COCO [4K UHD] (2017): "One of the lesser Pixar films, Coco boasts excellent production values but its story feels rehashed. As good as the Blu-ray looks, the 4K UHD tops it with a jaw-dropping visual presentation." Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. Disney, $44.99, 2/27/2018.
LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER [4K UHD] (2001): "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider may be the most successful movie based on a videogame ever made, but it doesnít take much for that crown, and Raider only fitfully entertains. While not a stellar visual presentation, the 4K upgrades the Blu-ray." Starring Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, $31.99, 2/27/2018.
IMAGES [BLU-RAY] (1972): "Given that Images came out during Robert Altmanís 'classic run' during the 1970s, one might expect a semi-classic. Instead, we get a plodding, inconsistent stab at a psychological thriller that runs far too long for its own good." Starring Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois. Arrow, $39.95, 3/20/2018.
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG - EXTENDED EDITION [BLU-RAY 3D] (2013): "As the second chapter in a trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug does fairly well for itself. Shot on native cameras, the 3D version offers an involving way to watch the film." Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman. New Line, $39.99, 11/4/2014.
HANGMAN [BLU-RAY] (2017): "From its opening scene until the end credits roll, Hangman offers a truly terrible piece of work. Even with some good actors, the movie fails to find a groove, so it becomes a ridiculous, clumsy tale with no tension or drama." Starring Al Pacino, Karl Urban. Lionsgate, $21.99, 2/27/2018.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY - EXTENDED EDITION [BLU-RAY 3D] (2012): "The movieís 'Extended Edition' delivers a mild variation on the theatrical cut thatís fun to see but doesnít substantially alter/improve the original. I do enjoy the 3D presentation, as it adds real punch to the proceedings." Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman. New Line, $39.98, 11/5/2013.
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