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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Think About Food

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Back in June I wrote, "Movies open every week in Los Angeles, and LAist always tries to let you know about as many of them as possible. Some films, though -- at least I think so -- deserve a special mention because a) they don't have a huge marketing budget supporting them; b) they are the kinds of provocative films that more people should see and c) they are the kinds of films that the worst toadies in corporate America don't want you to see." The film I was referring to was Food, Inc., and it is available today on DVD. It changed the way I eat. It may just do the same for you. On to lighter fare: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra was a horrible, horrible film, but at least it wasn't as bad as Transformers 2. That's got to count for something, right? Proof that studios can still make big-budget films that are actually good: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

Food, Inc.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition)
I Love You, Beth Cooper
The Genius of Charles Darwin
Aliens in the Attic
Wings of Desire (The Criterion Collection)
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush
Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart

How many entertainers have enjoyed a career as diverse as that of Eddie Izzard? I'm still not sure exactly how to label him. Comedian? Actor? Spalding Gray but British and a cross-dresser? I would have lived a happier life if I had never heard the phrase "clone wars." The TV show was better than the awful prequels, but that ain't saying much, folks. For me, Chiklis never received enough recognition for his work on The Shield. The quality of the show varied from year to year, but he was always rock-solid. Incidentally, that was a show that would have benefited from the freedom of being broadcast on pay cable. Bring it back, HBO! It's a million times better than crap like True Blood!

Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One
Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley
Edge of Darkness: The Complete BBC Series
The Shield: Complete Series
Fraggle Rock: Complete Series Collection
Mission: Impossible - Complete Series
Afro Samurai: Complete Murder Sessions (Director's Cut)
Mickey's Magical Christmas
Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro - The Complete First Season
Bob's Girlfriends Forever: Nylon Couples

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