New on DVD/Blu-ray: Funny or Die: Season 1, Hiccups: Season 1, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Mademoiselle Chambon, Mr. Nobody
DVD/Blu-ray releases for January 11, 2011.
Funny or Die Presents: Season 1
This sketch-comedy series is based on the hit website created by Will Farrell and Adam McKay’s production company, where viewers watch short videos and rate whether they are “funny” or if they should “die”. (Basically every college kid’s favourite pastime.)
Hiccups: Season 1
Created by Corner Gas star Brent Butt, Hiccups is a Canadian comedy-TV series about Millie (Nancy Robertson), a children’s author with emotional-restraint issues. When she seeks help to control her outbursts, or “hiccups”, Millie meets Stan (Butt), a wannabe life coach with problems of his own.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg get personal with comedian Joan Rivers in this revealing documentary. As Rivers approaches her 76th birthday, she reflects on her life-long career, talks candidly about her personal life, and scrounges to fill her day book with engagements in her signature unrestrained comedic way.
French filmmaker Stéphane Brizé’s quiet drama stars Vincent Lindon as Jean, a simple family man whose life unravels after a chance encounter with his son’s teacher, Mademoiselle Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain). Jean struggles to choose between this new romance and his family as he falls deeper in love with her.
Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, and Diane Kruger star in this sci-fi drama about Nemo Nobody, a man living a seemingly simple life until he wakes up one day as his 120-year-old self in the year 2092. Mr. Nobody grapples with questions of existence and whether he lived the right life.