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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. In addition to recommending these titles, I must warn you against Because I Said So, which also comes out on DVD this week: While it looks like a fun way to spend Mother's Day with your mom — don't do it! Aside from being a really bad movie, there's an incredibly awkward scene about orgasms that you may not want to watch with your parents. Okay, that's all. Onward with the worthwhile titles...

The Painted Veil
Based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil is the beautifully shot tale of a young couple, Walter (Edward Norton) and Kitty (Naomi Watts) who are enduring an empty marriage. When they move to Shanghai, Kitty falls for another man. Walter discovers her betrayal and brings Kitty with him to a remote Chinese village plagued with a deadly disease. Over time, and through their meaningful work with the villagers, however, the two come to honor each other.

Two more if you

Catch and Release
This sweet romantic comedy is perfect for lazy summer nights. It isn't sophisticated filmmaking at its best, but it stars Kevin Smith in a role that I find absolutely hilarious. Jennifer Garner plays Gray, a woman whose fiance dies just before their wedding day. Grief stricken, she gradually learns that her would-be husband was not at all the man she thought he was, and she finds out what it takes to heal her heart. More of my thoughts on this movie — and my love for Kevin Smith — can be found in my review.

Music and Lyrics
Yet another light rom-com, Music and Lyrics stars Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant as an unlikely duo who pair up to write sweet song lyrics together. Romance and comedy ensue, as does a curious yet effective defense thesis for pop music as more than just pointless words set to ridiculous rehashed tunes. You can find more details in my review.

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maisiegirl maisiegirl 10 years
I enjoyed "The Painted Veil." The story revealed the evolution of a relationship that was based on outside appearances rather than an inward relationship. I loved how the couple had to work through all the mistrust to reveal understanding and love.
xo_verity xo_verity 10 years
I reallly wanna see Catch & Release!
L_W L_W 10 years
Thanks, BuzzSugar. Hope I wasn't too over the moon on ya. -LW
catstarr catstarr 10 years
Awww I love music and lyrics! yay!
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
L_W — Duly noted. Thanks for weighing in! :)
L_W L_W 10 years
Dear BuzzSugar, Are you kidding when you say this is the "best of the batch?" Seriously? What about Fur directed by Steven Shainberg, starring Nicole Kidman as Diane Arbus (I'm not even a fan of her, but this looks more enticing than Music and Lyrics)? Or if sentimentality if what you're looking for, The Tiger and the Snow directed by and starring Roberto Benigni will probably offer a lot, plus doses of comedy too. Even In the Womb: Animals or Multiples has more going for it then Catch and Release (and I love kevin smith). I'm sorry BuzzSugar, your choices were just not worthwhile. Although, I'll give you the Painted Veil, that looks interesting at least. -LW
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
I have been looking forward to seeing The Painted Veil, so thanks for the heads up that it is out on DVD! Catch and Release was very cute. Kevin Smith is too funny and Jennifer Garner and Timothy Oliphant have great chemistry. Music and Lyrics was exactly what I hoped it would be. A fun and silly romantic comedy starring two of the best in that genre.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Thanks, Buzz. I have been wanting to see The Painted Veil. Adding to my queue right now...
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Edward Norton and Naomi Watts work well together in The Painted Veil. Some of the scenery is spectacular. Looking forward to seeing Music and Lyrics this weekend.
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