for March 06 DVDs
  • Watchmen

    Graphic novel about superheroes getting murdered.
  • One Week

    Joshua Jackson in a road picture.

    Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman star in an epic tale that is one part western, one part WWII drama, and one part Australian travelogue.  Kidman is an English aristocrat who travels to Australia in search of her suspected-philandering husband who has started a cattle station Down Under … why was he so quiet?  Because he’s dead!  She stays, builds a life, and has many adventures.  An odd, but very likeable romantic western/WWII drama.  Rated PG.


    How can you beat talking dogs – especially Mexican ones?  The voices of Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, and Andy Garcia are complimented by live actors Piper Peribo and Jamie Lee Curtis as a pampered pooch ends up kidnapped in Mexico.  Great fun – kids love it … and adults too, despite its silliness.  Many of the “stars” were rescued from the dog pound.  Rated G.    

  • 3. SOUL MEN:

    Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson (who never found a movie he wouldn’t do) star as a pair of R & B stars from a bygone era who used to be partners, but are now not on speaking terms.  The death of their old lead singer gets them to do “just one more show” … resulting in a road movie that is far too profane for its own good, but which also contains some great soul music.  Bernie Mac’s last movie.  Same with Isaac Hayes. Rated 18A.

  • 4. AUSTRALA:

    Heath Ledger was originally cast in the Hugh Jackman role, but backed out to do The Dark Knight.  Stock footage from Tora! Tora! Tora! was used for the battle scenes.
TORA! TORA! TORA! (1970):
I revisit this classic look at the day that will live in infamy at least once a year, and continue to appreciate the special effects even though there was no such thing as CGI.  The “sailors” running for their lives on the flight deck really are doing so – but they are stunt men – the plane that exploded wasn’t supposed to blow up there!
  • Street Fighter – The Legend of Chun-Li

    Fine for what it is – a marital arts extravaganza starring Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk.
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