The column is a little bit earlier than usual this
week. I don’t know how much time I’ll have tomorrow,
so I’m posting it now.

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

  • Home
    Improvement – The Complete First Season
    : This is
    the year that
    entertained me every week. (I was in grade eight at
    the time. The
    formulaic approach would have grown old a lot sooner
    had it premiered
  • Rambo
    – The Ultimate Collection
    : Possibly Stallone’s
    most famous
    franchise. I haven’t seen any of them. (I’ve only
    seen the one
    Rocky, for that matter.)
  • Seinfeld
    Set – Seasons 1-3
    : This has an assortment of
    extras, too,
    including salt and pepper shakers, playing cards, and
    an original
    script for those getting this gift set, and an
    assortment of DVD extra
    available to those who buy the individual volumes,
  • Splitting
    : Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Catherine
    Zeta-Jones, Barbara
    Hershey, and John Cleese star. By the way, it’s
  • Chien
    : This is the pinnacle of avant garde, a
    film movement
    designed to make the audience cry “What the
    expletive deleted
    was that about?” You’ve gotta love those.

Finally, the pick of the week. In a rather
predictable move, I’ve
chosen Harry
and the Prisoner of Azkaban
: The latest and
(debatably) greatest
in the series. The review I
wrote was more
favourable than those that some of our readers would
have written by
the look of the comments, but I really enjoyed it.
They really should
have explained how Mooney recognized the map, but
otherwise I enjoyed
it. I don’t think reading the books should be
necessary to follow a
movie, but I don’t have a problem with assuming that
people have seen
the previous movies in the series before they see a