Now that we're in December, it's time for me to pester viewers the same way I did through all November. Go to our special holiday page, dadgummit!
SUICIDE SQUAD [BLU-RAY] (2016): "An extension of the DC superhero universe, Suicide Squad presents a decidedly lackluster adventure. Even with a slew of interesting characters, the movie proceeds in a sluggish way and fails to deliver real excitement." Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie. Warner, $35.99, 12/13/2016.
THE HOLLARS [BLU-RAY] (2016): "A fairly trite family drama, The Hollars lacks real highs. While it boasts a fine cast, it comes with too much of a “been there, done that” vibe via the stale story and characters." Starring John Krasinski, Anna Kendrick. Sony, $30.99, 12/6/2016.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS [BLU-RAY 3D] (2016): "Buoyed by strong work from its voice actors, The Secret Life of Pets becomes a fun animated adventure. It offers just enough wit and charm to succeed – especially if you can take advantage of the winning 3D version." Starring Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet. Universal, $44.98, 12/6/2016.
STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES [BLU-RAY] (1973-74): "When you hear about Star Trek: The Animated Series, you immediately fear the worst. In truth, however, Animated offers a surprisingly effective and intelligent series." Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Paramount, $57.99, 11/15/2016.
THE B.F.G. [BLU-RAY] (2016): "Anyone who hopes The BFG will recapture the glory of ET the Extraterrestrial will encounter severe disappointment. Dull, slow and joyless, the movie lacks any of the earlier classic’s magic." Starring Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance. Disney, $39.99, 11/29/2016.
C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD [BLU-RAY] (1989): "A sequel in name only, CHUD II: Bud the Chud fizzles in all possible ways. Stupid, witless and inane, the movie offers no entertainment value." Starring Gerrit Graham, Brian Robbins. Lionsgate, $34.97, 11/22/2016.
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