NEW YORK – "50 First Dates," "Black Hawk Down," "Spartan," "The Stepford Wives" and "Touching the Void" are new on DVD in today's Foxlight.
Adam Sandler falls in love with a different girl every day, and she's always Drew Barrymore in the comedy "50 First Dates." (search) Critics were mixed, but at home you could always stop after 25 dates. Co-star Sean Astin proves how lucky he was to be in "Lord of the Rings." Invest wisely, Sean.
Next, there's "Black Hawk Down," (search) and like anything Ridley Scott directs, it looks terrific. The based-on-a-true story tale is compelling, but without 5.1 Dolby surround sound, this may not be as gripping in your rec room -- unless you're Steven Spielberg and have that at home.
Continuing our war theme, here's David Mamet's "Spartan." (search) Val Kilmer is on a top-secret mission that's almost as confusing as Mamet's dialogue. It all has something to do with the president's daughter. William H. Macy drops by for, well, what's briefer than a cameo?
If this version of "The Stepford Wives" (search) didn't crank your robot, give the 1975 version a look. It's cheesy, and in places almost unintentionally funnier than the remake. But overall, it's creepy.
Finally, the best movie of the year so far. "Touching the Void" (search) is a recreation of a climb that almost went horribly wrong The two survivors narrate the action, so you know it has a happy ending, but getting there is one of the most harrowing trips I've ever been on.