These days, it seems like all the bad guys in the world have it in for America. Thankfully, someone is always looking out for us, whether they're dynamic marionettes or top-secret teenagers. Both these films have lots of fun with the spy movie genre. D.E.B.S. (Sony; Movie •••, Picture/Sound •••½, Extras ••) is aimed squarely at family audiences.
<I>Avoid a Blue Tuesday by capping off your holiday weekend plans with the end of the world! Whether we will become extinct as a species from within or without is the subject of two movies on DVD, one an environmental-disaster flick of dubious distinction, the other a classic loosely based on the Victorian novel that in turn has inspired a current remake. Thomas J. Norton and Fred Manteghian report on 2004's </I>The Day After Tomorrow: All Access Collector's Edition<I> and 1953's </I>The War of the Worlds.