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DVD Tuesday: Yes, I liked The House Bunny

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She likes to laugh. | Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

You know how some movies are better because of the audience in the theater with you? I think that's why I enjoyed The House Bunny so much. I sat next to the prettiest girl that ever was that night and God damn if Anna Faris wasn't cracking me up. After the monumental No Country for Old Men, it's understandable that the Coen Brothers would go for something light and that's exactly what Burn After Reading is--frothy and funny. Mamma Mia! isn't really my speed, but I love that Meryl Streep is still willing to completely throw herself into something so silly (and how great is she in the recently re-watched, fantastic Adaptation?)

The House Bunny
Burn After Reading
Mamma Mia!
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Death Race
The Women
Traitor
Generation Kill
Hamlet 2
Rape of Europa Collector's Edition

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More DVDs after the jump!

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We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. | Photo courtesy of anaxila via flickr

A simple test of friend-worthiness goes like this--drop a quote from Oscar Wilde into conversation and see if they laugh (or at least smile). If they do, the test has been passed; the friendship can continue. If they cry, marry them. Liev Schreiber can be a bit earnest for my taste (though he is funny). Operation Filmmaker, though, sounds like the type of film that can't help but be interesting. You know how Europeans tend to condescend to our simple-minded American culture. Yeah, well they think Mr. Bean is hilarious. You know who is hilarious--Louis C.K.

Famous Authors: Oscar Wilde
Operation Filmmaker
Mr. Bean: The Ultimate Collection
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
Will Eisner: Profession - Cartoonist
Australian Pie: Naked Love
Crashing
Darklight
The Real Fat Slags
Girls Gone Wild: Horny Schoolgirls - All Girl Sleep Over - Platinum Edition