DVD: Risky Business: 25th Anniversary Edition
It’s been too long since you’ve seen Tom Cruise dance around in his underwear, and Warner Brothers knows it. To remedy this problem, WB has re-released this little gem to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its original release. For those unfamiliar with this eighties classic, important plot aspects include a Porsche, Princeton and prostitution. DVD features include: commentary with Cruise, director Paul Brickman and producer Jon Avnet; a retrospective; original screen tests and the director’s cut of the final scene.
Movie: Ghost Town
Ricky Gervais has been kind to television. This witty Brit is the creator of The Office as well as Extras. So what is this funny man up to now? Starring in a new comedy where he can see ghosts after he has died and been brought back to life, that’s what! David Koepp, director of suspense flicks Stir of Echoes and Secret Window, takes the helm in this quirky comedy. Starring alongside Gervais are Greg Kinnear and Tea Leoni. Ghost Town opens everywhere today, so head to the nearest theatre.
Everyone’s favorite cynical and cane-dependent doctor is back for a new season. Tuesday, Sept. 16, marked the beginning of the fifth season of this medical drama. Tensions have never been higher between Wilson and House due to Amber’s death. You can catch House on Fox every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Album: Peter Bjorn and John’s Seaside Rock
Remember that incredibly catchy song with all the whistling that was in all those commercials and the movie 21? Well, that song is called “Young Folks,” and the band is Peter Bjorn and John. Their 2006 album Writer’s Block was heralded by critics and won over many new fans thanks to the band’s pretty pop sensibilities. Catch their new album, Seaside Rock, this Sept. 23.
Game: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The Star Wars video game franchise is, let’s say, inconsistent. Though some games are worthy of the Jedi (Knights of the Old Republic), others belong in the depths of Dagobah. The Force Unleashed is the newest installment to the series, and attention is finally given to an aspect of the Star Wars universe that has been inexplicably glossed over in most games. Controlling the Force is absolutely something gamers want, and hopefully this game will deliver. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was released Sept. 16.