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Yikes. So, the list of DVD releases today is…well, even thinner than last week (Uwe Boll? Another Street Fighter movie?? And the Jonas Bros???). But I dug in and found three which will make it into my player at some point:

RiP! A Remix Manifesto: This is the one I’m most excited about – a documentary by Brett Gaylor that looks at intellectual property laws – mostly by profiling controversial artist Gregg Michael Gillis, AKA: Girl Talk. It reportedly explores both sides of the issue, and looks pretty interesting:

The Man with the Golden Arm: I’ve never seen this – but I do like Preminger (even if he is a little over-dramatic). This 1955 classic showcases Frank Sinatra as a card dealer and heroin addict trying to beat his habit so he can drum in a jazz band. And hey, the guy was nominated for Best Actor, so he must have done something right. Kim Novak also stars as a former flame and ally – and I’ll pretty much see anything with her in it.

Two Lovers: Honestly this sounds like total BORES-ville, but I’m willing to give it a chance, since it may be Joaquin Phoenix’s last role EVER (*coughcough*). Leonard Kraditor (Phoenix) gets stuck in a love triangle with Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Sandra (Vinessa Shaw). Paltrow plays the girl he wants, Shaw plays the girl his parents want him to want. I’d be lying if I said that a nomination for the Palm d’Or at Cannes didn’t have anything to do with this being on the list.