Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Wall-E or Thunder?

Support your source for local news!
The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

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

Support for LAist comes from

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

Most Read