Ah, pot. It's kinda like watching American Idol or drunk-dialing your ex — nearly everyone does it every once in a while, but no one likes to talk about it. Weeds - Season One ($28) is a story about a widowed suburban housewife who turns to selling the greens to make ends meet, and — surprise — everyone in the neighborhood, including a terrific Kevin Nealon as a city councilman, wants to be a customer. We'd never leave our beloved HBO, but with shows like Weeds, at least Showtime is making a case for having both channels.
If you thought the Jackass guys from MTV were insane, you haven't seen anything yet. The Dudesons are a group of Finnish men who have been performing extreme stunts since before Johnny Knoxville and gang got together. Their first U.S. DVD, The Dudesons Movie ($15), collects some of their most painful stunts, including the human dartboard and baseball bat testicular wake up call. And just for good measure, the DVD also features special guest appearances by Bam Margera and Steve-O.
Coming off a weekend where we watched Capt. Jack Sparrow once again light up the screen in Dead Man's Chest, we were reminded of just how many people missed out on the best performance of Johnny Depp's career (so far). The Libertine ($15) may not have been a big box-office draw, but it is definitely a film worth watching. It tells the story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester (1647 - 1680; played by Depp), and his struggles with those around him and with his own self-destructive temptations. The film may not be liked by everyone, but for anyone who has seen the opening monologue, you realize that's just the way Wilmot would have wanted it.
There aren't really a lot of cartoons that we watched growing up that still make for good entertainment now — but Ren & Stimpy is certainly one of them. Ren & Stimpy: The Lost Episodes ($20; July 18) contains episodes from the latest season of the show, produced by the team in charge of the original two seasons and made only a few years ago. With these new episodes produced with adults in mind, we're sure they'll be as shocking, vulgar, and funny as ever.