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Movie Review: New on DVD

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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Considering the options at the megaplex, it may be wise to stay in this weekend and rent a movie. Here's a list of what's out: 


Now, if you want to see a RoboCop concept…Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star in this sci-fi story about the haves versus the have-nots.

Captain Phillips

Quickly becoming known as Tom Hanks’ Oscar snub, this mildly entertaining film about Somali pirates hijacking a U.S. freighter is worth seeing for the acting alone.


Now, you may recall I did not care for this child-abduction thriller. However, at home, you can fast-forward through the brutal, unnecessary middle 30 minutes, and actually end up with a pretty entertaining film.

Bad Grandpa

A Borat-style comedy from the Jackass boys. It’s juvenile. It’s also very funny.

Enders Game/ Kick-Ass 2/ Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

If you have a 10- to 14-year-old living at home, any of these will do.

About Time

This was a film that was pretty much overlooked. I guess it’s hard to get much traction with a time-travel romance. Nevertheless, this was a charming, funny, very well-acted little film—definitely worth a rental.

Blue Jasmine

This is your chance to see Cate Blanchett’s Oscar turn in this wonderful modern retelling of A Streetcar Named Desire.

The Spectacular Now

This almost is a darker version of the '80s classic, Say Anything. A troubled high school boy (Miles Teller) fights his demons with the help of an innocent, beautiful classmate (Shailene Woodley). 

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