This Month's Highlights


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What to add to your Netflix queue this month
Adventureland
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.
Duplicity
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.


Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Second Season
DVD Release Date: August 4, HBO Home Video
The New Zealand “parody folk” duo returns for another season of episodes about their bumbling towards the spotlight. The dorky duo chronicles their struggles to make it big in the music biz while weaving in funny songs and clever music videos. Look for cameos from up-and-coming comedians.

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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