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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Wonder-ful!

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I walked into Alice in Wonderland prepared to be completely underwhelmed. Something about Burton + Lewis Carroll + Depp seemed too on the nose for my taste. And yet -- mostly due to the fantastic performance of Mia Wasikowska -- I enjoyed the film far more than I ever expected.

I had a similar feeling entering The Wolfman. In this case, however, my wariness was confirmed. Despite the usual amazing practical make-up by Rick Baker & Co and a steady performance by the reliable Benicio Del Toro, the film listlessly plodded along to an obvious conclusion.

If you loved Planet Earth (did anyone not love it?), then you will enjoy its partner Life just as much. Do yourself a favor, though, and don't buy the version narrated by Oprah Winfrey. Wild Things: Foursome almost certainly sucks incredible balls, but I still have a huge soft spot for the dirty original.

Alice in Wonderland
The Wolfman
Life
U2 - 360° - Live at the Rose Bowl
The Man with No Name Trilogy [Blu-ray]
Clint Eastwood Collection
Elvis 75th Birthday Collection (7pc)
The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 8: 1955-1959
Rescue Me: Complete Fifth Season
Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Vol. 7
Peanuts: 1970's Collection, Vol. 2
Triad Blues - Delta Blues Guitar Lessons
Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York
Wild Things: Foursome
Ninja Pussy Cat