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DVD Geeks – December 21, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

As we closer to the end of the year and the holiday gift-giving season is in full effect, noun we dig deep into three remarkable DVDs sure to make spirits bright.

First up, click Woody Allen continues his recent successes with the feel-good romantic fantasy of the year “Midnight in Paris.” Owen Wilson stars as a writer at a crossroads in his life and seeks out the advice and escape of his newfound friends (Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dali, F. Scott Fitzgerald) who happen to be living their lives nearly 80 years ago.

In “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” we get a modern prequel to one of the greatest science fiction franchises of all time. It’s so good, it almost made us forget about that Tim Burton debacle from a few years back. James Franco stars as the scientist on the verge of a breakthrough for degenerative brain disease, but he may have kickstarted the apes’ rapid rise along the evolutionary scale.

Finally, the creative duo of Charles and Ray Eames re-defined art and design during the middle of the 20th century and their impact still holds sway today. In “Eames: The Architect and the Painter” we get a solid look at their creative output as well as a peek into their private lives.

All of this plus a couple of special geek gift ideas, our weekly honorable mentions and much more!

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DVD Geeks – December 6, 2011

The Three Amigos

Yes El Guapo! This week on DVD Geeks, cheapest we have a plethora of new DVD titles for your enjoyment!

We’ll start things off with the all-star, good-natured comedy “Our Idiot Brother” which puts Paul Rudd as a charmingly clueless hippie whose good intentions fall flat on his neurotic family.

Next up, the horror anthology comes roaring back with the hilarious (and sometimes really gross) “Chillerama” which features four directors plying their craft to make us squirm in our seats. From “Wadzilla” and “I Was A Teenage Werebear” to “The Diary of Anne Frankenstein,” there’s a little something to shock, offend and amuse everyone.

One of those “Chillerama” directors, Adam Rifkin, gets another shot with us in his provocative Showtime series “Look.” The premise is interesting: strong together overlapping character stories in a quasi-reality style show captured entirely on surveillance cameras.

Finally, we celebrate the return of Dusty, Ned and Lucky in the 1986 John Landis comedy “The Three Amigos.” It’s one of the best written comedies of the era, and we’re pleased as a plethora of pinatas to have it in a solid home video release after 25 years.

Join us for all those and more on tonight’s show!

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