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New on DVD: Sept. 9, 2008

What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday

All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue. In addition to my selections below, you can also check out Jackie Chan and Jet Li in The Forbidden Kingdom and Lee Pace in The Fall.

Baby Mama
Hurray for Baby Mama out on DVD! I really enjoyed this good-natured, fun ride when I saw it in theaters and I'm so eager to go back for more now that I can add it to my Netflix queue. The movie stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as total opposites who band together in order to make a baby. Basically, Fey's character is a successful woman who wants to have a baby, and Poehler is her wrong-side-of-the-tracks surrogate. Together they make a hilarious comedic team, and while the movie has its faults, it's mostly an all-around good time.

I would love to spend some behind-the-scenes time with Poehler and Fey, and thankfully the special features give me that chance! They include deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and featurettes including "From Conception to Delivery: The Making of Baby Mama" and "Saturday Night Live: Legacy of Laughter" in which Tina Fey and Amy Poehler talk about working with other SNL alums.

Two more titles to chat about this week, so


Grey's Anatomy: Season Four
Even though Grey's struggled through its fourth season a bit, I still love it. And that's how you know it's good television: even in its off years, you still want more. That's why I'm recommending that those of you who skipped season four catch up before the two-hour premiere of season five on Sept. 25. Things are going to get juicy, and you'll want to be in the know to appreciate the juice. You're going to need to know who Rose is, for example.

Special features include extended episodes, audio commentaries, some behind-the-scenes moments with Patrick "McDreamy" Dempsey and Eric "McSteamy" Dane, unaired scenes, and outtakes.

Ugly Betty: Season Two
This ABC hit, which also will premiere its (exciting-sounding) new season on Sept. 25, is one of my favorites on TV right now. Now season two of Ugly Betty is out on DVD, so you can reacquaint yourself with where we left off or check it out for the first time. (As a companion to the DVD, you can always scroll through what we all thought of each of the episodes over here.)

DVD extras include featurettes titled "On Set With The Besties," "The Suarez Tour," and "Wilhelmina Slater: Love to Hate Her" — and don't I ever! — as well as bloopers and deleted scenes.

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