Miss March: Unrated Fully Exposed Edition (NR)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / Release date: July 28
From what I have seen of the comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U'Know, it comes off like a cadre of Dane Cook fans who got together through meetup.com to form a frat-comedy collective. This is reinforced by the release of the idiotic Miss March, written, directed and starring White Kids Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore. Cregger plays sad-sack virgin Eugene, who — on the night he's about to go all the way — has an accident and falls into a coma. He awakens a few years later, only to find his also-virginal girlfriend is now a Playboy Playmate. Eugene and his horn-dog pal travel across the country to find her, along the way partying with just about every Maxim stereotype possible, from insatiable lesbians to a rapper named Horsedick. The DVD might as well come with a sample swatch of Axe Body Spray and a roofie. — Louis Fowler
David Bowie: VH1 Storytellers (NR)
If you don't get chills when David Bowie starts singing "Life on Mars" over the piano strains that open this CD/DVD, you likely don't have a pulse. Too bad. You'll miss this extraordinary snapshot of a man who was meant to tell stories about his quirky songs, his quirky life, his brilliant career. Bowie chose to revolutionize rock, then to eschew expectations at every turn, including here, where he avoids most of his hits in favor of songs that fit his mood — and his stories. He remembers pulling mod clothes out of Dumpsters, quotes Abbie Hoffman and David Mamet, recalls Steve Marriott wanting to form a band called "David & Goliath," then slays with a lush "Thursday's Child," a rockin' "Can't Help Thinking About Me," a regal "China Girl" and other tracks. Being there that night must have been a special experience. Watching this VH1 Storytellers 10 years later, it still is. — Lynne Margolis
Synapse Films / Release date: July 28
When you want truly daring, truly original, truly dark comedy, nine times out of 10, you'll have to leave the country. Take a trip to Spain, France or, now, Argentina. I dare any American filmmaker to do a movie like Animalada. It's the simple love story of an unhappy man named Alberto (Carlos Roffé), who's vacationing in the countryside with his wife when he falls under the Lolita-like charms of a sheep named Fanny. Together, Alberto and Fanny embark on a passionate love affair that spells comic doom for the rest of his family and anyone else who gets in the way of his woolen desire. Things do get jaw-droppingly graphic, I won't lie, but it's all played with a dark, hilarious, other-worldly bent that is, admittedly, going to be pretty off-putting to many audiences. Fringe comedy fans like me, on the other hand, will be amused to no end. — Louis Fowler
The costumes were amazing and added to the brilliant production.
The striking colors and textures are reminiscent of Southern Colorado and New Mexico. Lovely work.