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New DVD Releases For Oct. 6: Year One, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Assassination of a High School President

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. Oh and even though it's not on Netflix, don't forget that Ally McBeal: The Complete Series is finally available on DVD today!

Year One

The comedy chops of Michael Cera and Jack Black weren't enough to make prehistoric comedy Year One a hit, but the movie still has some laughs, especially if you're fans of the two actors.

The gross-out humor definitely wore on me, but the funny supporting cast might make it worth the rental (Paul Rudd, Hank Azaria, and David Cross all make cameos) — if you can stand all the toilet humor.



See two more new releases when you


Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Anvil! The Story of Anvil became a surprising sleeper hit, thanks in large part to word of mouth (aka Twitter). The documentary centers around Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, who may have been little known to the public, but actually went on to influence other popular acts like Metallica. Metallica even shows up in the movie to talk about the band.

The movie was beloved by critics (check that Rotten Tomatoes rating!) and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.


Assassination of a High School President

Bruce Willis and Mischa Barton star in Assassination of a High School President, a comedy/crime caper set in a high school. The film made a splash at last year's Sundance Film Festival, but then kind of faded away when it came to a theatrical release . . . no matter, because it's on Netflix now.

I was intrigued by the trailer for this movie and will probably check it out, especially since it has Rocket Science's cute protagonist, Reece Thompson.


Which movie will you be adding to your Netflix queue?

wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 8 years
I'm excited for Assasination of a High School President! It's on my quere!
cheekachu cheekachu 8 years
I meant I WOULD not, clearly. My brainstem must not be functioning too well.
cheekachu cheekachu 8 years
I not recommend Year One to anyone over the age of ten (or anyone with a functioning brainstem, come to think of it). It was absolutely terrible.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
I'm excited to check out Year One...definitely wasn't worth the price of a movie ticket, so Netflix, here we come!
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