This Month's Highlights
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What to add to your Netflix queue this month
DVD Release Date: August 25, Buena Vista Home Entertainment
This one is great for your recent grad, since its protagonist is a classics major forced by a bad job market and lack of work experience to take a menial summer job at an amusement park to make money. Set in 1987, the film is a wistful look at post-college summers—and the unusual relationships and friendships that follow—by master of adolescent awkwardness Greg Mottola, who also directed Superbad.
DVD Release Date: August 25, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
In a new twist on Spy vs. Spy, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen play two agents-turned-corporate-moles working for a pair of cutthroat rival corporations. They hatch a scheme to swindle both companies and run away with the profits—if they can trust each other. The film is from Michael Clayton writer/director Tony Gilroy, who also turns up to do the DVD commentary.
|Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series|
DVD Release Date: July 28, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
If you’ve ever been in line at the supermarket and found yourself wondering if the person in front of you is secretly a Cylon, this DVD set is for you. The 25-disc set contains every single episode of the sci-fi series, and includes a wealth of extra material for people who don’t want to believe it’s over.
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