DVD Reviews
Entourage Featured


I was not titillated.
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Black Coal, Thin Ice

There were so many twists and turns during the third act that some of them should have dispersed throughout the previous two acts.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

No, it wasn't quite the same thrill ride as the first movie — but how could it be? The "Avengers" sequel is still a CGI-enhanced corker.
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Love and Mercy

This complex, innovative biopic examines the life of Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson at two divergent points in his saga.

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"Cinderella" manages to honor the tradition of the classic animated film while adding layers of modernity and complexity.
Michiel Huisman and Blake Lively star in "The Age of Adaline," a 2015 Lionsgate release directed by Lee Toland Krieger.

The Age of Adaline

Despite the rather flat main characters — as written and performed — "The Age of Adaline" finds its footing thanks to a late-arriving Harrison Ford.

Tom Hardy stars as Mad Max Rockatansky in "Mad Max: Fury Road," a 2015 Warner Brothers film and director George Miller's long-awaited continuation of the "Mad Max" franchise,

Mad Max: Fury Road

Few films arrive with such high expectations as "Mad Max: Fury Road." Even fewer exceed them.
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I Am Chris Farley

An insightful, affecting portrait of a misunderstood comedy giant who left us too soon.

Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon star in "Hot Pursuit," a 2015 buddy action-comedy directed by Anne Fletcher and distributed by Warner Brothers.

Hot Pursuit

“Hot Pursuit” does a grave disservice to buddy cop movies. And films starring women. And female directors. An early front-runner for worst movie of the year.
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An innovative low-budget horror film in which the ghost in the machine invades some teens' virtual hangout.

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Chocolate City

"Magic Mike" with a little chocolate. That's not only how I would describe the movie, but that's how even the movie describes the movie.
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The Divergent Series: Insurgent

It may be a cut-rate ripoff of "The Hunger Games," but I still prefer the "Divergent" series for its mixture of fun and danger.

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Animated movies are so outstanding these days that merely-good flicks like "Home" have the patina of disappointment about them.
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New to View: July 21

Daniel Day-Lewis's breakthrough performance in "My Beautiful Laundrette" & "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" lead the week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases.