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DVD: thirtysomething: The Complete First Season

While John Hughes was defining the 1980’s for teenagers in the movies, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz were doing the same thing for yuppie boomers on television with “thirtysomething,” which is finally receiving the deluxe boxed-set treatment. A lovingly packaged six-disc collection boasts all 21 original episodes from the first season as well as a 40-page book and hours of extras. [...]

DVD: Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Second Season

“Flight of the Conchords” follows the goofy tale of two real guys who are shepherds in New Zealand, who decide they want to take their music on the road, so they head out to the Big Apple. The quirky TV series from the land of the Kiwis features the real-life singers playing fictional versions of themselves (and hopefully exaggerated), but it does translate to American audiences. [...]

DVD: The Alzheimer’s Project

Ugh! I can’t think of anything more painful than watching nine hours of a documentary about Alzheimer’s disease, but believe it or not, the new DVD called “The Alzheimer’s Project” an amazing, informative, and entertaining must-see documentary. The tag line says “it will change the way America things about Alzheimer’s” and that is true, just by what I said in the first sentence. [...]

DVD: Indecent Proposal

Boy, they don’t make date movies like this anymore. Back in 1987, couples went to go see Michael Douglas have a quickie affair with Glenn Close and watch her turn into a stalker that boiled a pet bunny (and more). Then, a few years later, in 1993, if you were still together, you could go catch a movie by the same director where Demi Moore and her hubby played by Woody Harrelson are offered a million dollars to sleep with her (by Robert Redford no less). [...]

DVD: Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives

Tommy Jarvis is still being haunted by the hockey mask killer Jason Vorhees in “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives,” yet another installment in the long-running movie horror franchise. This time, the older Tommy is played by Thom Mathews, not cute Corey Feldman as he was two movies ago. The second Tommy, John Shepherd (who was in “Part V”), became a Fundamentalist Christian in the interim and decided not to reprise his role in the violent series. [...]

DVD: Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning

Corey Feldman was supposed to reprise his role as Tommy Jarvis in “Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning,” the fifth installment in the Jason horror franchise, but he had a conflict with a little movie called “The Goonies” that took him away from doing it. Yes, he is in a cameo that bridges the “Part VI” story to this one, but for the most part, he is only there in his character. [...]

DVD: Friday the 13th, Part IV: The Final Chapter

They should have known better than to ever put a “Final” anything to a franchise like Jason and the Camp Crystal Lake murders. Come on! Anyway, this “middle chapter” of the horror franchise has some really worthwhile campy moments. It, and Parts V and VI that follow are not the best of the “Friday the 13th” franchise, but they continue the stories of Jason the murderer and they try to piece together the history and legacy of the Jason Vorhees murders. [...]

DVD: Fatal Attraction

“Fatal Attraction” flat-out scared a lot of people away from casual dating – and certainly from having affairs. [...]

DVD: Two Lovers

Remember a few months ago when, in the midst of promoting “Two Lovers,” Joaquin Phoenix made a bizarre appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman”? The shaggy-bearded actor stared off into the distance, gave monosyllabic answers, and acted like a full-on whack job. In all the fuss, Phoenix’s movie was forgotten. What a shame because “Two Lovers” is one of the best things he’s done. [...]
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