If you thought the three-hour film adaptation of Rent was almost unbearable, then you may find the "2-Disc Special Edition DVD available both in widescreen and fullscreen formats" ... well, let's just say, particularly masochistic. (No offense to Anthony Rapp, the gorgeous and talented Taye Diggs or his quite impressive wife, Idina Menzel.) We haven't even braved the 5 deleted scenes and additional musical performances. Washington Post staff writer Scott Vogel has more fortitude. In a review written as a tongue-in-cheek letter to the deceased Jonathan Larson, Vogel says that the movie is depressing because Rentheads have grown-up. "Four hours later, no one is in a very good mood. The general consensus: Where did our love go? To an extent, I blame this melancholy on the DVDs, which remind us in myriad ways that the times they have a-changed for good."
After many protests, Brokeback Mountain opens at one theatre in Jamaica. A local entertainment critic blames American film and movies for exporting gay culture. "Those who are ready to get excited about the arrival of Brokeback Mountain ought to recognise that gay related themes and homosexuals have become more and more prominent in movies that make it to Jamaica. Often it sneaks in through humour, but it does not always wear that disguise. "