Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale is back for the fourth in this series that strays a bit from its sometimes drudgingly heavy mythology to add more bad-assery. It's mostly bereft of the mawkish vampire-lycan romance and any coherent plot, but enh, who cares? It's Kate in her skintight suit, guns blazing, fun special effects, and even some humor, which we never got in the other movies. Extras: Filmmaker commentary (DVD/BD); the BD adds bloopers, 5 featurettes, a music video, and a picture-in-picture journey through the past films.
The Vow It was easy to mistake this romance for a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, what with the moony ads of Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams staring into each other's eyes and schmaltzy plot involving a woman who wakes up from a coma with--surprise! amnesia. But supposedly the original story was "inspired by true events" in which a yuppie couple is torn apart by her memory loss that causes her to revert back to her old life, and him to spend the movie trying to win her back. Extras: Gag reel, deleted scenes, director commentary (DVD/BD); the BD adds 3 behind-the-scenes featurettes about the true story, the actors involved, and memory loss.
Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Is this movie sheer brilliance, or the absolute pinnacle of stupidity? That's the billion-dollar question that, frankly, I'll let you decide. The Cartoon Network show "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"'s cult heroes Tim and Eric turn their repulsively twisted sensibilities into a feature-length study in absurdity: playing two idiotic wanna-be filmmakers, they waste an entire billion dollars given to them by the shady Schlaaang Corp. to make a movie and gallop (literally, to an Aimee Mann tune) out of town to make the money back by rehabbing a dilapidated mall in the middle of nowhere. With moments that alternate from gloriously mean-spirited, laugh-out-loud funny and frustratingly moronic, this meta-comedy pushes the envelope to places you probably won't want to go unless you enjoy bizarre gross-out humor involving vicious satire, ugly people, bodily fluids, vulgarity, big names in weirdo cameos, and the sense that maybe these guys are having the last laugh -- on you.
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