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DVD Tuesday: Not Really Happening

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One of the many exciting action sequences from 'The Happening' | Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

M. Night Shyamalan continues his increasingly rapid descent towards irrelevance with the silly, overblown The Happening. Note to director: long shots of people staring off-screen isn't intrinsically gripping. Despite being sort of absurd, The Visitor was an excellent and long overdue starring role for the always perfect Richard Jenkins. With respect to the earlier comments about M. Night, please include Adam Sandler as well. If you've never seen the brilliant, seminal Touch of Evil, today is an ideal buying opportunity.

The Happening
The Visitor
You Don't Mess With the Zohan (Unrated Single-Disc Edition)
Sleeping Beauty (Two-Disc Platinum Edition)
The Simpsons - The Complete Eleventh Season
Slacker Uprising
Psycho (Special Edition) (Universal Legacy Series)
Le Doulos - Criterion Collection
Touch Of Evil (50th Anniversary Edition)
The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Project Greenlight winner scores again! | Photo courtesy of Dimension Films

To anyone who watched the John Gulager season of Project Greenlight, you have to have sympathy for the poor mensch. His original Feast was manhandled by the Weinsteinboys. Glad to see Feast 2 getting a more timely release. As far as I'm concerned, Eric Cartman is the overriding reason to watch South Park. As a child I was haunted by the mostly phony images from Faces of Death (except for the bloody orgy which was sort of cool). Revisiting it now may prove less thrilling. Are girls still going wild? Where? When?

Feast II: Sloppy Seconds
South Park: The Cult of Cartman - Revelations
Paranoid Park
Boy A
The Original Faces of Death: 30th Anniversary Edition
WWII: A Filmed History
The Michael Palin Collection
Bellydance Superstars: Every Shimmy in the Book With Bozenka
Harakiri- Boobs and Blood Box Set
Girls Gone Wild: Girls Who Crave Girls