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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 22, 2011 SHOT IN THE DARK (DVD) HBO Home Entertainment Shot in the Dark is the emotionally charged, true- life journey of acclaimed ac- tor Adrian Grenier (pre-En- tourage) as he reconnects with his estranged father after 20 years of separation. Adrian's highly personal quest begins witti a remark- able series of interviews of fathers and sons -- from his fellow New Yorkers to male role models from his past and present. With this founda- tion, Adrian seeks out the importance of fatherhood, and to define himself as a man, ultimately bringing him face to face with his own biological father, John. After this encounter, a candid talk with his mother, and a pow- erful revelation about his parents' separation, Adrian must embrace a new mean- ing of the word "family" and .ultimately realize with it is to find the father within himself. (1 hr. 25 mins.) ELEKTRA LUXX (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment What's a pregnant porn goddess to do? Well, if you're legendary adult film star Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino) you decide to quit the indus- try, take a job as a 'sexology' instructor at the community college, and look forward to your new life with your baby. Except, that may not happen quite yet -- not until she wrestles with a solicitous bride-to-be, an obsessed • • •  [ fronts real-life issues with • : good humor and grace. • I Includes 24 episodes and • 8-hours of fun! clEWS i] IMMIGRATION TANGORussian , lg L u] • (DVD) • .... more than meets the eye Lionsgate • Elena (Elika Portnoy) is a • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ,mm.-ran  .,v-n - web streamer, a studly pri- vate investigator, a clothing- challenged neighbor, and a criminal twin sister. It's one hysterical ride with plenty of uninhibited comedy along the way. (1 hr. 40 mins.) BARNEY'S VERSION (Blu-ray + DVD) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment The story of the politically incorrect life of Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti), who meets the love of his life at his wedding -- and she is not the bride. A candid con- fessional told from Barney's point of view, the film spans three decades and two con- tinents, taking us through the different acts of his unusual history. There is his first wife Clara (Rachelle Lefevre), a flagrantly un- faithful free spirit; his sec- ond wife Mrs. Panofsky (Minnie Driver), a wealthy Jewish Princess and his third wife, Miriam (Rosa- mund Pike), the mother of his two children and his true love. With his father, Izzy (Dustin Hoffman) as his sidekick, Barney takes us through his long and gloriously full life, played out on a grand scale. (2 hrs. 14 rains.) BENDING ALL THE RULES (DVD) Lionsgate Smart, sexy and free-spir- ited, Kenna (Colleen Porch) drifts from one boyfriend to the next, leaving any rela- tionship that threatens to distract her from her dream: having an exhibition of her photography. But just as Kenna is offered her first show, her cool and casual personal life turns hot and heavy! Suddenly, two very special and very different men are pursuing Kenna. Jeff (Bradley Cooper) is a sensitive, struggling DJ; and Martin (David Gaff), a slick and powerful businessman. As Jeff and Martin wage a fierce and funny battle for Kenna's attention, Kenna begins to wonder if she can't have both love and success -- by Bending All the Rules. (I hr. 27 rains.) THE BEST OF SESAME STREET SPOOFS VOL. I & 2 (2-DVD) Warner Home Video Sesame Street has always focused on ABCs and 123s, but what happens when the Muppets on the Street be- come "Mad, Mad Men" teach- ing emotions on Madison Avenue, or emergency room doctors helping letters in "A's Anatomy?" Hilarity ensues! Education mixes with enter- tainment in this special set that includes both recent favorites like "30 Rocks," "Preschool Musical" and "True Mud," as well as old school classics -- "Hill Street Twos," "Hey Food," and "Twin Beaks." All the best Sesame Street Spoofs on one disc. TYLER PERRY'S HOUSE OF PAYNE: VOL. 8 (3-DVD) Lionsgate Millions of fans have made this series from Tyler Perry one of the most beloved family comedies ever. Now, in Volume Eight, the Payne's are back in the house that laughter built. This fun filled collection finds Pops nearly down to his last good nerve, as son Calvin, nephew C.J. and C.J.'s kids, Malik and Jazmine are up to their old tricks. Leave it to Ella, Pop's ever-loyal wife, to smooth things out in this inspiring series that con- in Miami who meets the handsome Carlos (Carlos Leon) from Colombia. They embark on what seems like the perfect relationship -- until both learn their visas are set to expire. Elena and Carlos devise a plan to get their green cards by swap- ping partners with their best friends, Betty {Ashley Wolfe) and Mike (McCaleb Burnett). But the four friends get more than they bargained for as they test the limits of love -- and the law -- in this flirty, surprise- filled comedy with a modem, multicultural twist. (I hrs. 32 rains.) • Stirpe Nostra (Continued from Page 2) never considered to be a man of great courage. He was of average height, bow- legged, and slightly femi- nine in the care of his per- son. His body hairs had been plucked out and he wore a wig. 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