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Rewind: Get down with 'Eastbound & Down'

Danny McBride in

Danny McBride in "Eastbound & Down" Photo Credit: Handout

'Eastbound & Down: The Complete Second Season'
I'm not the biggest fan of Danny McBride, but his HBO series "Eastbound & Down" is a wonderful piece of raunchy comedy. In the second season, McBride returns as pompous pitcher Kenny Powers, who's trying to revitalize his career in Mexico. From cock fighting to kooky relatives, "Eastbound" is a funny, often surprising and always filthy comedy. I don't need to see McBride in other roles, but when he dons the Powers mullet, I'm game every time. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98)

I haven't seen this animated film, but I've played "Angry Birds Rio." If I had to guess based on the game, the film is about a blue bird that gets flung at some rickety-built structures and has to knock out some other animals. I really need to start doing more research for this column. (DVD, $29.99; two-disc DVD, $34.98; DVD/Blu-ray combo, $39.99)

'Soul Surfer'
This family feature tells the real-life story of Bethany Hamilton, who survived a shark attack and went on to become a surfing champ. I'd quit after just hearing about a shark attack. (DVD, $30.99; Blu-ray, $38.99)

'My Dog Tulip'
Christopher Plummer stars in this animated film about author J.R. Ackerley and his beloved German shepherd Tulip, based on the author's memoir. (DVD, $29.95)

In 1985, waaaaaaay before acting in "Homicide: Life on the Street" and winning an Oscar for her supporting role in "The Fighter," Melissa Leo starred in this Roger Corman flick as a runaway teen in New York City who turns to a life of depravity (i.e. prostitution). (DVD, $14.93)

'Stake Land'
Horror fans should take note of this atmospheric vampire film. (DVD, $27.98; two-disc DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98)

'Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking'
The dark and brooding Rufus Sewell ("Dark City") stars as detective Aurelio Zen in this BBC series set in Rome. (DVD, $34.98)

'The Music Never Stopped'
Inspired by an Oliver Sacks essay, this film stars the always wonderful J.K. Simmons as a father who reconnects with his son - who loses his ability to make new memories after a brain tumor - through music. (DVD, $27.98)

'Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue'
The "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" star avoids creating any serious controversy on this DVD of his gut-busting stand-up set filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem last year. (DVD, $19.97)

'John Pinette: Still Hungry'
The hilarious former star of "Hairspray" on Broadway delivers a new stand-up set. (DVD, $19.98)

New to Blu

'Spy Kids'
'Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams'
'Spy Kids 3: Game Over'

Can you tell there's a new "Spy Kids" movie coming out? The first two of these kiddy spy flicks from director Robert Rodriguez are a lot of fun, with villains courtesy of Alan Cumming and Steve Buscemi. The third, with Sylvester Stallone? Let's just move along. (Blu-ray, $19.99 each)

'Conan the Barbarian'
'Conan the Destroyer'

I know I'm sounding repetitive, but can you tell there's a new "Conan" moving coming out? Arnold Schwarzenegger's original two flicks are hack-and-slash epics that aren't big on plot, but let's face it, you're not tuning in for the drama. (Blu-ray, $26.98 each)


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