The Simpsons: Season 12 – I’ll be honest; I have not watched a new episode of The Simpsons in a long, long time. I’m a fan, don’t get me wrong, and you can bet that I’ll be watching it on a weekday afternoon. Season 12 is not a season that I am completely familiar with, but it has a great episode where Bart, Millhouse, Nelson, and Ralph get recruited for a boy band. Of course there is the annual Treehouse of Terror episode, and that is always good for a laugh.
Gossip Girl: Season 2 – I have not watched an episode of this show, and unless you are in high school or starting university, you may not watched it either. Having said that, it is incredibly popular, and is from Josh Schwartz, who created The O.C.. If you were a fan of that show, then you’ll probably like this show as well. (Editor’s Note: Gossip Girl kicks The OC’s butt every time)
Dexter: Season 3 – Arguably the biggest release on DVD this week, this is another show that I have not watched, but a lot of people tell me to start, because in their mind it is the best show on television. The series follows a forensics expert, who is also a serial killer of criminals who have not served justice (at least in the mind of Dexter). It’s a great premise, and since this is only season 3, and each season is only 12 episodes, it might be a good time to start from season 1 and catch up to see what all the hype is about.
Hannah Montana: The Movie – The tween superstar gets a big screen movie that involves the star going to Tennessee to take some time away from being Hannah Montana, and to reevaluate the important things in her life. Don’t worry, the film is not as serious as I’m making it sound, and has songs for fans. It’s definitely a film for kids.
The Last House on the Left – The remake of the 70’s horror film, the story centers around a girl who is brutally beaten and the revenge that her family takes on the perpetrators of the crime. As the tagline says “If bad people hurt someone you love, how far would you go to hurt them back?” The DVD comes with both the Rated and Unrated versions.
The Last Starfighter: 25th Anniversary Edition – This is the release I’m most excited about this week, as it harkens back to my youth in the 80’s. The story revolves around a young man, who is an expert at the video game The Last Starfighter. The game is actually a recruiting device, and the next thing you know everything he practiced in the game, he has to use in outer space to help save the galaxy. A Star Wars ripoff to be sure, but its still entertaining, and I’m hoping my memories from my youth serve me well when I re-watch it again.