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.
The Devil Wears Prada
There's very little about this movie that's deep, but then again, that's precisely the point. This skewering of the cutthroat fashion-mag industry features a frighteningly good performance by Meryl Streep, lots of quotable one-liners ("I'm just one stomach flu away from my ideal weight."), and plenty of fashion eye candy.
Tallageda Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Will Ferrell's turn as racecar driver Ricky Bobby is inconsistent at best, but in its scattered moments of brilliance, this movie is a silly yet sharp parody of the corporate-sponsored culture of NASCAR. It tells the story of Bobby and his buddy, Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), as they face a French Formula 1 driver played by Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat fame. The interplay between Ferrell and Reilly alone makes this movie worth watching.
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John Waters: This Filthy World
The world may be filthy, and John Waters is doing his part to keep it that way. He proves that in this documentary, directed by Jeff Garlin of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The film chronicles two nights of the edgy and often hilarious one-man comedy show staged by the notorious filmmaker behind Hairspray and other cult favorites.