THE SCREENING ROOM

ON DVD: The Three Stooges, Friends With Kids, Gene Kelly, The Beats, And More!

 

What do the Beat poets, a trio of slapstick knuckleheads, musicals with umbrellas, and witty female filmmakers have in common? Yep, they’re all coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week! Looking back in time, the documentary The Beat Hotel (above) revisits the mostly queer poets of the Beat Era, while the Farrelly Brothers’ surprisingly funny reboot of The Three Stooges sees Sean Hayes stepping into Larry’s curly wig, and the effervescent Singin’ In The Rain gets a sparkling 60th anniversary Blu-ray release. And fast-forwarding to the present day, Jennifer Westfeldt, of lesbian rom-com Kissing Jessica Stein fame, returns with a comedy about, well, Friends With Kids.