent women from below.

Iron Man (Two-Disc Special Collectors' Edition)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Three-Disc Unrated Collector's Edition)
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
Chaos in Motion
2008 Olympics: Beijing 2008 Complete Opening Ceremony
When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions (4-Disc Set)
Beauty and the Beast - The Complete Series
Live at Red Rocks - U2 [Remastered]
CSNY / Deja Vu
An Autumn Afternoon - Criterion Collection

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Another hilarious movie about the Iraq War. | Photo courtesy of Revolver Entertainment

As with most Iraq War-themed movies, Taxi to the Dark Side failed to generate a great deal of public attention. In fact, I'd wager that more than half of the readers of this article didn't realize that it won the Oscar last year. See it. Is Lewis Black still funny? Umm...no. If you have the scratch, pop for the 8 DVD Jazz Icons set. You'll never need to buy another 8 DVD Jazz Icons set again. Yes, I realize that she basically sucks, but I still like listening to Jewel. Yes, it's probably the giant cans that make me like her. Kudos to usual d-bag Jared Leto for actually gaining real weight for Chapter 27 instead of just wearing bad make-up.

Taxi To the Dark Side
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Jazz Icons: Series 3 Box Set (8 DVDs)
Lou Reed Berlin
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook
Possession
Chapter 27
Kenny
Live at Montreux 1991-1992 - Tori Amos
Schoolgirl Report, Vol. 4: What Drives Parents To Despair