NEW YORK – "Bad Santa," "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" and "Extreme Makeover" are new on DVD in today's Foxlight.
One of the raunchiest, most rollicking and repugnant performances last year is new on DVD and even badder. It's Billy Bob Thornton's hilarious hygiene-impaired performance as "Bad Santa." (search) And if you thought he couldn't be worse, there's an un-rated version called "Badder Santa." But the basic story is thinner than Lara Flynn Boyle.
Next, like a fake Cohiba cigar, here's something that tries to be Cuban but never even swims close to the right atmosphere -- the follow-up or remake or just plain rip-off of "Dirty Dancing" called "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights." (search) You won't have the time of your life, according to one critic. As square as a sock hop, according to another. Well, at least it looks good, but don't be fooled -- that's not really Cuba.
So what's good on DVD? Well, it's been out a week and it's the facelift your collection needs -- the first season of "Nip/Tuck." Consider it a behind-the-scenes of "Extreme Makeover," (search) only funny and much cooler.