DVD Reviews
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Alice Through the Looking Glass

It died a quick death at the box office, but "Alice Through the Looking Glass" is a charming, colorful romp that exceeds the original.

The Legend of Tarzan

A confusing addition to the ape-man oeuvre until you realize its true mold is the 1981 softcore version starring Bo Derek. Except here we're ogling the guy.


X-Men: Apocalypse

A bit overlong and overstuffed with unnecessary distractions, but "X-Men: Apocalypse" ably continues the mutant superhero saga.
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The Shallows

“The Shallows” won’t linger in your memory, but it should keep you entertained.


Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition

The Disney classic kicked off a golden age of animation, and 25 years later it looks better than ever.
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Captain America: Civil War

"Captain America: Civil War" is the sort of super-hero movie that hits its marks and gives you everything you expected but offers no surprises or boldness.

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows J.K. Simmons, left, and Susan Sarandon in a scene from "The Meddler." (Jaimie Trueblood/Sony Pictures Classics via AP)

The Meddler

Susan Sarandon anchors this funny/romantic story about a neurotic mother who blasts past all boundaries.
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The Jungle Book

A pleasing mix of old and new, "The Jungle Book" is a fine family film with CGI action and just enough musical numbers.

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Maggie’s Plan

A smart and sharp comedy with a streak of insightful social commentary, “Maggie’s Plan” is about the conflicting choices young women face these days.
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The Angry Birds Movie

A generic jumble of fart jokes and zippy pratfalls, "The Angry Birds Movie" is just sheer brute lazy moviemaking.

Confirmation - featured


Though it amounts to little more than picking at old scabs, "Confirmation" boasts fine lead performances that give dimension to Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas.
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Sing Street

A story about Ireland, rock 'n' roll, abusive priests, divorcing parents, bullies, warm-hearted brothers and loving a girl way out of your league.

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Elvis & Nixon

A smart and sly take on a bit of kooky history, explored with humor and a surprising amount of insight into two iconic men’s troubled souls.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Except for Ben Affleck's brooding, self-doubting Batman and Gal Gadot's muscular presence, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a disaster.