BEST F(R)IENDS [BLU-RAY] (2017-18): "Riding on the wave of fame from 2017ís The Disaster Artist, Best F(rr)iends reunites Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau. Unlike the notorious The Room, though, this film simply offers run of the mill crumminess and nothing likely to reach the status of legendary badness." Starring Greg Sestero, Tommy Wiseau. Lionsgate, $21.99, 1/22/2019.
THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES [BLU-RAY] (1966): "As a pre-Romero take on the genre, The Plague of the Zombies largely fizzles. The movie enjoys the occasional scare but too much of the story feels dull and meandering." Starring Andre Morell, Diane Clare. Shout!, $29.99, 1/15/2019.
NOTORIOUS: CRITERION COLLECTION [BLU-RAY] (1946): "Many seem to regard Notorious as one of Hitchcockís all-time great films, but I must admit I donít get its appeal. While it has its moments, I think itís too slow and lacks enough intrigue to qualify as better than average." Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman. Criterion, $39.95, 1/15/2019.
ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL [BLU-RAY] (2018): "A neutered version of Deadpool 2, Once Upon A Deadpool adds some fun material. However, the original film plays better and remains the superior cut." Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin. Fox, $29.99, 1/15/2019.
AMERICAN RENEGADES [BLU-RAY] (2018): "A caper flick that involves US military forces, American Renegades boasts some excitement potential. It never does much with its positive elements, though, so it ends up as a wholly mediocre enterprise." Starring Sullivan Stapleton, JK Simmons. Lionsgate, $21.99, 1/22/2019
UP IN THE AIR [BLU-RAY] (2018): "A twist on the time travel genre, Time Freak generally works well. Parts of it seem less successful than others, but the end result remains entertaining and clever." Starring Asa Butterfield, Sophie Turner. Lionsgate, $21.99, 1/8/2019.
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