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DVD Tuesday: Semi-funny

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Will? Please make Anchorman 2 while you still can! | Photo courtesy of New Line Cinemas

I'll say it right off--I am a big Will Ferrell fan. Mostly, that's because of the absolute devotion I accord to Anchorman, but I still try to catch all of his work. While Semi-Pro isn't Bewitched-bad, it's probably a few notches below Blades of Glory. Only one scene is truly laugh-out-loud funny--the card game. I was never a huge fan of Joy Division but Control makes me wish I paid more attention back in the day. The film is dazzling and unique. With the new season of Weeds only a week or so away, now would be a good time to catch up on Season 3. And what is this I'm hearing about Rescue Me--no new episodes till 2009? Blasphemy!

Semi-Pro (Two-Disc Unrated "Let's Get Sweaty" Edition)
Control (The Miriam Collection)
Flawless
Weeds - Season Three
Rescue Me - The Complete Fourth Season
Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition
The Machine Girl
The Best of Radiohead
Boarding Gate
The Eye

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This documentary will surprise you. See it. | Photo courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment

One of the great pleasures of movie-watching is seeing something that completely exceeds your expectations. That's how I felt about Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. Not only was the stand-up funny, but the behind-the-scenes footage was equal parts gags and humanity. How is it that The Onion can put out funny material on the web on an almost daily basis and yet completely lose its footing on a film version? The Onion Movie is already a few years old and is going straight-to-DVD. What happened? If the new version of Get Smart is as good as the old seriesthen we are in real trouble. Don Adams equal(ed) unfunny.

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland
Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies
The Onion Movie
Get Smart: The Complete Series
The Whoopee Boys
The Boston Red Sox Essential Games of Fenway Park
Mandingo
Diva - Meridian Collection (1981 - Remastered WS)
Shark Swarm
Endless Orgy for the Goddess of Perversion