All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I'll sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
You are most likely familiar with this film, as it was a major box office hit, earned Sacha Baron Cohen a Golden Globe award, and was even nominated for an Academy Award. British actor Cohen takes his Borat character, first introduced on his TV series "Da Ali G Show," on a mission to report on the United States, "the greatest country in the world." Borat's documentary crew follows him around in his American exploration, though Borat is ultimately more intent on marrying Pamela Anderson than anything else.
For another great DVD releasing this week,
Fast Food Nation
This fictionalized adaptation of Eric Schlosser's nauseating nonfiction book presents the nasty truths about the fast-food industry: the health risks involved in consuming its products, as well as social and environmental repercussions. Richard Linklater directs an impressive ensemble cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace), and Wilmer Valderrama in a highly praised performance.