06.05.07 by REELZ
Today's big DVD release, of course, is Norbit, another Eddie Murphy comedy in which he plays several parts--including Norbit, a shy orphan raised in a Chinese restaurant, and Rasputia, the obese bully who decides she loves him.
Also coming out is The Messengers, a Dylan McDermott/Penelope Ann Miller horror flick about a family that runs into trouble when it moves to a haunted house in North Dakota.
Both Norbit and The Messengers were slammed by critics - receiving a 9% and 12% on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively. In his review, Reelz.com's own Jeff Otto describes Norbit as "not awful, just really, really bad."
A better bet might be Maxed Out, the documentary on America's addition to credit cards (and the debt that ensues), which also comes out today. Tom Leupp, who feels the subject matter is "alternately infuriating and heart-wrenching" to watch, scored Maxed Out a 7 out of 10.
To read more about Tom's thoughts on Maxed Out, click here.