Date Night. Steve Carell and Tina Fey are a fine tandem in this action comedy of mistaken identity. The two play a married couple stuck in the relationship rut of routine. One night they break the routine and the choices they make lead them on a wild adventure around New York City. It is a good movie not only for the comic misadventures, but in the way our lead couple are not some young couple just finding love, but a couple that have been together for a long time, love each other but have forgotten how to show it. Date Night is about them finding each other again as it is surviving the adventure.
Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire (DVD) and Daffy Duck: Frustrated Fowl (DVD). With the excellent Golden Collection series canceled, Warner Brothers is giving us a couple of single-disk releases featuring two of their top characters with cartoon collections filled with shorts that have not appeared on prior DVD releases. While I would love a return of the Golden Collections I will welcome these with open arms.
National Lampoon's Vacation (Blu-ray). The Griswolds take a vacation which becomes a comic misadventure. This was made back in the era when Chevy Chase was still funny, not to mention when National Lampoon branded films were actually worth watching. It has been years since I have seen this and I look forward to what a cleaned up transfer may look like.
National Lampoon's European Vacation (Blu-ray). Chevy Chase and the rest of the Griswold gang pack their bags and fly across the pond for another collection of misadventures while searching for that great family vacation. One of the highlights has to be the little dog on the Eiffel Tower. Yes, you know the scene I am talking about.
Death at a Funeral (2010). I have read that this was actually pretty good. I chose to pass on it when it was on the big screen, having seen the original Frank Oz film from just a few years ago. The story is set at the funeral of Chris Rock's father where relationship troubles blossom and dark secrets are revealed. It does look funny, if a bit familiar. The cast includes Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Loretta Divine, Peter Dinklage, and Danny Glover.