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New DVD releases for September 22

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. Check out this week's picks!

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
I admittedly wasn't a fan of Ghosts of Girlfriends Past when it came out in theaters, but it may be worth considering if you're in the mood for a romantic comedy that doesn't make you think too much. The premise: When playboy Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) attends his brother's wedding, he runs into his first love Jenny (Jennifer Garner), setting off a Christmas Carol-like chain of events, complete with ghosts. Yes, the plot's contrived and Connor is incredibly smarmy, but I enjoyed the supporting cast of characters, especially Emma Stone as an 80's ghost with a bad perm and Michael Douglas as Connor's Lothario uncle.

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Observe and Report
Observe and Report follows a self-important, semi-delusional mall security cop (Seth Rogen) who flips out when he realizes he may not become a police officer — or win over the makeup counter girl of his dreams (Anna Faris). When I first reviewed it, I was surprised by how dark the film turned out to be for a Rogen and Faris comedy. Still, it does have a few laugh-worthy moments, and Rogen fans will probably want to add this to their must-see list.

51%

Lymelife
Set in the 1970s, Lymelife is an ensemble drama that follows two families in a Long Island neighborhood dealing with a Lyme disease scare. It boasts a decent ensemble cast, including Cynthia Nixon, Alec Baldwin, and Timothy Hutton, but Rory Culkin (yes, Macaulay's brother) is the heart of the film as a 15-year-old struggling in the midst of messed-up chaos. (Emma Roberts also turns in a memorable performance as his crush.) The reviews were mixed when the film released in theaters, but if twisted suburbia is your thing (i.e., American Beauty or The Ice Storm), then Lymelife is worth checking out. Bonus material includes an alternate ending.

54%

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blondie829 blondie829 7 years
I'm a huge Seth Rogen fan and HATED Observe & Report. One of the worst movies I've ever seen...I'll check out Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
I'm a huge Seth Rogen fan and HATED Observe & Report. One of the worst movies I've ever seen... I'll check out Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
Hm, I added all three suggestions, but I don't think I'll like Observe and Report. I do like Seth Rogen, but I don't like Anna Faris and this movie seemed a little... stupid. But I'm going to watch it anyway.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
it did shmoo but I don't think it did very well.
shmoo15 shmoo15 7 years
Did Ghost of Girlfriends Past even go to the theaters?
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