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Movies that make you go mmmmm? 'Mamma Mia' and 'Mummy' hit DVD.

If all you desire in life is a 'Mamma Mia!' sing-along, your prayers have been answered. That of course, is the crown jewel of the summer musical's two-disc special edition.

The world's foremost mummy fighter (Brendan Fraser) returns in 'Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,' but low and behold, he doesn't sing.

And 'Scary Movie' vet Anna Faris stars as a Playmate-turned-sorority mother in 'The House Bunny.' Heavy drama this ain't.


'Mamma Mia!'
What It's About: Before Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) gets married on a gorgeous Greek Island, she wants to find out which of her (formerly?) promiscuous mother's (Meryl Streep) one-time flings is her daddy. Singing and dancing ensues.

Awards & Nominations: The film recently nabbed two Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical.

Special Features? If all you desire in life is a 'Mamma Mia!' sing-along, your prayers have been answered.

We Say: Fans of the original musical -- and musicals in general -- will sing, sing along. Others may want to skip, skip this one. (There's just something so wrong about ex-007 Pierce Brosnan gleefully crooning.)

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'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'
What It's About: The world's foremost mummy fighter (Brendan Fraser) has another go at it, this time working in tandem with his son (Luke Ford) to defeat the evil first Emperor of Qin (Jet Li).

Special Features: There's plenty of 'Mummy' to go around on the two-disc Deluxe Edition, including deleted and extended scenes, commentary by director Rob Cohen and a host of behind-the-scenes featurettes.

We Say: Like the musical, you know exactly what you're going to get with 'The Mummy': Big, loud, not necessarily coherent action, extravagant special effects, and Brendan Fraser's zippy one-liners (IE "These are the good undead guys, right?").

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'The House Bunny' (Dec. 19)
What It's About: Kicked out of the mansion, a Playmate with a heart of gold (Anna Faris) becomes den mother at a sorority house, where she teaches the girls how hot one can be upon removing one's glasses (among other life lessons).

We Say: As far as girl power comedies go, you could do a lot worse ('Man of the House' anyone?). You could also much much better. But we'll still watch Faris in anything.

Recommended If You Liked: 'The Girls Next Door' (TV); 'Legally Blonde'; 'She's All That'

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Other New Releases This Week:
'Traitor' (Dec. 19)
'Bottle Rocket': Criterion Collection

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