Turn the Beat Around - Buy from Amazon
An original TV movie
that aired on MTV last month. Most MTV programming recently has been a disaster, even if it is popular. (Jersey Shore
?!?) I would flee the room if Jersey Shore
was on TV, but is Turn the Beat Around
at least passable entertainment? Read our review
to see my opinion.
Up in the Air - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
One of the best movies of the year and a major player during Awards Season (although it was shut out at the Oscars last night). I was hoping to get a Blu-ray screener to review, but it appears there's no chance that will happen. Looking at the film's performance during Awards Season, it's clear that the film had a top-notch script, while many were saying this was George Clooney's best performance, ever. (That's not to take away from Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and the countless cameos.) Extras on the DVD include an audio commentary track, five deleted scenes, and a featurette on the making of the opening credits. The Blu-ray has eight more deleted scenes and three short bonuses (music video, prank, and rehearsal footage). The list price of the Blu-ray is 33% more than the DVD, but on Amazon.com it's nearly 60% more, which is too much.
Walker Texas Ranger: The Seventh Season - Buy from Amazon
A bad TV show starring Chuck Norris, who is now a political pundit, because nothing says you are an expert in health insurance reform like being able to do a slow roundhouse kick. We have a copy of this DVD, but we're punting it over to the prize pool, so look for that contest to begin on Friday.
Date posted: 2010-03-09