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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 my picks below, you can now watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua as many times as you'd like.

In my mind, there are many reasons to bring home Baz Luhrmann's Australia. There's Hugh Jackman, the costumes, a lot of cool scenery, and did I mention Hugh Jackman? He's just so gorgeous and manly as an outback cowboy. . . . Anyway, I'm just saying that I enjoyed his performance.

The story follows Kidman's character, Sarah Ashley, who gains sudden control of a cattle station in Australia called Faraway Downs. She relies on a rather motley crew to help her out there, including the sexy, no-nonsense Drover (Jackman) and a mixed-race Aboriginal child, Nullah. Things are grueling enough in the outback for these folks but then the war also engulfs their country, making for a very dramatic and epic cinematic journey. Special features include deleted scenes.

One more up next, so


Wonder Woman
While I will continue to hope for a live-action Wonder Woman film, this animated straight-to-DVD movie about DC Comics's Amazon princess looks like it will suffice for now. Keri Russell voices Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Princess Diana, and is joined by Virginia Madsen, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Oliver Platt, and Nathan Fillion to tell the origin story of this superhero.

I've read some reviews about it and so far the buzz is pretty great. One reviewer called it "a terrifically entertaining action picture, with fully drawn characters, clever dialogue, and a clear and specific point of view." Also, FYI, the movie is PG-13 which means not necessarily suitable for the kids. And it means I can feel less dweeby about watching this at home.

Special features include commentary by the film's creative team and two in-depth documentaries titled "Wonder Woman: A Subversive Dream," and "Wonder Woman: Daughter of Myth."

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cordata cordata 8 years
I actually really liked this film the kangaroo on the car was hilarious
zeze zeze 8 years
the movie is worth watch just for the scene when Hugh Jackman is washing himself outside the tent...and the scene with the white tux! At the place I saw it in, women stopped breathing when we was washing himself and the whole place when "ohhhhhh" when he came out in the white tux, surprisingly he got more attention dressed than undressed! Other than that, the movie is long, predictable, and Nicole Kidman is annoyyyy-ing! And the whole "white man saves the little colored boy" theme is so played out.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
In the Electric Mist came out too! My parents saw it and really liked it so it's at the top of my queue!
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
Ugh. Hated this movie. Interminable long, and so many shots were obviously shot inside a studio - fake sunsets, and the fact they pretty much made "Over the Rainbow" the theme for the second half of the movie - such a cheap way to play off the emotions that most peope have for that song. everything about this movie annoys me.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
"Nicole Kidman's plastic face was too distracting to even enjoy the movie." That's exactly what I said when I got home from the cinema! :rotfl:
White-Sands White-Sands 8 years
I loved Australia and will definitely be adding this to my DVD collection. I didn't find Nicole's face too distracting. Then again, I was too busy ogling at Hugh's face, Hugh's arms, Hugh's chest.......
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
My mom just saw this On Demand and she said Nicole Kidman's plastic face was too distracting to even enjoy the movie. Why she ruined her looks with plastic surgery is beyond me.
emalove emalove 8 years
I am so all set with Australia.
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