CATEGORIES DVDsFrom Gotham to Whoville...
Notice that extra kick in the step of fanboys everywhere? That's because 'The Dark Knight' hits DVD today. The year's biggest blockbuster, second only to 'Titanic' all-time at the box office, should rack up even more dough from DVD and Blu-ray sales.
For family fun, there's the sweet and charming 'Horton Hears a Who,' featuring the voices of funnymen Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Seth Rogen.
Indie and documentary fans, meanwhile, get the must-see 'Man on Wire,' the year's best reviewed film.
'The Dark Knight'
What It's About: You already know. But just for fun: A vigilante dresses up like a flying rodent (Christian Bale) and battles a man even crazier, the Joker (Heath Ledger).
Recommended If You Liked: 'The Dark Knight' the first three times you saw it.
Special Features? If you want extras, opt for the two-disc special edition, which comes with a making-of doc, six scenes in their original IMAX framing, six episodes of 'Gotham Tonight' and a digital copy of the movie.
We Say: There's a reason this baby made $530 million at the box office, second only to 'Titanic' all time: It rocks. Now bring on the posthumous Oscar for Heath.
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'Horton Hears a Who'
What It's About: The unlikely relationship between an elephant (voiced by Jim Carrey) and the specks of dust on his back.
Family Friendly? Of course. And next to this year's more high concept animated flicks ('WALL-E,' 'Bolt'), a little easier for the kiddies to follow.
We Say: Thank you Hollywood for finally animating Dr. Seuss! (Anyone else still suffer bad 'Cat in the Hat' flashbacks?). 'Horton' is sweet, charming and a treat to watch.
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'Man on Wire'
What It's About: The amazing story of Frenchman Philippe Petit, who tightrope-walked between World Trade Center towers in 1974.
Critical Consensus: According to RottenTomatoes.com, it's now the best reviewed film EVER (just having passed 'Toy Story'). It has a 100% fresh rating, with 133 of 133 reviews positive.
We Say: Trust all 133 of them. This doc, which combines interviews and actual footage with impressively non-corny reenactments, is 100% breathtaking.
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Other New Releases This Week:
'Peter & the Wolf'
'Make It Happen'