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Top 5 DVDs: Jack Black steals hearts in Bernie

Jenna Milly is a screenwriter. She co-created the TBS microseries "Gillian in Georgia." She earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Sh...

A murderous mortician makes for No. 1

Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine star in this quirky crime drama about a murdering mortician and his latest victim. Grab an arm and get ready for fall with our top-five list of DVD/Blu-ray rentals this week.

Bernie

No. 1 – Bernie

Jack Black plays a small town mortician who kills a wealthy older woman, played by Shirley MacLaine, and has the most complicated of times trying to cover up the murder by pretending she's still alive.

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

Movie review: Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine make for a wonderful odd couple in Bernie >>

No. 2 – The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again, and this time he's playing a disillusioned leader to a fictitious country. When his search for democracy lands him in New York without a passport, this general-turned-immigrant gets a taste of his own medicine.

Rotten Tomatoes: 58%

Movie review: Satire king enjoys the Arab Spring in The Dictator >>  

No. 3 – Chimpanzee

Narrated by Tim Allen, Chimpanzee is the story of a 3-year-old orphan chimpanzee who gets separated from his family and must find a home. Heartwarming to say the least!

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

Movie review: Rumble in the jungle as you watch a baby find a family in Chimpanzee >>

No. 4 – A Separation

This subtitled drama set in contemporary Iran won the Oscar for best foreign language film. Simin is a woman who wants to leave Iran, but in order to do that she must take her husband with her. When he refuses, she tries to get a divorce. Things only get more complicated when her request is denied.

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

No. 5 – Bonsai

A young writer lies about his ability to write to try to win the girl of his dreams. Diego Noguera and Nathalia Galgani co-star in this quirky foreign film.

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Photo credit: Millennium Entertainment
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