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Heartland: Trivia Night

An unpleasant comedy that struggles to be dark as it looks at individuals who live in the world of competitive trivia.
Stanley Tucci (center) and Tony Shalhoub (right) play bickering brothers running a restaurant — while busboy Cristiano (Marc Anthony) toils away — in 1996's "Big Night," a comedy drama from the Samuel Goldwyn Company.

Class of 1996: ‘Big Night’

A food film that also understands the push & pull, the pains & pleasures, and the insistent call of “the American dream” without speechifying or simplifying.

New to View: Sept. 27 Update

A Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart comedy, Blake Lively versus a shark and the big-screen adaptation of "Warcraft" lead this week's new Blu-ray & DVD releases.

New to View: Sept. 20

"Neighbors 2," a 25th-anniversary edition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" & Val Lewton's "Cat People" Criterion Collection edition lead this week's releases.

Gunrunners David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) fist-bump after delivering some Berettas to Iraq in "War Dogs," a 2016 comedy-drama from Warner Brothers.

War Dogs

Feels like a Martin Scorsese LEGO set, down to a Jonah Hill minifig with articulated middle fingers you can raise. Without him, "War Dogs" would be useless.
Brenda (Kristen Wiig), Frank (Seth Rogen), Sammy Bagel Jr. and Vash (David Krumholtz) face a threat in "Sausage Party," a 2016 Sony Pictures release directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan.

Sausage Party

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's "Book of Mormon" moment — a marvelously animated, ecumenically equal-opportunity offender with hope, heart, humor, heroism & heft.

"Bad Moms" (2016) starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathyrn Hahn, is a new comedy written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, writers of "The Hangover."

Bad Moms

"Bad Moms," starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathyrn Hahn is an authentic, absurd and funny movie from the writers of "The Hangover."
Charlie (Jeff Daniels) and Audrey (Melanie Griffith) put on a good show for her mother in "Something Wild," a 1986 Orion Pictures release directed by Jonathan Demme.

Class of 1986: ‘Something Wild’

One of Jonathan Demme's masterworks — just spiky enough to draw blood and an uncommonly gripping romance about rebellion, reinvention … and maybe redemption.