Crush This: What’s New In DVD, Movies, TV

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Crush This  What s New In DVD  Movies  TV Monique 1 jpgWelcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music, TV, and DVD. We’ve navigated the upcoming release calendars in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. On deck this week are Precious on DVD, Remember Me, Gossip Girl, and more.


If you missed the harrowing performance that earned Mo’nique a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Precious last night, you can watch it on DVD starting Tuesday. Precious also earned star Gabourey Sidibe, a notoriously upbeat, giggly late night guest, a Best Actress nomination for her transformative performance as a quiet, barely literate HIV-positive victim of incest. There’s a reason Precious was nominated for so many awards — see for yourself.


All we really know about Remember Me is that it stars Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin (of Lost fame, but we know her from Roswell). We’re seeing it regardless, due to our unbridled love of R-Pattz and his dreamy hair, but if you like movies starring romantic leads dealing with recent untimely deaths in their families (according to the film’s description on IMDb), this movie’s for you. There’s also apparently a twist ending that we’ve been trying to avoid, so don’t spoil it for us.

She’s Out of My League also comes out on Friday, but this is a movie that expects you to laugh at the line “Are you a plane doctor? No? So shut the hell up.” Yeah, that’s supposed to be funny. So watch at your own risk.


Spotted: Gossip Girl returning to its rightful time slot on Monday nights after an interminably long time on hiatus. Thank goodness it’s back. We can’t wait to see what mischief B and S cook up for themselves in 2010. XOXO

Tuesday’s got the first season finale of White Collar (mmmm, Matt Bomer), and Wednesday’s got the premiere of socialite reality show High Society and the season 14 premiere of America’s Next Top Model. Smile with your eyes, everyone.


The self-titled album from Broken Bells, the side project from Danger Mouse (of Gnarls Barkley) and James Mercer (of The Shins), hits stores on Tuesday. Their melodic pop album can be streamed in full at NPR until it releases tomorrow.