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click to enlarge 30 Days: Season One (NR) -  -  - Created by Morgan Spurlock  - Fox Home Entertainment  -  -  - Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock's latest - reality venture, the FX Channel's "30 Days," just might be - the most important series ever to be shown on - television. Hell  it should be required viewing in - schools. With Season One just released on DVD, it's - probably one of the best viewing purchases you could - make this year. The premise of the show is simple: For - 30 days, a participant lives the lifestyle of someone - who's his or her polar opposite. A Christian lives with a - Muslim family, a homophobe lives in the Castro and, in - the best episode, Spurlock and his fiance try to survive - on minimum wage. Dedicated to revealing innate human - truths by using the whole "walk a mile in someone's - shoes" clich, every episode is a revelation that needs to - be seen on a mass scale.  Louis Fowler -
  • 30 Days: Season One (NR)

    Created by Morgan Spurlock

    Fox Home Entertainment

    Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock's latest reality venture, the FX Channel's "30 Days," just might be the most important series ever to be shown on television. Hell it should be required viewing in schools. With Season One just released on DVD, it's probably one of the best viewing purchases you could make this year. The premise of the show is simple: For 30 days, a participant lives the lifestyle of someone who's his or her polar opposite. A Christian lives with a Muslim family, a homophobe lives in the Castro and, in the best episode, Spurlock and his fiance try to survive on minimum wage. Dedicated to revealing innate human truths by using the whole "walk a mile in someone's shoes" clich, every episode is a revelation that needs to be seen on a mass scale. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Enron: The Smartest Guys in the - Room (R)  -  - Directed by Alex Gibney  - Magnolia Pictures/*Under the Radar -  -  - Forget Jeff Skilling and the late Ken Lay, who, although - repulsively reprehensible as the masterminds, don't - come across half as creepy as the traders on the floor at - Enron. These guys would run over an old lady to make - $5, and probably would throw it in reverse for an extra - $2.50. We're treated to recordings of the traders' phone - conversations with power companies in California when - they manipulated the supposed energy crisis of 2000-01 - to make millions for Enron. They drop f-bombs every - other word, in between maniacal laughter and godlike - scheming. We all knew about the unfortunate low-men - who lost their pensions and retirements, but The - Smartest Guys in the Room reveals details from the - murk that even the savviest of newswatchers probably - missed.  Matthew Schniper
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (R)

    Directed by Alex Gibney

    Magnolia Pictures/*Under the Radar

    Forget Jeff Skilling and the late Ken Lay, who, although repulsively reprehensible as the masterminds, don't come across half as creepy as the traders on the floor at Enron. These guys would run over an old lady to make $5, and probably would throw it in reverse for an extra $2.50. We're treated to recordings of the traders' phone conversations with power companies in California when they manipulated the supposed energy crisis of 2000-01 to make millions for Enron. They drop f-bombs every other word, in between maniacal laughter and godlike scheming. We all knew about the unfortunate low-men who lost their pensions and retirements, but The Smartest Guys in the Room reveals details from the murk that even the savviest of newswatchers probably missed. Matthew Schniper

click to enlarge Gwendoline: Unrated Director's - Cut  -  - Directed by Just Jaeckin  - Severin Films  -  - When I was probably 7 or 8, I had my first real celebrity - crushes: Susanna Hoffs (of the Bangles) and, after I - stayed up late and caught a viewing of Gwendoline -  on HBO, Tawny Kitaen. While best known as the - "chick from the Whitesnake videos," she actually had a - pretty good career, starring in flicks like Bachelor - Party, Witchboard and this 1984 French - erotic-ish take on the Indiana Jones-style - adventure. Kitaen is the titular Gwendoline, falling into - one semi-nude, S-and-M-tinged circumstance after - another, cumulating in her fighting an army of naked - Amazonian warriors. Gwendoline is pure, - blushing fun. As for Kitaen, time hasn't treated her well - (and, as viewers of "The Surreal Life" learned, she's - batshit insane), but with the release of this, she'll always - be in my 8-year-old-boy heart.  Louis - Fowler
  • Gwendoline: Unrated Director's Cut

    Directed by Just Jaeckin

    Severin Films

    When I was probably 7 or 8, I had my first real celebrity crushes: Susanna Hoffs (of the Bangles) and, after I stayed up late and caught a viewing of Gwendoline on HBO, Tawny Kitaen. While best known as the "chick from the Whitesnake videos," she actually had a pretty good career, starring in flicks like Bachelor Party, Witchboard and this 1984 French erotic-ish take on the Indiana Jones-style adventure. Kitaen is the titular Gwendoline, falling into one semi-nude, S-and-M-tinged circumstance after another, cumulating in her fighting an army of naked Amazonian warriors. Gwendoline is pure, blushing fun. As for Kitaen, time hasn't treated her well (and, as viewers of "The Surreal Life" learned, she's batshit insane), but with the release of this, she'll always be in my 8-year-old-boy heart. Louis Fowler

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