DVD Day: February 23th, 2010


?? Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Warner doesn’t send me copies for review (*cough* hint *cough*) but word on the nerdy streets is that this is just as good as Wonder Woman and Green Lantern: First Flight, both of which were excellent. Groovy.

? Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
These are based on some other kids’ books, right? All I know is that the vampires don’t sparkle and the amazing John C. Reilly consented to be in the movie, so it’s only about one kajillion times better than Twilight.

? The Universe: Complete Season 4
Hardcore space porn. You probably want the Blu-ray version.

? Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers
Here’s something that sucks. This Lego movie is about adventurer Clutch Powers, who goes to the planet Ashlar and fights the evil wizard Mallock the Malign. Clearly, at one point, Lego thought about buying the Flash Gordon license and decided not to. Can you even imagine Flash Gordon Legos? The mind boggles at the awesomeness.

? Dead Snow
Nazi zombies. I repeat, Nazi zombies. I think I’ve told you everything you need to know.

? Beyond Sherwood Forest
Ever wonder what Erica Durance does when she’s not doing Smallville? She slums it in SyFy TV movies as Maid Marian about Robin Hood fighting the Sheriff of Nottingham’s evil black dragons. Hee hee!

? Superjail
Adult Swim did send me Superjail to check out, which I hadn’t seen on TV. Short review: Man, is this show insane — but not like most other Adult Swim shows. Those are barely animated, and usually weird for weirdness’ sake. Superjail is a like a 12-minute fever dream or like ’60s alt-comics come to terrifying life — the animation literally never slows down for a second, always flying from scene to scene, filled with countless details. The show — which is nominally about a jail, an insane warden, several aliens, and graphic violence — isn’t for everybody, but man, is it nice to see something that combines Adult Swim’s penchant for experimental weirdness and applies it to creating the best animation possible, as opposed to the cheapest.