THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX [BLU-RAY] (1939): "Despite a typically dynamic performance from Bette Davis, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex never becomes much more than mediocre. It comes with potential positives but it seems too dull and superficial." Starring Bette Davis, Errol Flynn. Warner, $21.99, 5/18/2021.
PREDATOR 2 [4K UHD] (1990): "A lively and generally exciting little action flick, Predator 2 doesn’t do anything to redefine the genre, but it works well as a whole. It seems consistently more satisfying than the disappointing original movie, and it contains enough solid thrills to make it a success." Starring Danny Glover, Gary Busey. Fox, $54.99, 12/18/2018.
BACHELOR IN PARADISE [BLU-RAY] (1961): "As a 1960s version of a vaguely smutty – but only vaguely – style of 'adult comedy', Bachelor in Paradise lacks much value beyond curiosity. Bob Hope seems miscast as a suave ladies man and the movie can’t find other ways to prosper." Starring Bob Hope, Lana Turner. Warner, $21.99, 5/11/2021.
BETTER OFF DEAD [BLU-RAY] (1985): "If you want an extreme example of 1980s comedy trends, the massively dated Better Off Dead provides a clear lesson. If you want a funny, entertaining movie, look elsewhere." Starring John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers. Paramount, $16.99, 8/2/2011.
JUSTICE SOCIETY: WORLD WAR II [4K UHD] (2021): "As an 'alternate universe' adventure, Justice Society: World War II mostly offers a fun experience. It lacks much depth and would fare better at a longer running time, but it still turns into a lively tale." Starring Matt Bomer, Stana Katic. Warner, $39.98, 5/11/2021.
THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL [BLU-RAY] (2008): "Although I expected a sappy chick flick, The Other Boleyn Girl instead provided a crisp and dark view of 16th century society. Bolstered by some fine performances, the movie keeps us interested and entertained." Starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson. Sony, $9.99, 6/10/2008.
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