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DVD Tuesday: Will Smith Sucks

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if Will Smith fell down in the forest, would anyone care? | Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

Hancock wasn't a terrible movie, but--like everything in which Will Smith meddles--it was mediocre and toothless. It would have been a better movie if superhero Jason Bateman had played the, uh, superhero. I don't get 24. Never have. Never will. I mean, don't people realize that it's Kiefer Sutherland up there on the screen. Anyone really scared of facing down Kiefer in a bar fight? Does anyone still think Jon Stewart is funnier than Stephen Colbert? David Lynch's films don't always work for me, but I love that he exists.

24: Redemption
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
Space Chimps
Fred Claus
George Carlin: It's Bad For Ya
Daryl Hall & John Oates- Live at the Troubadour
Meet Dave
David Lynch The Lime Green Set
Beautiful Ohio

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Owen Wilson looks older ten years ago than he does today. Huh? | Photo courtesy of Criterion

It's nowhere near Rushmore or the supreme achievement of The Royal Tennenbaums, but Bottle Rocket is a great first feature from Wes Anderson. The fact that it's a Criterion release = automatic purchase, of course. Same goes for Spy and Express, too (buy them for me, family!) With shame, I must admit that I didn't really get Freaks & Geeks when it was on TV. I am completely sold on James Franco now, though. Wait till Milk, people! You'll be sold on him, too! And the story will fill you with a tragic sense of regret.

Bottle Rocket - Criterion Collection
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Criterion Collection
Chungking Express - Criterion Collection
Still Life
The Atomic Cafe
Freaks & Geeks: Yearbook Edition
The Story of the Yardbirds
Red Skelton - The Ultimate Collection
Pink Panther Ultimate Collection
Raging Hormones