It's Complicated
The latest from Nancy Meyers stars a mother torn between two Oscar presenters. Okay, they only were presenters in real life, but in the realms of fiction, Alec Baldwin is the ex-husband who begins to have an affair with her while married to someone else, and Steve Martin is the new guy. Eric D. Snider wasn't a big fan of the film, stating: "If a film isn't going to show approximations of real people in approximations of real situations, it should at least give us entertaining fantasies. The stuff in It's Complicated isn't just simple -- it's simple-minded." General consensus is that it's a simple comedy with nothing new to offer. Rent it on DVD or Blu-ray only if you're a fan of Meyers romances.

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
It was plagued by the death of Heath Ledger, but director Terry Gilliam soldiered on (finding much more immediate success than his turmoil with Don Quixote). With Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law adeptly filling in the vacant shoes, Gilliam gorgeously details the story of a man who can control the imagination, and his long-standing flirtation making bets with the devil. In his review, Scott Weinberg wrote: "The film bears all of his distinctly contorted trademarks: it's sweet yet sardonic, warm and bittersweet, wide-eyed, intelligent and playfully cynical. Plus it's so gorgeous to look at it almost damaged my eyes." Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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