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Weekly RoundUp 2/3

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    "Grand Hotel. Always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens."
    --Lewis Stone as Dr. Otternschlag (1932’s Grand Hotel)

    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]

    __________TITLE__________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_ Sam’s Club_
    Allegro Non Troppo_______ _ $25.46 __ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    American Splendor________ _ $19.56 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Bob Dylan:1966 World Tour _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Doc: Season 1____________ _ $33.99 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Douglas Fairbanks Titles_ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Douglas Fairbanks Coll.__ _ $84.96 __ $99.99 __ $99.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Follow me, Boys!_________ _ $13.99 __ $16.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    The Fighting Temptations_ _ $20.99 __ $16.99 __ $15.99 __ $_”LP” __ $17.49 __ $_N/A_
    Gilligan's Island:Seas.1_ _ $27.99 __ $29.99 __ $34.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $26.88
    Good Times: Season 2_____ _ $20.96 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Lost In Translation______ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $18.29 __ $_N/A_
    My Boss's Daughter_______ _ $20.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $18.24
    My Fair Lady: SE_________ _ $22.94 __ $16.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Planet/Apes 35th Anniv.SE _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Rain Man SE______________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $11.99 __ $_N/A_
    Red Dwarf: Series 3______ _ $24.49 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Red Dwarf: Series 4______ _ $24.49 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Red Dwarf: Series 3 & 4__ _ $48.99 __ $69.99 __ $69.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Secondhand Lions_________ _ $19.56 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $19.47
    The Thorn Birds__________ _ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    Under the Tuscan Sun_____ _ $20.99 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $_”LP” __ $17.29 __ $_N/A_
    Warner Bros. Screen Leg._ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    What's Happening: Seas. 1 _ $20.96 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_
    In the grid are two listings that include several different titles:

    “Douglas Fairbanks titles” include six silent film titles being released this week by Kino International. They are all also included in a single box set (also listed in the grid). The individual films are: The Thief of Bagdad/The Mark of Zorro/The Three Musketeers/Robin Hood/The Black Pirate/and Don Q, The Son of Zorro.

    “Warner Brothers Screen Legends” are six titles being released this week by Warner Home Video. The individual films are: Gaslight, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Grand Hotel, The Great Ziegfeld, Mrs. Miniver, and Mutiny on the Bounty.

    Also, if anyone is still wondering about the availability of Ed Wood, Here is a thread at the HTF which discusses the mystery surrounding its last-minute delay. The disc is showing up in some Best Buy and Circuit City flyers around the country.

    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

    $_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that I could not locate a definite price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

    I only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing every DVD. Look, Dave has a lovely wife and a five-year-old son that he is spending time with. So, please don't complain. If there is a title not included in the Roundup that you want to see, just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone...like Dave does!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart prices in the standard Roundup: Wal-Mart sets prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart location. When it comes to Wal-Mart prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --BE CAREFUL! Lost In Translation, Under The Tuscan Sun, The Fighting Temptations, and POTA: 35th Anniversary are available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct ones.

    --ALSO! My Boss’s Daughter is available in both “R” and “PG-13” versions. Get the one that’s correct for you.

    --Best Buy, this week, is offering you $5 off when you buy BOTH Under the Tuscan Sun AND My Boss’s Daughter. That’s $30.98 for both/$15.49 apiece.

    --Best Buy is also offering $5off when you buy BOTH Red Dwarf Series 3 AND Series 4 together. This comes to $54.98 for both/$27.49 each. That’s much less than the $69.99 they claim for the two series together at Bestbuy.com

    --And, even though Best Buy is listing POTA (35th Anniversary Edition) for $19.99, they are including it in a 2 for $30 promotion along with other Fox two-disc SEs: Fight Club, X2, Die Hard, Sound of Music, Cast Away, The Abyss, Independence Day, Something About Mary, Alien and Aliens.

    --K-Mart lists Secondhand Lions, My Boss’s Daughter, Under the Tuscan Sun and The Fighting Temptations all for $19.99

    --Target says if you buy Secondhand Lions from them this week they will give you a free 6oz. can of Pringles chips (see movie for coupon).

    --Circuit City is offering $3 off if you buy both the DVD of The Fighting Temptations (Low Price) and the Fighting Temptations soundtrack CD ($11.99).

    The latest markdowns according to Videotropics.com:
    EFFECTIVE February 3, 2004: (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):

    • 15 Minutes$19.98$14.97
    • 4th Tenor$19.98$14.97
    • About Schmidt$24.98$19.97
    • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$19.98$14.97
    • Addicted to Love$19.98$14.97
    • Adventures of Pinocchio, The$14.95$ 9.97
    • Affair of the Necklace$19.98$14.97
    • Agent Red$24.98$ 9.98
    • Airheads$24.98$ 9.98
    • American Flyers$14.95$ 9.97
    • American Outlaws$19.98$14.97
    • Any Given Sunday$19.98$14.97
    • Austin Powers in Goldmember (Full Frame)$26.98$19.97
    • Austin Powers in Goldmember (Widescreen)$26.98$19.97
    • B. Monkey$19.99$ 9.99
    • Babar: King of the Elephants$14.95$ 9.97
    • Bachelor, The$14.98$ 9.97
    • Batman / Superman Movie, The$19.98$14.97
    • Batman The Animated Series: Out of the Shadows$19.98$14.97
    • Batman The Animated Series: Tales of the Dark Knight$19.98$14.97
    • Below$29.99$19.99
    • Betsy, The$14.98$ 9.97
    • Big Bully$14.98$ 9.97
    • Big Tease, The$14.98$ 9.97
    • Black Widow$24.98$14.98
    • Blade$19.98$14.97
    • Blow Dry$14.99$ 9.99
    • Blue Collar Comedy Tour$26.97$19.97
    • Bravo Two Zero$19.99$ 9.99
    • Bridge of Dragons$14.98$ 9.97
    • Charlotte Gray$19.98$14.97
    • Chasers$14.98$ 9.97
    • Chasing Papi$24.98$14.98
    • City of Angels$19.98$14.97
    • Clan of the Cave Bear$14.98$ 9.97
    • Cleopatra Jones$14.98$ 9.97
    • Comedy Only In Da Hood$14.98$ 9.97
    • Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The$19.99$14.99
    • Corrina, Corina$14.98$ 9.97
    • Crimes Of The Heart$24.98$14.98
    • Cry in the Dark, A$14.98$ 9.97
    • Dancer Upstairs, The$24.98$14.98
    • Detroit 9000$19.99$ 9.99
    • Dinner Rush$26.98$19.97
    • Divine Madness: Bette Midler$14.98$ 9.97
    • Don Juan De Marco$14.98$ 9.97
    • Down In The Delta$19.99$14.99
    • Down Periscope$24.98$14.98
    • Drop Dead Gorgeous$14.98$ 9.97
    • Duke, The$19.99$14.99
    • Dying Young$24.98$14.98
    • Earthly Possesions$14.98$ 9.97
    • Exit Wounds$19.98$14.97
    • Feeling Minnesota$14.98$ 9.97
    • Firefox$19.98$14.97
    • First Deadly Sin, The$14.98$ 9.97
    • Framed (2003)$24.98$14.97
    • Gettysburg$27.95$19.97
    • Ghost Ship$27.95$19.97
    • Gone with the Wind$24.98$19.97
    • Good Son, The$24.98$14.98
    • Goodbye, Lover$14.98$ 9.97
    • Goonies, The$24.98$19.97
    • Happy, Texas$19.99$14.99
    • Heartbreak Ridge$19.98$14.97
    • Hearts in Atlantis$19.98$14.97
    • Heist (Warners)$19.98$14.97
    • Holy Man$14.99$ 9.99
    • Hometown Legend$24.98$19.97
    • Horse In The Gray Flannel Suit, The$19.99$14.99
    • House Party II$14.98$ 9.97
    • House Party III$14.98$ 9.97
    • Imposter: Director's Cut$19.99$14.99
    • In Country$14.98$ 9.97
    • In Love and War$14.98$ 9.97
    • In Too Deep$19.99$14.99
    • Incredible Mr. Limpet, The$24.98$19.97
    • It's The Rage$24.98$ 9.98
    • Jackie Chan's First Strike$14.98$ 9.97
    • Jason Goes to Hell$19.98$14.97
    • Judgement In Berlin$24.98$14.98
    • Knockaround Guys$24.98$19.97
    • Lawnmower Man$14.98$ 9.97
    • Liberty Heights$14.98$ 9.97
    • Life Less Ordinary, A$24.98$ 9.98
    • Love and Basketball$19.98$14.97
    • Lovesick$14.98$ 9.97
    • Mach 2$24.98$ 9.98
    • Majestic, The$19.98$14.97
    • Malibu's Most Wanted$24.98$19.97
    • Mighty Wind, A$24.98$19.97
    • Monte Walsh$24.98$19.97
    • Monument Ave.$19.99$14.99
    • Moonlight Mile$29.99$19.99
    • Most Wanted$14.98$ 9.97
    • Mr. Nice Guy$14.98$ 9.97
    • Mr. Wonderful$14.98$ 9.97
    • Nell$24.98$14.98
    • One Crazy Summer$19.98$14.97
    • Ordinary Decent Criminal$29.99$19.99
    • Out Cold$19.99$14.99
    • Outsiders, The$19.98$14.97
    • Pay It Forward$19.98$14.97
    • Pippi's Adventures on the South Seas$14.98$ 9.97
    • Player's Club, The$19.98$14.97
    • Pledge, The$19.98$14.97
    • Poltergeist$19.98$14.97
    • Power$14.98$ 9.97
    • Prison Song$24.98$19.97
    • Proximity$24.98$ 9.98
    • Purple Rain$19.98$14.97
    • Python$24.98$ 9.98
    • Raw Deal$24.98$14.98
    • Real Cancun, The$24.98$19.97
    • Replacements, The$19.98$14.97
    • Ride$19.99$14.99
    • Risky Business$19.98$14.97
    • Road Rage$24.98$ 9.98
    • Rush Hour$19.98$14.97
    • Scout, The$24.98$ 9.98
    • Sea Wolves, The$14.98$ 9.97
    • Shadowlands$14.98$ 9.97
    • Showdown in Little Tokyo$14.98$ 9.97
    • Signs$29.99$19.99
    • Silent Fall$14.98$ 9.97
    • Simone$19.98$14.97
    • Simpatico$14.98$ 9.97
    • Skin Deep (1989)$19.98$14.97
    • Something To Talk About$19.98$14.97
    • Sour Grapes$14.98$ 9.97
    • Space Cowboys$19.98$14.97
    • Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams$29.99$19.99
    • Stay Tuned$14.98$ 9.97
    • Strange Days$24.98$ 9.98
    • Surviving the Game$14.98$ 9.97
    • Sweet November (2001)$19.98$14.97
    • Switch$14.98$ 9.97
    • Talkin' Dirty After Dark$19.98$14.97
    • Tarzan and the Lost City$14.98$ 9.97
    • That Darn Cat! (1997)$19.99$14.99
    • Tom And Huck$19.99$14.99
    • Trial and Error$14.98$ 9.97
    • Trial by Jury$14.98$ 9.97
    • True Stories$14.98$ 9.97
    • Unbreakable: Vista Series$22.99$19.99
    • Vanishing Point$24.98$14.98
    • Venomous$24.98$ 9.98
    • Victory$14.98$ 9.97
    • Welcome to Collinwood$24.98$19.97
    • Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Vista Series$29.99$19.99
    • Without Limits$14.98$ 9.97
    • Zebra Lounge$24.98$ 9.98

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:


    B. Monkey, Blow Dry, Bravo Two Zero, Detroit 9000, Holy Man Buena Vista 9.99 (new price)

    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Down in the Delta, The Duke, Happy Texas, The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit, Imposter: Director's Cut, In Too Deep, Monument Ave, Out Cold, Ride, That Darn Cat (1997), Tom and Huck Buena Vista 14.99 (new price)

    Below, Moonlight Mile, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Signs, Unbreakable, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Vista Series) Buena Vista 19.99 (new price)

    The Adventures Of Milo And Otis, All The Pretty Horses, Anger Management, The Foreigner, Half Past Dead, Jagged Edge, The Man From Laramie, Mountain Men, Mr. Deeds, Sniper 2, Toy Soldiers Columbia 14.95 (new price)

    Anger Management, Basic, Daddy Day Care, Glory, Hollywood Homicide, Identity, Out For A Kill, Maid In Manhattan, Sense And Sensibility, Spider-Man Columbia 19.95 (new price)

    Chasing Papi, The Dancer Upstairs Fox 14.98 (new price)

    Agent Red, Airheads, It's The Rage, A Life Less Ordinary, Mach 2, Proximity, Python, The Scout, Road Rage, Strange Days, Venomous, Zebra Lounge Fox 9.98 (new price)
  2. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    Hey Gang! Big RoundUp this week!

    The Lambert vacation continues for a little while longer than originally expected.

    Enjoy! [​IMG]
  3. Ed Faver

    Ed Faver Second Unit

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    Is it my imagination, but are the opening week "discount" prices creeping up on new releases? $20 seems to be the price point more frequently.
  4. dpippel

    dpippel HTF Premium Member

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    Thanks a bunch for your continued efforts on the Weekly Roundup Mike. It's a lot of work, and I for one certainly appreciate what you're doing. Lost in Translation, Planet of the Apes, and Under the Tuscan Sun for me this week.
  5. dpippel

    dpippel HTF Premium Member

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    I think you're right Ed. I've also noticed the price creep towards the $19.99 price point lately. In the not too distant past you could usually count on an average release day price of $14.99-$17.99 at BB and CC, unless it was deluxe edition or a Criterion title. It's a disturbing trend.
  6. danak

    danak Second Unit

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    I cannot believe the sheer number of new releases for Feb 3. There are well over 100 titles I'm interested in renting; it's usually about 1 or 2 dozen at most. Fortunately, the number of titles set to be released for the rest of February is a lot lower.
    Can anyone confirm if Feb 3 is the biggest release day ever?

  7. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Circuit City DVD sale items:

    The Beatles First U.S. Visit $14.99

    While You Were Sleeping
    Dead Presidents
    Mystery Alaska
    The Horse Whisper
    He Got Game
    Barbershop (Free Bonus Disc: Back In The Chair)

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    About Schmidt
    Brown Sugar
    Bend It LIke Beckham

    Once Upon A Time In Mexico
    Open Range
    Out Of Time
    House Of The Dead
    Johnny English
    Alice In Wonderland: The Masterpiece

    Friends 6th Season


    Best Buy DVD sale items:

    Capturing the Friedmans $17.99

    Only the Strong Survive: A Celebration of Soul $19.99

    My Fair Lady $16.99
    Mutiny of the Bounty $14.99
    Superman Last son of Krypton $9.99
    Gods must be Crazy 1 & 2 $21.99

    $14.99 each
    A Bug's Life
    Treasure Planet
    Fox and the Hound
    Robin Hood
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Great Mouse Detective
    Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina

    2 Disc SE: 2 for $30
    Fight Club
    Planet of the Apes SE (Chuck Heston Greatness)
    Die Hard
    Sound of Music
    Cast Away
    The Abyss
    Independence Day
    There's Something About Mary
  8. Ed Faver

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    I agree. For the first time since well before Christmas, my picks outstrip my ability to pay for them! But, relating this to the point I made about creeping prices, there are some titles I can wait for. If I wait just a few months, the $20 title will likely be part of a 2 for $25 (or less) offering. So, choose wisely!
  9. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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  10. Dane Marvin

    Dane Marvin Screenwriter

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    What a great week!

    I need POTA:SE, which I will pick up in the 2 for $30 from Best Buy (the other disc being either X2 or Alien). I also need Gilligan, Lost In Translation, American Splendor, and the Rain Man SE. But I need some Reward Zone certificates in order for this to happen. And a Dick Van Dyke Show rebate check.

    Thanks once again, Mike. I love waking up to find the Round Up waiting for me!

    Question: Does anyone know which edition of "The Sound of Music" would be included in this Best Buy 2 for $30 deal? Isn't the newest and best version in white packaging?
  11. Derek Miner

    Derek Miner Screenwriter

    Feb 22, 1999
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    Hey, Mike,

    Thanks for all your great work during the Lambert vacation.

    I'm almost embarrassed to point this out, but the title of the show arriving on DVD this week is just "Doc", not "The Doc"... It's a day job thing, sorry.
  12. DanielCo

    DanielCo Stunt Coordinator

    Sep 22, 2003
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    I remember the USA Today article a few months ago that said shoppers could get new DVDs for about $15. That sure has changed. I also notice that the box sets that come out are also more expensive the first week. I was all over Buffy's and Angel's seasons, but haven't rushed out to buy the latest of either becaus it just wasn't as cost effective. I keep looking more and more toward Ebay for the costs.

    I guess the days of "loss-leaders" is over. When's the next DDD sale? [​IMG]
  13. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator

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    You're doing an excellent job with the Weekly Roundup and I appreciate you posting it so early in the day.

  14. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    This is certainly a big week for me, with 10 dvds I want, although I won't be able to buy them all this week, and not all of them are listed in the roundup.
  15. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    Thanks everybody for the kind words! :b

    Derek: Have changed the title in the grid to "Doc". Thanks for the heads up. I hope my error didn't give you an achy-breaky heart or anything... (As I checked it out, I realized Doc was a program involving Billy Ray Cyrus. Excuse the very, very bad joke.)

    I'm thinking about the 2/$30 deal for Alien & Aliens myself. I would even consider POTA, but don's see anything to match it up with.

    Here's a question if anyone wants to take it up...

    As I was researching the Warners Screen selection titles, I found that in Australia, Warners released them as a package of seven titles. The seventh was "Death in Venice". Any ideas as why that title was dropped from the U.S. promotion?
  16. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

    Dec 23, 1999
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    What did you do to Mr. Lambert? [​IMG]

  17. Randy B A

    Randy B A Supporting Actor

    Feb 11, 2002
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    Does anybody have prices for the Alan Quartermain titles?

    Thanks Randy B A
  18. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

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    Unless I can get a good price on this ebay auction for Mother 1 + 2 (Earthbound here), I will buy Planet of the Apes and either Alice in Wonderland or see if the "two for one" deal is for the new edition of Alien (didn't want the nine disc box). Speaking of which, is the Alien and Aliens disc the new release or the old 1999 release?
  19. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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    Anyone know if the Follow Me Boys disc is OAR?
  20. Chad A Wright

    Chad A Wright Supporting Actor

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    Big week:

    Lost in Translation
    Secondhand Lions
    Planet of the Apes

    I'll also pick up Under the Tuscan Sun for my wife and I to watch on Valentine's day.

    Probably pick up Rain Man later and American Splendor when it drops in price.

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