Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Jim Carrey and his girlfriend lose their minds—or at least big chunks of them—in this cerebral sci-fi romance by the gloriously gimmicky director Michel Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. R; $22.98.
This authorized documentary about the goofy, somehow seminal band includes unearthed concert footage, a show filmed for Italian TV, and commentary from Johnny Ramone—his last contribution before his death. NR; $19.99.
Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton headline a big-budget disappointment. PG-13; $29.99.
Broken Lizard’s Club Dread
A surprisingly funny tropical slasher comedy, starring Bill Paxton. NR; $19.98.
Jack Black and Ben Stiller, in the worst movie starring either. PG-13; $19.95.
Super Size Me
Morgan Spurlock gorges on McDonald’s food that most people eat in moderation. His film “ostensibly targets the iniquities of the fast-food industry,” wrote New York’s Peter Rainer, “but plays more like a goofball romp.” PG-13; $26.99.
Rivers And Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time
Thanks to time-lapse photography, this documentary probably offers a better view of Goldsworthy’s eccentric earth sculptures than a firsthand visit would. NR; $26.95.
Even among the high-profile DVD debuts this month—from Jabba the Hutt to John Cassavetes—no film is more exciting or perplexing than 1963’s Nothing But a Man. An American classic if there ever was one, the film stars Abbey Lincoln as a preacher’s daughter who falls for a railroad worker (Ivan Dixon) in the segregationist South. It’s a subtle landmark—perhaps the first film about a black couple that didn’t shoehorn its characters to fit their circumstances. And it wasn’t filmed by two activist-filmmakers, either—Michael Roemer and Robert Young were just two recent immigrants who, Roemer likes to say, “didn’t know what we were getting into and didn’t know any better.” NR; $29.95. Extras: Interviews with Dixon, Lincoln, Roemer, and Young; Portrait of Abbey, a short biopic about Lincoln.