| Mar 1, 2011
| 9:02 AM
DUE DATE (2010/B-/Directed by Todd Phillips/Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Danny McBride, RZA, Matt Walsh/Warner/Rated R/Comedy/95 minutes/Available on: DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack): Robert Downey Jr. plays buttoned-down Peter Highman, an architect sprouting a Bluetooth from his ear. During his jobs away from home, arrogant Peter counsels his heavily-pregnant wife (Michelle Monaghan), via his Bluetooth, regarding acceptable baby names. Peter appears destined to be a distant and controlling father. His best shot at changing occurs when he becomes trapped on a road trip with self-indulgent ignoramus, Ethan (Galifianakis). After Ethan provokes a scene in an Atlanta airport that lands Peter on the "do not fly list," Ethan persuades Peter to join him for the 2,000 mile drive to their Los Angeles homes. Ethan is traveling with a coffee can containing his father's ashes, and an ugly lap dog named Sonny. Now that his father has died, Ethan hopes to become an actor so that he can appear on his favorite TV show, "Two-and-a-Half Men." Peter preaches the realities of Hollywood to Ethan, but Peter's trying road companion is impervious to either criticism or sarcasm. The charismatic actors successfully sell the film's mean-spirited jokes as does the direction by "Hangover's" Todd Phillips. The thinly-plotted "Due Date" feels as if it was rushed into and through production. The film's saving grace is that it doesn't ask its characters to grow up, get a clue, or become better people. DVD features: Gag reel, English, Spanish or French language tracks, widescreen. 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack features same plus: film on DVD and Blu-ray, Digital Copy, full "Two and A Half Men" scene featuring Ethan Tremblay, Additional scenes, Compilation of the physical comedy, too many questions mash-up, English, French or Spanish language tracks, widescreen.
| Feb 27, 2009
Week of: March 30 - April 1, 2009
Monday, March 30
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Simple Explanation"
Charlotte (guest star Colleen Camp), an older woman who has spent the last six months taking care of her dying husband Eddie (guest star Meat Loaf),...