Eddie Murphy: Delirious -- OK, so it debuted on HBO and not in theaters, but it's still one of the most drop-dead hilarious comedy concerts I've ever seen. Folks of my approximate generation still use phrases from this concert in everyday conversation! Most definitely NOT the Eddie Murphy you know from Dr. Dolittle, The Nutty Professor and Daddy Day Care, but a really, really funny Eddie Murphy. Remember that guy? I sure do. Extras include a pair of deleted scenes and a 40-minute interview between Byron Allen and the normally reclusive Mr. Murphy.
Flags of Our Fathers -- The first of Clint Eastwood's two WWII stories (the second one being Letters from Iwo Jima) is told from the American perspective. Critical consensus indicates that the second film is actually quite a bit more successful -- but it'd take a lot to keep me away from a new Clint Eastwood film, let alone two. Far as I can tell there are no extras whatsoever included on this DVD, which makes me think there'll be a big, swanky 2-disc edition somewhere down the line.
Flicka -- Alison Lohman, Maria Bello and Tim McGraw star in this cuddly sweet adaptation of the old-school "girl and a horse" story. Haven't seen it, have no real plans to, sorry. Extras include a behind-the-scenes featurette, three deleted scenes, a gag reel and one of Mr. McGraw''s music videos.
The Grudge 2 -- Amber Tamblyn takes over where Sarah Michelle Gellar left off in this patently unnecessary sequel to a remake of a film that's only about four years old. Expect lots of hyper-edited ghost creatures, small pale children with stringy hair, and more "fake jolt" scares than any self-respecting horror flick should reasonably rely on. The "unrated" edition comes with movie footage too intense for
Incubus -- Yep, Tara Reid is still making movies. This worthless horror flick actually debuted last October as part of a pay-per-download experiment -- which explains why this is the first time you're hearing about it. No extras at all, mercifully enough.
Hollywoodland -- An underrated (it not over-awesome) noir-style period piece that looks at the life and death of George Reeves, aka America's TV Superman. Ben Affleck plays the ill-fated actor; the ensemble cast also features Diane Lane, Adrien Brody, Bob Hoskins and Robin Tunney. Extras include an audio commentary with director Allen Coulter, three featurettes and a few deleted scenes.
Trust the Man -- David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal and a rather hilarious Billy Crudup anchor this NY-based romantic comedy in which two devoted couples deal with some fairly standard loyalty issues. Feels a lot like "Woody Allen Lite," but the hard-working cast elevates the material with impressive frequency. Extras include an audio commentary with director Bart Freundlich (aka Mr. Julianne Moore) and David Duchovny, a behind-the-scenes featurette and four deleted scenes.