DVD Release Calendar: November 2010

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November 2

The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series

A dozen years after its final season originally aired, Garry Shandling's groundbreaking HBO series is finally coming to DVD in its entirety. A 2007 best-of set only confirmed what most comedy fans already suspected: the show (a behind-the-scenes look at a late-night talk show) still holds up, and stands among TV's funniest programs. This 17-disc, 89-episode set includes a documentary and other new bonus features.

The Pacific 87 Add to Netflix Queue

HBO's ten-part follow-up to Band of Brothers is another WWII miniseries produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. This time, the focus is split between three separate stories in the Pacific theater.

Toy Story 3 92 Add to Netflix Queue

Coming 11 years after Pixar's last Toy Story movie, the concluding film in the trilogy is one of the best-reviewed releases of 2010.

Winnebago Man 71Add to Netflix Queue

Profane outtakes from his 1988 Winnebago commercial shoot made Jack Rebney one of the first viral video stars; this entertaining documentary examines how he has dealt with his "fame."

Other Releases on November 2, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts Add to Queue n/a
The Bridge on the River Kwai [Blu-ray]   n/a
Centurion Dominic West, Michael Fassbender Add to Queue 62
The Goonies [Blu-ray] 25th anniversary edition   n/a
Highlander [Blu-ray]   n/a
The Sound of Music [Blu-ray] 45th anniversary edition   n/a
V: The Complete 1st Season Add to Queue 67

November 9

Charlie St. Cloud 37 Add to Netflix Queue

Based on a 2004 novel, this romantic ghost story stars Zac Efron as a young man who must decide between following his dead brother's wishes or moving forward with a new relationship.

Grown Ups 30Add to Netflix Queue

Five now-adult friends -- Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, and David Spade -- reunite for a Fourth of July weekend to mourn the passing of their high school basketball coach and re-live their childhoods in this poorly-reviewed comedy hit.

Men of a Certain Age: The Complete 1st Season 79Add to Netflix Queue

Blending comedy and drama, TNT's portrait of three middle-aged males (Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and the Emmy-nominated Andre Braugher) impressed critics upon its debut last year, and will be returning for a second season in December.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 69Add to Netflix Queue

Not quite the success that fans of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comics had hoped for, this quirky, hyperactive tale of young love and kick-ass, videogame-inspired fighting was directed by Edgar Wright and stars Michael Cera.

Other Releases on November 9, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
Antichrist Criterion Collection Add to Queue 49
Californication: The 3rd Season Add to Queue n/a
Depeche Mode: Tour of the Universe Live in Barcelona   n/a
Doctor Who: The Complete 5th Series Add to Queue 77
The Dry Land America Ferrera Add to Queue 47
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Documentary directed by Tamra Davis Add to Queue 74
Knucklehead Mark Feuerstein Add to Queue 24
Lie to Me: Season 2 Add to Queue n/a
Love Ranch Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci Add to Queue 37
Lovely, Still Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn Add to Queue 57
Metalocalypse: Season 3 Add to Queue n/a
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XIX   n/a
Ramona and Beezus Add to Queue 56

November 16

Disney's A Christmas Carol 55Add to Netflix Queue

Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture animation take on the Dickens classic stars Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge ... and the three ghosts who haunt him. Released theatrically in 3D, the film is also getting a 3D Blu-ray release in addition to the regular DVD version.

The Kids Are All Right 86 Add to Netflix Queue

Critics raved about Lisa Cholodenko's indie dramedy, a hit at Sundance for its portrayal of a bohemian Los Angeles lesbian couple (Julianne Moore and Annette Bening) whose lives are upended by the sudden appearance of the once-anonymous sperm donor for their two now teenaged kids.

The Last Airbender 20 Add to Netflix Queue

Many people thought it couldn't be done, but director M. Night Shyamalan managed to score his worst reviews to date for this big-budget, live-action adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon animated fantasy series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Other Releases on November 16, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
Avatar 3-Disc Extended Collector's Edition   84
Best Worst Movie Documentary about Troll 2 Add to Queue 61
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Add to Queue 30
The Extra Man Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline, Paul Dano Add to Queue 56
Lottery Ticket Bow Wow Add to Queue 50
Michael Jackson's Vision Collection of 42 music videos   n/a
The Night of the Hunter Criterion Collection   n/a

November 23

Eat Pray Love 50 Add to Netflix Queue

Julia Roberts stars in this adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's Oprah-endorsed, best-selling memoir about her globe-trotting search for meaning in the year following her divorce.

The Expendables 45Add to Netflix Queue

Sylvester Stallone directed, co-wrote, and starred in this 1980s-style action flick that also features Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, and a couple of big-name cameos.

I'm Still Here 48Add to Netflix Queue

Although we know now that it was all an act, Casey Affleck's "documentary" traces a year in the life of Joaquin Phoenix, as he retires from acting, attempts a new career in music, and displays increasingly erratic behavior.

The Pillars of the Earth 67Add to Netflix Queue

Adapted from Ken Follett's 1989 novel and produced by Ridley and Tony Scot, this eight-hour Starz miniseries stars Deadwood's Ian McShane and chronicles the political intrigue, murder, war, and dueling ambitions surrounding the construction of a cathedral in medieval England.

Other Releases on November 23, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
Countdown to Zero Documentary about nuclear weapons Add to Queue 71
Deadwood: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]   n/a
The Disappearance of Alice Creed Gemma Arterton Add to Queue 65
Flipped Directed by Rob Reiner Add to Queue 45
Luther: Series 1Idris Elba Add to Queue 82
The Winning Season Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Sam Rockwell Add to Queue 53

November 30

Knight and Day 46 Add to Netflix Queue

Secret agent Tom Cruise goes on an adventure-filled blind date with Cameron Diaz in James Mangold's action-comedy. A box office flop in the U.S., the film actually became an international hit.

Parks & Recreation: Season 2 72Add to Netflix Queue

What a difference a season makes. This Amy Poehler-starring comedy about a small-town Indiana parks department went from being a lackluster Office wannabe in season one to one of television's funniest, best-written comedies in its sophomore year, while its cast (including Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza) gelled into one of the small screen's best ensembles.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 46Add to Netflix Queue

Based on the animated Mickey Mouse sequence of the same name in 1940's Fantasia, Disney's live-action fantasy stars Nicolas Cage as a sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan who takes on a reluctant apprentice (Jay Baruchel).

(Dec. 4) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 58Add to Netflix Queue

The highest-grossing film in the ongoing sparkly vampire series is also the best reviewed of all the Twilight films, though that's not saying much. This third chapter finds Bella Swan forced to choose between vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob, while Seattle is plagued by a string of mysterious killings.

Other Releases on November 30, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
Cairo Time Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig Add to Queue 67
The Sicilian Girl Add to Queue 48
The Special Relationship Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Hope Davis Add to Queue 67
Vampires Suck Add to Queue 18
Waking Sleeping Beauty Documentary about Disney animation studios Add to Queue 70
Walt & El Grupo Documentary about Walt Disney's trip to Latin America Add to Queue 55

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