Confessions of a Shopaholic
Perhaps we shouldn't expect anything from a movie about a shopaholic, but this comedy's ditzy heroine and silly story can't even compare to other notable films in the romcom genre. In her review, Jette Kernion said: "Confessions of a Shopaholic tries to have it all ... Unfortunately, it's never as good as the movies it tries to imitate." Skip it. Also on Blu-ray.

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Inkheart
Yet another film in Brendan Fraser's ever-growing collection of familial adventure. (Will he ever leave it behind and return to his dramatic roots?) Nick Schager describes the film as "a scattered collection of ideas, most of them cavalierly mixed together and barely fleshed out." Skip it. Also on Blu-ray.

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The Pink Panther 2
It might not seem possible, but as Eric D. Snider wrote in his review of the Steve Martin-starring sequel: "Despite being a sequel that is completely unnecessary, The Pink Panther 2 is actually better than its predecessor," and "It has several funny sequences and a general tone of good-natured frivolity." When fluffy fun is on the agenda, Rent it. Also on Blu-ray.

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Phoebe in Wonderland
Tim Burton's spin on Alice in Wonderland is quickly coming our way. But for now, there's the Elle Fanning-starring tale of a girl trying to find her place in real life. Kim Voynar said: "there are so many rich layers to explore in this carefully crafted story; it's rather like a kaleidoscope, in that what you see and get out of it shifts and changes depending on which character's perspective you're looking at, and what ideas you bring to watching it." Rent it.

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Also out: The Code, Bob Funk, Dragon Hunters, Table for Three, Mr. Troop Mom, Simon Says, Legend of the Bog, Backwoods, He's On My Mind, War Wolves




Waltz with Bashir
Filmmaker Ari Folman's animated attempt to fill the gaps in his memory of the first Lebanese war, this documentary led Kim Voynar to say: "Folman has made a beautiful, disturbing and deeply compelling film that documents the horrors to which he and his friends were witnesses, while offering hope that he and others might, some day, heal from the ravages of war." Buy it. Also on Blu-ray.

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Alice's House
Chico Teixeira's first feature is a drama that follows the life of a Brazilian woman named Alice -- her testosterone-laced home, her marriage to a taxi driver, and her work in a beauty parlor. The film won a slew of festival awards including Best Foreign Film at the Chicago International Film Festival. Rent it.

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Also out: Our City Dreams, My Dinner with Jimi, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine, Home, Pick Up the Mic, At the Death House Door



The Code
Morgan Freeman plays a robber who racks up a huge debt with the Russian mob, so he grabs a novice in the form of Antonio Banderas for one last heist. Blogcritics says this is a bad film with a Blu-ray disc that's "nothing to crow about."

Also out: Dragon Hunters, Mr. Troop Mom, Origin: Spirits of the Past, Sky Blue



My Dinner with Andre (Criterion)
Finally, Louis Malle's wonderful film is getting the criterion treatment as Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory sit down for a long meal. DVDTalk thinks the double-disc set offers a superb transfer, clear audio, and special features that will satisfy your fan curiosity.

Last Year at Marienbad (Criterion)
All Movie Guide describes the film as "a riddle of seduction, a mercurial enigma darting between a present and past which may not even exist, let alone converge." And getting the Criterion treatment, DVD Town says the release offers a strong transfer, the audio can be heard restored or gritty, and the extras are a "genuine miracle."

Older flicks hitting the shelves: Catlow, Diary of a Suicide, Hobgoblins, Hobgoblins 2, Jesus' Son, Trapped, High Hopes, One on One, Choke Canyon, Purple Hearts, Carbine Williams, Mr. Lucky, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, On Borrowed Time, Payment on Demand, Darby's Rangers, One Trick Pony, Karl May, Somewhere I'll Find You, Dance, Fools, Dance, Close to My Heart, Idiot's Delight, Interrupted Melody, Ice Follies of 1939, Sunrise at Campobello ... and a lot more of Warner Brothers' Archive Collection