A documentary about global warming comes out the same week as a cartoon about melting ice caps? Yes, it probably is a coincidence.
An Inconvenient Truth
He may have lost the 2000 election (sort of) but Al Gore scores big with this Best. PowerPoint. Ever. on global warming, which currently stands as the third highest grossing doc of all time. All the charm and charisma that was lacking in the 2000 campaign is on full display here, along with some heartfelt (if occasionally overwrought) vignettes about his personal life and the motivations behind this particular crusade.
In a case of putting your packaging where your ideals are, the DVD comes encased in 100% recycled materials.
Critics were not nearly as impressed with Woody Allen's latest as they were with his previous effort, Match Point. However, that had little to do with Scarlett Johansson (in her second consecutive Woody flick) or the now ubiquitous Hugh Jackman, and more to do with them being tired of Allen's same old, same old schtick.
It's Woody Allen, so, not so much with the extras.
Ice Age: The Meltdown
The year's first flick to break the $100 million barrier was, shockingly enough, the sequel to a successful CGI-animated kid's flick (I know, I thought it would be Doogal, too). Queen Latifah joins the cast as a love interest for Ray Romano's mastodon and if you figure that's what was missing from the first film, enjoy
There are no less than 426 extras on this disc, including the promising-sounding series of shorts, "Lost Historical Films on the Ice Age Period."
You, Me and Dupree
Has Owen Wilson jumped the shark, or was this going to be a bad idea no matter who you cast? My money's on the latter. Particularly disappointing is the fact that the guys who directed this directed a bunch of Arrested Developments so you know they know funny. Extras include their commentary.
Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Seereez
That Borat guy that maybe you've heard of got his start here with two other Sacha Baron Cohen creations, Bruno and the eponymous Ali G. All 12 eps are here along with a host of extras including Ali G giving the 2004 Class Day commencement speech at Harvard (the far more hilarious Kofi Annan gave the actual Commencement Day speech) and a previously unaired sequence with Noam Chomsky.
In this week's long list, Barbara Walters shows you how to get to Heaven. Man, I hope she means that literally.
10 Days Mega Bundle
101 Submissions "Chapter 3"