New DVD Releases | 10/16/06

There is more out this Tuesday than you could shake a metaphorical stick at. It's like we're being rewarded for the dry spell the DVD nation has been enduring. Let's take a look at this oasis.

I'm going to start at the bottom of my list and build the tension up for all you fans out there. First up, Feast. This is the Project Greenlight effort, and shockingly it scored an almost healthy 55 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The Omen, on the other hand, was crushed critically even though it garnered over $100m at the box office. C.S.I.: New York (Season Two) is one of the two big television DVDs out this week, and though I've never watched it, it certainly has a loyal cadre of fans that will be interested.

Now let's hit the meat and potatoes section of the preview, starting with That '70s Show (Season Five). The show was hitting all the comedy highnotes by season five and is worth a purchase. It tails off in the seasons following, so scoop it up and remember the good times.

Next up, American Dreamz was a film I liked (though most didn't) because it harkened back to the '80s comedy style. Funny situations, a plot that didn't really matter much, and a satisfying ending. Frankly anything that harkens at all has my vote.

Over the Hedge is the best animated movie of the year; entertaining for kids and adults. Definitely worth the $15 bucks.

But wait, there's more! The best film of the DVD week is The Break-Up. This romantic comedy will grow on you, and I think at home it will play even better. It's a genre buster that has real situations and reactions as opposed to the rainstorm and dramatic moment where everything ends up peachy. Plus it's funny. A must rental and a probable buy.

That's all for this week, see you next week!

Here's a look at what I initially thought of The Break-Up (before the growing on me.)

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