GRANDMA [BLU-RAY] (2015): "Given the talent involved, I hoped Grandma would become an interesting character journey. Unfortunately, it tends to seem one-note never develops much of interest." Starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner. Sony, $34.99, 2/9/2016.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK [BLU-RAY] (1959): "The Diary of Anne Frank takes on an important subject but only provides an occasionally effective examination. While the movie clearly has some terrific moments, it also falls flat at times and seems too erratic to be a thorough winner." Starring Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters. Fox, $34.99, 6/16/2009.
BRIDGE OF SPIES [BLU-RAY] (2015): "Professional and dignified, Bridge of Spies offers a solid period drama. While I canít claim the movie dazzled me, it gave me a fully engaging slice of history." Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance. Touchstone, $39.99, 2/2/2016.
THE LAST WITCH HUNTER [BLU-RAY] (2015): "Perhaps a more talented filmmaker couldíve made something interesting out of The Last Witch Hunter, but director Breck Eisner lacks the skills to accomplish that feat. Instead, he creates a slow, plodding flick without any excitement or drama." Starring Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood. Summit Entertainment, $39.99, 2/2/2016.
CRIMSON PEAK [BLU-RAY] (2015): "Guillermo del Toro displays his usual visual flair with Crimson Peak but he fails to create an interesting story or characters. This leaves us with an attractive film that lacks much drama or intrigue." Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain. Universal, $34.98, 2/9/2016.
THE CROW [BLU-RAY] (1994): "I liked The Crow and thought it displayed more style and verve than it probably should have, but the movie didnít do much else to stand out from the genre. Nonetheless, itís a good flick that generally worked well." Starring Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott. Lionsgate, $9.99, 10/18/2011.
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