Nick’s Picks – May 7

DVD Reviews

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VERONICA MARS – Warner

Veronica Mars

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.

CHINA BEACH: Season Three – Star Vista

Season 3 of China Beach explores the most unlikely relationship between nurse Colleen McMurphy (Dana Delany) and entrepreneur K.C. Kolowski (Marg Helgenberger). These most opposite women forge a comradeship through the year, starting in the first episode, “The Unquiet Earth,” when both are held hostage in the notorious tunnels in Vietnam. This is set to iconic songs including “Stand By Me” by John Lennon, “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin, “Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James & The Shondells, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” by Manfred Mann, “Brown-Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison.

ROOKIE BLUE: Season Four – E1 Entertainment

Five rookies have kicked in doors, taken down criminals, kept people safe and saved each other in the process. Now they’re doing it all again, only better, in the third season of this hit ABC series.

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL – CBS Paramount

Based on the ground-breaking Brown vs. the Board of Education case in 1954, Separate But Equal follows a young Thurgood Marshall (Sidney Poitier), the lawyer who argued the racially-charged lawsuit before the Supreme Court. When the black students of Clarendon County, South Carolina are denied their request for a single school bus, a bitter and courageous battle for justice and equality begins.

LAVERNE & SHIRLEY: Season Eight – CBS Paramount

The final season of the half-hour situation comedy focused on brassy, tough-talking, street smart Laverne De Fazio who, along with her family and friends, continued to pursue making all her dreams come true.

HOT GUYS WITH GUNS – Wolfe

In this comedy-action-thriller, an actor taking a night class for aspiring private detectives to help him win a part in a TV show bumbles into a real life crime investigation with his ex-boyfriend in this hilarious film from Doug Spearman (Noah s Arc). Danny Lohman (Marc Samuel) is an actor on a quest to win a part on a crime drama. Being the good method actor that he is, Danny will do whatever it takes to prepare for his big break, including taking a night class at Santa Monica Junior College in becoming a private investigator. The funny thing is, Danny s actually good at it. His teacher, Jimmy Peppicelli (Alan Blumenfeld), a former PI, is deeply disappointed that his best student is working hard merely to make it on the small screen. Danny s PI homework includes spying on his recently ex-boyfriend, Pip Armstrong (Brian McArdle). Pip is a beautiful, popular party boy born and reared in Beverly Hills. Pip and Danny stumble quite literally into an opportunity to show off Danny s detective skills when Pip finds himself the victim of a robbery that he nor any of the other victims can report. Under Jimmy s tutelage in the finer points of pointing a gun, talking to informers, and out-running the cops and the bad guys, Danny and Pip actually come out on top.

MAKING THE RULES – Lionsgate

A workaholic chef (Jaime Pressly) is forced to leave work for the summer after accidentally injuring herself. As the temperature rises, her marriage seems to be cooling down. But things heat up when she is tempted by the unexpected appearance of an attractive ex-boyfriend (Robin Thicke).

MR JONES – Anchor Bay

Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. They will soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist known only as Mr. Jones lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. But when Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them to venture too close for Mr. Jones comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror. Diane Neal and David Clennon co-star in this startling tale.

THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW: Season 1 – CBS Paramount

The Andy Griffith Show, a spin-off from The Danny Thomas Show, is a comedy about a North Carolina widower named Andy Taylor who divides his time between raising his son, Opie (Ron Howard) and being sheriff of the small and virtually crime-free town of Mayberry. With next to no crimes to solve, Andy spends time philosophizing and trying to calm down his cousin, Deputy Barney, played by Don Knotts.

I LOVE LUCY: Ultimate Season 1 – CBS Paramount

Here’s how it all began-the classic episodes that started America’s long-running love affair with everyone’s favorite madcap redhead, Lucille Ball. Plus the rarely seen pilot episode that sold the I Love Lucy series. By the end of its initial season, I Love Lucy was TV’s first bona fide smash-hit-the very first program seen in more than 10 million homes. America just couldn’t get enough of this stunning new comedy talent-Lucy as a less-than-poised would-be ballerina in “The Ballet,” Lucy battling the world’s longest loaf of bread in “Pioneer Women,” and Lucy in her greatest performance, as the health tonic-guzzling TV pitchwoman for “Vitameatavegamin” in “Lucy Does a TV Commercial.” (“And it’s so tasty, too!”) Fall in love all over again, with the wild and wacky series that changed TV forever!

NIKITA: Season 4 – Warner

In this sexy and suspenseful series now in its action-packed fourth season, Nikita has gone rogue. Division is an ultra-secret government agency whose operatives are recruited young people with severed ties to family, friends and society. Trained to be invisible assassins, no one ever leaves Division — except the charming and deadly Nikita, who has managed to escape, making it her mission to undermine the now-corrupt organization. A force to be reckoned with, the rogue Nikita taunts Division, staying on their radar, but always one step ahead. Yet as determined as Nikita is to bring down her former agency, there are those just as determined to stop her, including Division’s newest recruit Alex, a beautiful young woman who seems destined to replace Nikita as their next top operative.

SON OF BATMAN – Warner

In the Batcave, Alfred tells Batman that he has been so focused on his war on crime that he has started to lose touch with his Bruce Wayne identity. Robin states that he believes a vacation away from Gotham could be beneficial, so Batman decides to attend a charity event at the London Pop Art museum where he can spend time rejuvenating the playboy Bruce Wayne identity. Although he is troubled by a quick meeting by Dr. Kirk Langstrom, the former Man-Bat, he attends the party talking with a myriad of women. One woman that intrigues him is millionaire Jezebel Jet, former supermodel and newly named leader of a small African country. They chat for a while before she claims that she does not want to be one of Bruce Wayne’s conquests.

SPONGEBOB: You’re Fired – Nickelodeon

Spongebob

SpongeBob is fired from his job of 15 years at the Krusty Krab after his boss figures out he can save “a whole nickel” from his payroll. One day later, SpongeBob is already a disheveled beggar — but his friend Patrick assures him that “glorious unemployment” can be fun and filled with free stuff and more time to relax. While eating a free meal, a downtrodden SpongeBob realizes “Unemployment may be fun for you, but I need to get a job,” he tells Patrick, at which point the sad sea sponge turns into a sparkly clean, energetic sponge again.

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