By DNA Smith
PICKS OF THE WEEK
“Drag Me to Hell” — “Drag Me to Hell” is the most fun you’ll have being scared — ever. Director Sam Raimi does a masterful job of mixing comedy, horror and suspense, and the result is one of the most entertaining movies of the year.
Alison Lohman stars as the über-cute Christine Brown, a loan officer at a bank who makes the mistake of refusing a loan extension on an elderly gypsy woman’s mortgage. Bad move, Cupcake. Gypsy Woman also is bat-guano crazy, and she puts a curse on the girl. Christine now has three days of torment before a demon drags her to hell. She tries everything from séances to animal sacrifice, but the torments keep coming with increasing intensity. Can she escape the gypsy curse? Watch and find out. You won’t regret it.
“The Mighty Boosh Special Edition DVD (Seasons 1-3)” — Viewers of Adult Swim are finally getting a taste of what British television audiences have been raving about for years. “The Mighty Boosh” is the trippiest, most surreal comedy show you’ll ever inflict upon your brain.
The show revolves around the bizarre exploits of small-eyed, jazz aficionado Howard Moon and his space-age glam hipster buddy Vince Noir. Joined by their friends Bolo the Gorilla and Naboo the Shaman, the gang take a three-season journey through Time and Space — that is if by “Time” we mean “The Zoo” and “Space” meaning “A Tiny Curio Shop in Dalston.”
The boxed set includes seven discs that contain all three seasons of the show (with extras and audio commentary), plus a bonus disc containing more than 2 1/2 hours of never-before-seen footage, including a collection of the Boosh’s crimps — a kind of free-form, nursery-rhymy synchronized rap that must be experienced by every organic being on the planet.
“Married … With Children” The Complete Eleventh Season
“Futurama” The Complete Collection
“Lovejoy” The Complete Collection
“The Hunger” The Complete Second Season
“My Family” Season 3
“Last of the Summer Wine: Christmas Specials 1978-1982”
“Girlfriends” Seasons 1-7
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