This Week in DVD is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy, Circuit City, and Fry’s.

Please don’t take the commentary on the movies and TV shows too seriously, as they’re meant not to be reviews but rather previews that include the general thoughts and ramblings of a twice-committed DVD addict. The categories represent solely the author’s intentions towards the DVDs at hand, and are in no way meant to be a reflection on what he thinks other people should rent or buy. So if he ends up putting a movie you like in the “Skip it” section without having seen it, please keep in mind that the time you could spend leaving a spiteful but ultimately futile comment could instead be used for more pleasant things in life. Like buying DVDs.

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SWING VOTE
Despite his nay-sayers, I quite like Kevin Costner, but there’s no getting over the fact that this film has one of the most utterly ludicrous, far-fetched plots of any movie in the past year. One man’s vote controlling the entire presidential election? Please. This seems like one of those mildly entertaining yet entirely forgettable movies that you put on late at night to fall asleep to and then never bother finishing the next day.
Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: Commentary, “Inside the Campaign” featurette, and deleted/extended scenes.

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Haha. Two Slashfilm readers have already informed me that they wouldn’t be commenting on this poster before it was even posted. Wow. Mirroring his brilliant take on comedy, auteur/brand Tyler Perry has put a modern spin on the Rorschach Test with this new teaser for September’s The Family That Preys. The film stars Kathy Bates and KaDee Strickland. I don’t think Madea appears at the end, so $50 million theatrical seems questionable. The poster’s polite mantra: “Follow your heart. But watch your back.”

Our friends at Cinematical got first dibbs. They report, “the art sorta plays tricks with your head if you stare at it long enough.” If this kind of optical “trick” appeared in Mallrats, the film would have been 50 minutes shorter.

Discuss: Art, dancing, The New Yorker, $15 Cabernet, Tyler Perry’s A Family That Preys