THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2nd, 2010

ZOMBIELAND

directed by. Ruben
Fleischer

Sony Pictures

Special Features

·  Exclusive
to the Blu-ray: “Beyond the Graveyard” Behind the Scenes Picture-in-Picture
Track

·  Commentary
with Actors Woody Harrelson & Jesse Eisenberg, Director Ruben Fleischer,
Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

·  Go
Behind-the-Scenes with “In Search of Zombieland”

·  “Zombieland
is Your Land” – The zombification of the United States

·  Deleted
Scenes

·  Visual
Effects Progression Scenes

·  movieIQ

·  Theatrical
Promo Trailers

·  PS3
Wallpaper

Zombieland made me realize how much Bill
Murray can improve any movie. Well, Garfield doesn’t count. How
about that Emma Stone? I love the young hot-ass redheads of the American
cinema. If that wasn’t enough, you had one of the better opening credits
sequences of 2009. Anything that can make respect Metallica after a decade of
hate has to count for something. For those people that don’t give a damn about
anything I said, pick it up on Tuesday.



DR. WHO: THE COMPLETE
SPECIALS


c. David Tennant, David Morrissey, Michelle Ryan, Lindsay Duncan, Bernard
Cribbins

Special Features

·  Documentaries

·  Introductions

·  Featurettes

·  Commentaries



Dr. Who – The
Complete Specials
is
the collected last hurrah for the greatest Dr. Who known to man. There’s
something that the BBC should know. Tennant made fans out of people who
normally wouldn’t have bothered with this series. Through Tennant’s work, I’ve
actually gone back and watched every other Doctor I had missed. That’s when I
realized that most of the Tom Baker stuff works much better when you baked.
Daleks are still cool when you’re flying normal. Oh well, pick it up. They
replaced Tennant with some kid that looks like Tintin.



PLANET HULK

c. Kevin Michael Richardson, Mark Hildreth, Rick D. Wasserman, Liam O’Brien,
Marc Worden

Special Features

  • Commentaries
  • Motion Comics
  • Thor: Tales of Asgard preview
  • Music Videos
  • Featurettes

 

Planet Hulk is another in a long line of
compromised Marvel animated adaptations. They take material that hasn’t really
been adapted well and try to force it to fit a runtime. Certain characters are
missing and key plot elements are missing. If that’s not enough, you have to
take a year’s worth of material and stomach it down in a 90 minute stretch. The
younger Chewers will dig on it, but it will only make the Jeff Albertsons of
the world lament their existence.

 

BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD
VOLUME 3


c. Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio and a cast of several

Special Features

Nothing









The Brave and the
Bold
is one of
the best cartoons on American Television. Playing in a manner similar to the
Silver Age Batman, the show gives kids a chance to escape the shadow of the
1986 darkening of the four panel world. Plus, it gives Aquaman a chance to come
across as a real character. Nobody finds a douchebag on a seahorse to be cool.
Not even the seahorse community. Four episodes are included, but one wonders
when the full season is going to get announced. Step up, Warner Brothers.

NETFLIX INSTANT VIEW
(POURING THE DIRT INTO BLOCKBUSTER’S GRAVE)



New movies to watch instantly

New TV to watch instantly



INSTANT
VIEW/ON-DEMAND/HULU/GOOGLE VIDEO SHUT-IN CINEMA





For the
premiere Instant View sub-section, I’ve decided to cobble together the best of
what you might’ve missed at the video store. If you have any legit suggestions
to share, post them in the Talkback below.



Below, I’ve included some decent documentaries that have made their way to
Netflix/Hulu. Give them a viewing and let me know what you thought.



Whether or not this becomes a mix and match of the latest cool instant view
material is up to the readers. I’ve toyed with doing basic list updates, giving
you guys a chance to pick a film to show others. Hell, just keep it legal and
I’m open to whatever you find. Also, if you just want to bitch about the shitty
video quality of the Starz flicks on Netflix Instant View…that works too.



It’s Alive (1974)


Click the link to watch it over at Netflix Instant View

(membership required)



The Free Option via HULU



Thunderbolt and Lightfoot  (1974)

with some commercial interruption







COMING SOON TO YOUR HOME THEATER

The Complete First Season of SPORTS
NIGHT in 4-DVD box set — available nationwide on March 30, 2010

From award-winning creator Aaron Sorkin who
brough us The West Wing and Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, comes Sports
Night
, an innovative half-hour program about a witty dream team from a fictional cable sports network who close
ranks in daily battle against cranky network executives, unforeseen technical
mishaps, unpredictable athletes and personal quagmires to put “Sports Night
on the air live
every night.   

Combining the storytelling talents of Sorkin and Thomas
Schlamme and unforgettable performances by Josh Charles (In Treatment),
Robert Guillaume (Benson), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives),
Peter Krause (Dirty Sexy Money), Sabrina Lloyd (Sliders) and
Joshua Malina (The West Wing), Sports Night’s first season
defined a new style and raised the bar for all television programs to follow.

Sports Night
debuted on ABC on September 22, 1998 and received an extraordinary reception
from television critics and fans alike. Brimming with wry wit and high-brow
humor, Sports Night is not a program about sports. The show provides
an all-access pass to the inner workings of a high pressure cable newsroom and
sheds lights on those dedicated news anchors and crew who ultimately push
personal conflicts aside to bring their audience the best sports program
offered on television – sometimes against considerable personal odds.

 

Set primarily in the New York City studios, Sport Night
is a uniquely behind-the-scene look at a cable sports news show of the same
name that focuses on the professional and personal lives of the people who push
and pull and do everything they can to make that evening’s show go on the
air.  It’s not always that easy.  Josh Charles as Dan Raydell and
Peter Krause as Casey McCall, two “Sports Night” anchormen in their
early thirties lucky enough to have turned their lifelong passion – sports –
into lucrative careers, Felicity Huffman as the quick witted, ball-busting
producer Dana Whitaker, whose passion for sports is match-for-match as
passionate as Dan and Casey’s, Robert Guillaume as the cable show’s executive
producer, Sabrina Lloyd as a young twenty something associate producer and
Joshua Malina as a brilliant, though somewhat nerdish associate producer Jeremy
Goodwin.

 

Special
Features:

The
Show

Interviews
with creator Aaron Sorkin, director Thomas Schlamme and members of the cast and
crew reveal the story of Sports Night from inception to cancellation to
legacy.

Face-Off
ESPN’s SportsCenter vs. CSC’s Sports Night

The
real-life counterparts to Sports Night’s fictional team tell us what the
show got right. Featuring SportsCenter anchors Josh Elliot and Jay Harris,
Senior Coordinating Producers Glenn Jacobs and Michael Schiffman, Associate
Producer Elizabeth Sosbee and Researcher David Rose.

Season
One Gag Reel

Five
Commentaries With Creators, Cast and Crew

 

THE CRITERION COMPLETION PROJECT (170 out of 500)



The Chewer Nation has been having fun with the little monthly challenges I’ve
thrown down. I’ve got a new one that just might take us through the end of
2009. What I want us all to do is to review The Criterion Collection. But, there’s a catch. The number of words you can use will be determined by the
spine number.



Due to length, click on the titles to access the spine specific reviews.



1 – 100.  The
First Hundred


101. Cries
and Whispers


102.
The
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise


103.
The
Lady Eve


104. Double
Suicide


105.
Spartacus

106. Coup
de Torchon


107. Mona
Lisa


108. The
Rock


109. The
Scarlet Empress


110. Monsieur
Hulot’s Holiday


111. Mon
Oncle


112. Playtime

113. Big
Deal on Madonna Street


114. My
Man Godfrey


115. Rififi

116. The
Hidden Fortress


117. Diary
of a Chambermaid


118. Sullivan’s
Travels


119. Withnail
and I


120. How
to Get Ahead in Advertising


121. Billy
Liar


122. Salesman

123. Grey
Gardens


124. Carl
Theodore Dreyer Boxset


125.
Day
of Wrath


126. Ordet

127. Gertrud


128. Carl
Theodore Dreyer: My Metier


129. Le
Trou


130. The
Shop on Main Street


131. Closely
Watched Trains


132. The
Ruling Class


133. The
Vanishing


134. Haxan


135. Rebecca

136. Spellbound

137. Notorious

138. Rashomon


139. Wild
Strawberries


140. 8
1/2


141. Children
of Paradise


142. The
Last Wave


144. Loves
of a Blonde


147. In
the Mood for Love


148. Ballad
of a Soldier


149. Juliet
of the Spirits


150. Bob
le Flambeur


151. Traffic


153. General
Idi Amin Dada


155. Tokyo
Olympiad


156. Hearts
and Minds


157. The
Royal Tenenbaums


160. A
Nous La Liberte


175. Fear
and Loathing in Las Vegas


177. The
Lost Honor of Katharina Blum


180. I
Am Curious…Yellow


186. Stolen
Kisses


187. Bed
and Board


188. Love
on the Run


189. The
White Sheik


190. Throne
of Blood


191. Jubilee

194. Il
Posto


197. Night
and Fog


198. Ali:
Fear Eats the Soul


199. Schizopolis

247. Videodrome

267. Kagemusha


281. Jules
and Jim


422. The
Last Emperor




and so on and so on.



Post
your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.

 

THIS
WEEK’S DVD REVIEWS at CHUD

  1. THE
    GARDEN
  2. THE
    KILLING ROOM
  3. VAMPIRE
    KILLERS

  4. EVILUTION

  5. THE
    MARINE 2

  6. WHIP
    IT
  7. BLOOD
    CREEK
  8. ALL
    ABOUT STEVE

THE REST OF THE
DVDs THIS WEEK


Adam
Air Bud: Golden Receiver (Special Edition With Sport Whistle Necklace)
All Star Comedy Jam: Live From South Beach
Amelia
As It Is In Heaven
Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Vol. 3
Beverly Hills 90210: The Ninth Season
Biophage
Black White + Gray (Arthouse Films 005)
Cannibal Suburbia
Chelsea On The Rocks
Comedy Rehab
Doc Martin: Series Three
Doctor Who: The Waters Of Mars
Doctor Who: The End Of Time, Pts. 1 & 2
Doctor Who: The Complete Specials
Dragon Ball: Season Three
Dynasty: The Fourth Season, Vol. 2
Dynasty: The Fourth Season, Vols. 1 & 2 (2-Pack)
The Evelyn Waugh Collection
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season 1.3
Hitler’s Bodyguard
The House Of The Devil
Let God Be The Judge
London Betty
Love Happens
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Sixth Season
Maybe God Is Ill
A Mind To Kill: Series One
Mister Ed: The Complete Season Season
More Than A Game
Mr. Right
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Eleventh Season
Nana: Uncut Box Set, Vol. 3
New York, I Love You
Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning (One-Disc Standard Edition)
Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)
Password: The Best Of – The CBS Years 1961-1967
Planet Hulk (One-Disc Standard Edition)
Planet Hulk (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Rica Trilogy
Scruff: The New Season
Sensored
She-Wolf Of London: The Complete Series
Skull Man: Complete Collection
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers
Tom And Jerry’s Greatest Chases, Vol. 4
Training Rules
Triangle
2 Dudes And A Dream
UFC 106: Ortiz Vs Griffin
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
The Vanished Empire
Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me
War Eagle, Arkansas
Whatever She Wants
The Wolf Man (Universal Legacy Series Special Edition)
Wolverine And The X-Men: Fate Of The Future
Zane’s Sex Chronicles
Zombieland




BLU-RAY: IT’S GETTING CHEAPER




Amelia
An American In Paris (Warner Academy Awards Series)
Animal Planet: The Arid Heart
The Babysitters
Bonnie And Clyde (Standard Packaging)
Casablanca (Warner Academy Awards Series)
Chelsea On The Rocks
Doctor Who: The Waters Of Mars
Doctor Who: The End Of Time, Pts. 1 & 2
Doctor Who: The Complete Specials
The Fallen Ones
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Gangs Of New York (Miramax Award-Winning Collection)
Gigi (Warner Academy Awards Series)
The Girl Next Door
The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration
The Godfather Part II: The Coppola Restoration
He Was A Quiet Man
Hellboy Animated: Sword Of Storms/Blood And Iron
The Last King Of Scotland
The Lost
Love Happens
The Man From Earth
Million Dollar Baby (Warner Academy Awards Series)
The Music Man
Mystic River
New York, I Love You
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning
Planet Hulk
Sensored
Spiral
Triangle
2 Dudes And A Dream
Unforgiven (Warner Academy Awards Series)
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Virgin Territory
Walk The Line
War Eagle, Arkansas
Zombieland



SPEND YOUR MONEY!









NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE




Zombieland                                                      $16.99   $24.99
Love Happens                                                    $16.99  $24.99
More than a Game                                                $16.99
Amelia                                                          $17.99   $24.99
Planet Hulk                                                     $15.99   $19.99
Air Bud Golden Receiver: Special Edition                        $17.99
The Godfather                                                   $19.99
The Godfather Part II                                           $19.99


$9.99 BLU-RAY SALE

Commando
Predator
Edward Scissorhands
Speed

$12.99 BLU-RAY SALE

Serenity
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Big Trouble in Little China

$10 DVDs

Slumdog Millionaire
Space Buddies
Bride Wars
Taken

———————————————–








NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

Zombieland                                                  $15.99 $22.99  $24.99
Love Happens                                                   $19.99  $24.99
More than a Game                                            $16.99
Amelia                                                                $19.99   $26.99
Planet Hulk                                                 $12.99   $19.99
The Godfather                                               $22.99
The Godfather Part II                                       $22.99
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas                              $19.99
Ong Bak: Thai Warrior                                       $17.99
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning                                    $17.99   $17.99


$9.99 DVD and $14.99 BLU-RAY SALE

X-Men Origins Wolverine
Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian
Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Aliens in the Attic
I Love You Beth Cooper
My Life in Ruins

$14.99 DVD and $22.99 BLU-RAY SALE

G-Force
Up
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

$9.99 BLU-RAY SALE


Fargo
Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines
Bullit
Swordfish

$12.99 BLU-RAY SALE


Independence Day
Slumdog Millionaire
The Wrestler
Patton

$4.99 DVD SALE


Dirty Dancing
Reservoir Dogs
War
Van Wilder Unrated
Crash
Chaos
Requiem for a Dream
Red Rose
The Punisher
The Descent
American Psycho

$19.99 BLU-RAY SALE


Hellboy II
Wanted
Role Models
Coraline