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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Wall-E or Thunder?

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Johnny 5 experiences late-career resurgence! | Photo courtesy of Pixar

Pixarcontinues its phenomenal string of delivering fantastic films with Wall-E. It may be their best yet. Ben Stiller recovers some of his lost comedic magic with Tropic Thunder (though it's really Downey who owns the movie.) Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 would have benefited from more Blake Lively and changing the setting to a Swiss nudist colony. Werner Herzog may not be the best director around, but he's on the short list of most interesting. How can anyone not already own all of these Monty Python masterpieces?

Tropic Thunder (Unrated Director's Cut)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Monty Python Holy Trinity (Holy Grail / Life of Brian / Meaning of Life)
Encounters at the End of the World
Garden Party
Mister Lonely
Dog Tags

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Those were the days of our lives. | Photo courtesy of the BBC

Flying Circus is a little more hit-and-miss than Monty Python's more carefully refined films, but it's still bloated with big laughs. Foo Fighters deliver in concert much like The Who did thirty years ago. Who is Jeff Dunham and what is so God damn special about his Christmas? Cannibal is more of a curio than a good film, but it does offer an early look into the intrinsic zaninessof Trey and Matt. Go ahead and put this Columbia Pictures box set on the shortlist of great Christmas gifts. Do you ever hear this at night?

The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus - Collectors Edition Megaset
Very Special Christmas Special
The Who At Kilburn: 1977
Foo Fighters - Live at Wembley Stadium
Cannibal! The Musical: 13th Anniversary Edition
Derek Jarman Collection
Columbia Best Pictures Collection
The Zombie Diaries
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror