SELMA [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "Despite a compelling story and some strong acting, Selma falls short of its goals. The movie feels too loose and scattershot to investigate its subject in more than a superficial manner, and it feels more manipulative than it needs to be." Starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson. Paramount, $39.99, 5/5/2015.
TAKEN 3 [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "Saddled by a rehashed plot and a lack of inspiration, Taken 3 never manages to involve the viewer. It feels like product that exists to propagate the franchise more than something that exists because it has a good tale to tell." Starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker. Fox, $39.99, 4/21/2015.
MIAMI BLUES [BLU-RAY]: (1990) "An odd mix of styles and tones, Miami Blues occasionally entertains. However, it seems too disjointed to become anything consistently satisfying." Starring Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Shout! Factory, $24.97, 4/28/2015.
THE PRESTIGE [BLU-RAY]: (2006) "Despite plot twists that donít come as surprises, The Prestige provides an entertaining tale of obsession and revenge. It mixes time periods and characters smoothly to keep us involved." Starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. Buena Vista, $15.99, 2/20/2007.
THE COBBLER [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "Parts of The Cobbler entertain, largely due to a fun premise. However, it goes downhill as it progresses and loses our affection along the way." Starring Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi. RLJ Entertainment, $34.97, 5/12/2015.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN [BLU-RAY]: (1969) "Something like Battle of Britain should have been right up my alley. Unfortunately, the film skimped on excitement and concentrated too much on spectacle and thinly drawn characters." Starring Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier. MGM, $19.99, 6/3/2008.
MR. TURNER [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "With slow, deliberate pacing and a lack of much overt drama, Mr. Turner will likely leave many cold. However, I think it offers a fairly involving character piece that approaches the material from an unusual but satisfying angle." Starring Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson. Sony, $34.99, 5/5/2015.
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