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By Dustin Rowles | DVD Releases | May 21, 2008 |


It’s a lousy week for DVD releases with just two new ones:

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets: Of the Nic Cage sequel, Phillip wrote that it is “the exact same crap you’ll either hate or love, depending on your mood and/or expectation, in a moviegoing experience: Fast-paced momentum, one-note characters, random action set pieces, absurd puzzles haphazardly scribbled on the world’s most famous monuments, and made-up history. But it mercifully lacks the kind of Bruckheimer profundity that takes itself so damned seriously, but for a few scenes where the characters openly fellate American nationalism.”

Strange Wilderness: And, of this movie (starring Steve Zahn and Jonah Hill), Dan wrote that it “could be the least enjoyable film Happy Madison Productions has ever spewed from its poisonous and learning-impaired bowels. It’s not the most outright disgusting — that honor has to go to Grandma’s Boy, which featured a grown man who should know better masturbating to a Barbie doll and then chancing to fling the ejaculate onto his friend’s mother. That’s enough to make Strange Wilderness, which features men making themselves puke into a shark’s mouth, almost tame by comparison. But Strange Wilderness is so dumb, so aimless, so plotless, and just so plain unfunny that it made me long for the days of Allen Covert rubbing one out to an action figure. It’s so poorly plotted and badly written that pretending it’s an actual comedy, let alone attempting to derive any meaning from the film, would be an exercise in futility that would drive even the strongest of men to drink themselves into an early grave. It’s the worst kind of stoner comedy, one that would require you to be just blasted out of your mind to laugh at any of it.”

And here’s one of the greatest Indiana Jones scenes evah, if no other reason than because Indy IV comes out this week. Enjoy:

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Strange Treasure

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