Gilmore Girls — Season Seven
Oh, Gilmore Girls, how we miss you! Say what you will about the final season of this fun, heartwarming, silly CW show, I will always look back on the series fondly, even if the final episode was a little rushed and abrupt. This six-disc set includes all 22 episodes of the seventh season, from "The Long Morrow" to "I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar," through to "Bon Voyage" (tear!). As is often the case with GG DVD sets, there are no commentary tracks and slim pickins in the special features department. In fact, there's just one: a behind-the-scenes featurette. So, if you need to round out your GG DVD collection, today's the day. Sigh.
Three more new releases, so
Paris, Je T'Aime
Paris, Je T'Aime is a collection of 20 different five-minute films all focusing on Paris. The various writers, directors, and actors involved provide an eclectic grouping of voices and techniques. Some of the directors include Gérard Depardieu, Gus Van Sant, and Wes Craven, while Maggie Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Steve Buscemi, Juliette Binoche, and Willem Dafoe are among the many actors lending their talents. It's like a collection of short stories about Paris vividly brought to life.
Neither groundbreaking nor the worst movie ever, this third installment of the Ocean's series finds the regular assortment of handsome men (Clooney, Damon, Pitt, Cheadle, etc. etc.) planning yet another casino heist — this time aided by the dashing Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). Also, this time the crew is banding together to take down a seedy high roller, appropriately played by Al Pacino. Special features include a set tour, deleted scenes, and a Vegas documentary.
Shrek the Third
Another third chapter in a series that didn't necessarily require more movies, Shrek the Third couldn't possibly live up to the adorable success of the first movie, but it's cute and watchable nonetheless. If nothing else, I could watch that little Puss in Boots for hours and still be hopelessly enchanted by him and his big eyes. This time around, Shrek and Fiona are happily married and looking toward parenthood when Fiona's father, King Harold, falls ill, and Shrek has to find Artie (voiced by Justin Timberlake) and drag him back to the kingdom as heir to the throne. Meanwhile, Fiona, Queen Lillian, and a few of the other ladies of the kingdom (a sleepy Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, etc.) kick some Prince Charming butt, proving that not all princesses need rescuing.
If you don't have the other Shreks and want them all at once, the trilogy is now on sale as well.