DVD Pick of the Week 4/21/2009
Unlike last week, this week is chock full of good DVDs. To start off, Ron “Tater Salad” White’s new standup special is coming out this week. It’s called Ron White: Behavioral Problems, in it he continues his redneck humor that fans of Blue Collar Comedy Tour have come to love so much. Get a taste of it below:
Mickey Rourke takes us behind the scenes of professional wrestling in his gritty portrayal of Randy “The Ram” Robinson in The Wrestler, which was a departure for Darren Aronofsky, considering he’s best known for his off the wall sci-fi films such as Pi and Requiem for a Dream. Also available this week, Frost/Nixon tells the story of how a post Watergate Richard Nixon tried to get his reputation back through a series of interviews, but his interviewer, David Frost, has other ideas.
There are also some great TV (or TV related) DVDs being released this week. If you haven’t seen Top Gear yet, run to your local video store (or click the link) and pick up Top Gear 10: The Complete Season 10. Somehow the hosts take a simple automobile review show and turn it into one of the most hilariously entertaining shows currently on TV. So hilarious that at one point their US visas were suspended for being too funny, they have documentary visas, and apparently, documentaries aren’t supposed to be funny.
Another TV related DVD coming out this week is Caprica, which also happens to be this weeks DVD Pick of the Week. Caprica sets the stage for a series of the same name similar to the way the 3 episode mini series setup Battlestar Galactica. In fact Caprica is a prequel to the hugely popular Battlestar Galactica. Speaking of Battlestar Galactica, I have to comment on the finale. Before I got around to watching it I heard quite a bit of negative feedback, so my expectations were pretty low, and I can’t say it was perfect but I thought the ending fit quite well with the show. The religion aspect had quite a big role throughout the series, and although saying “God did it.” is kind of an easy way out, I felt that it made sense in this story.