New Release Tuesday (2/27): DVD

Stranger Than Fiction – Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in this unusual comedy. Will Ferrell is an IRS agent who hears the voice of a novelist in his head. He must persuade the novelists (Thompson) to change the ending of her story so that he may live. Very Kauffmanesque.

Tideland – Terry Gilliam directs this story about a young girl with a terrible life. To escape said life she retreats into a fantasy world. Unfortunately even Terry Gilliam can’t save this convoluted mess and a plot similar to the much superior Pan’s Labyrinth. Speaking of? How did Pan’s not win the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture?

A Good Year – Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott teaming up for a movie that’s the exact opposite of Gladiator. Crowe stars as an investment banker who inherits a French vineyard. And he learns the true importance of life. Yeah, it’s that schmaltzy.

Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny – The epic story of how The D became the greatest rock band in the world. Um… Jack Black and Kyle Glass steal a supernatural pick. It’s sort of funny, but was much funnier when they used the same jokes for their HBO show.

The Return – A creepy horro movie staring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Someone needs to call her agent and let them know SMG doesn’t need to do teen horror movies anymore. Treads a similar tone to The Grudge.

And just because we love Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. I’m still sad I missed this live. Oh well.

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