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New DVD Releases For August 10 Include Date Night, The Joneses, and Death at a Funeral

What to Rent: New DVD Tuesday

On the menu for this week's DVD releases? Comedy, comedy, and more comedy. Check out the titles below and start planning your next movie night!

Date Night

In this action romantic comedy, Tina Fey and Steve Carell play a bored married couple who get caught in a mix-up and end up on the run from a couple of thugs in New York City. The two stars are as perfect together as you'd think, and I was laughing out loud at their antics more often than not. The action sequences get a little tiresome, but the humor is worth the trip with Carell and Fey, not to mention the hilarious cameos from Mark Wahlberg and James Franco. DVD extras include a blooper reel, three dating PSAs from Carell and Fey, and director featurettes with Shawn Levy.

68%

The Joneses

David Duchovny and Demi Moore star as Steve and Kate Jones, a couple whose house, clothes, and kids are as good-looking as they are. Here's the catch: they're actually salespeople paid to create the illusion of a perfect life and plug products to their envious friends and neighbors. Things start to get messy when Steve develops feelings for Kate and his morals get in the way of his work life. I thought the film was very entertaining, thanks to Duchovny's endearing performance. Though the social commentary gets to be a bit much, it makes for the perfect rental. DVD extras include deleted scenes.

63%


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Death at a Funeral

Director Neil LaBute remade this 2007 British hit with a cast that includes Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, and James Marsden, about a family that reunites when the patriarch dies and everyone gathers for the funeral proceedings. When tension, drugs, and a little person claiming to be the dead father's gay lover ensues, well . . . I think you can figure out where this is going. Extras on the DVD include deleted scenes, a gag reel, commentary from LaBute and Chris Rock, interviews, and two featurettes.

38%

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