NEW YORK – "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Supersize Me" and "The Alamo" are new on DVD in today's Foxlight.
One of the best movies of the year that no one saw starred Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo and Kate Winslet. Big names. Small box office. Huge mistake. We can all change that by running out and buying or renting the wildly offbeat but thoroughly brilliant "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." (search) Maybe it was too hard saying that to the ticket booth lady. This one's a winner and a shoo-in for the Foxlight Ten Best List.
Next, "Supersize Me" (search) is such a great, simple idea, I'm mad I didn't do it. No one ever paid me to gain 30 pounds. This is the terrific tale of some unhappy meals that turn a regular guy into a medical disaster — all thanks to a McDonald's menu for 30 days. There are a lot of nuggets in this movie and they aren't all chicken.
Remember "The Alamo?" (search) Audiences didn't. Publicists tell me it's because of Mel Gibson's little biblical tale and because of "Hellboy." So Billy Bob Thornton had heaven and hell against him? Not sure I'm buying that, since the few critics who saw it said it was a battle not worth fighting. Still, on the small screen it may be a little more memorable.