DO THE RIGHT THING: CRITERION COLLECTION [BLU-RAY] (1989): "After 30 years, Do the Right Thing remains provocative and gripping. Despite some flaws, it’s still Spike Lee’s best movie, and it keeps that title without much argument." Starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello. Criterion, $39.95, 7/23/2019.
THE BEST OF ENEMIES [BLU-RAY] (2019): "Despite a compelling story at its core, The Best of Enemies only occasionally connects, and it works mainly due to a strong cast. As a film, it lacks depth and embraces too many clichés." Starring Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell. Universal, $34.98, 7/2/2019.
FM [BLU-RAY] (1978): "Packed with classic songs, FM boasts a remarkable soundtrack. Otherwise, the film fizzles, as it delivers a limp take on the radio industry circa the late 1970s." Starring Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan. Arrow, $39.95, 7/2/2019.
CHILD'S PLAY 2 [BLU-RAY] (1990): "In terms of horror sequels, I’ve seen many efforts weaker than Child’s Play 2, as it manages to give us a bit of entertainment. Unfortunately, it fails to develop anything fresh and it often feels like a rehash of the prior film." Starring Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter. Universal, $9.99, 8/28/2018.
TITANS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON [BLU-RAY] (2018): "A dark take on the youthful superhero squad, Season One of Titans proves largely satisfying. The year doesn’t totally succeed, but it becomes a good collection of episodes." Starring Teagan Croft, Brenton Thwaites. Warner, $29.98, 7/16/2019.
SHAZAM [4K UHD] (2019): "Silly and erratic, Shazam never finds a good path for itself. The 4K UHD brings a reasonable upgrade compared to the Blu-ray." Starring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel. Warner, $44.95, 7/16/2019.
CRITTERS ATTACK [BLU-RAY] (2019): "After 27 years, a minor horror series relaunches via 2019’s Critters Attack. Unfortunately, the franchise returns with a thud, as this cheap, lifeless effort fails to deliver any thrills or fun." Starring Tashiana Washington, Dee Wallace. Warner, $24.98, 7/23/2019.
APOLLO 11 [BLU-RAY] (2019): "One of the landmark events in human history, Apollo 11 gives us a first-person view of the 1969 Moon landing. I can quibble with some story-telling choices, but the amazing quality of the footage overrules most concerns." Starring Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins. Universal, $34.98, 5/14/2019.
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