MAD MAX: COLLECTOR'S EDITION [BLU-RAY]: (1979) "Though undeniably influential, I donít think Mad Max offeres a terrific film experience. The flick has its moments and I can definitely see its impact on later movies but the flick itself seems unspectacular." Starring Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel. Shout! Factory, $19.97, 5/6/2015.
HALL AND OATES: LIVE IN DUBLIN [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "If you hope to find top-notch Hall and Oates from Live In Dublin, youíll encounter disappointment. While professional, the performance lacks much spirit and seems fairly lackluster." Starring Daryl Hall, John Oates. Eagle Rock Entertainment, $19.98, 3/31/2015.
THE THIN BLUE LINE [BLU-RAY]: (1988) "While The Thin Blue Line remains a seminal documentary, I canít say it did a lot for me. I think director Errol Morrisís later works seem more satisfying than this spotty examination of a murder." Starring Randall Adams, David Harris. Criterion, $39.95, 3/24/2015.
AFTER THE SUNSET [BLU-RAY]: (2004) "With a successful director and a roster of reasonably strong actors behind it, After the Sunset could have become a lively and engaging little romp. Unfortunately, it canít balance its various attempts at lightness and drama, and these make it a dull, tedious effort." Starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek. New Line, $14.97, 4/7/2015.
HOOP DREAMS: CRITERION COLLECTION [BLU-RAY]: (1994) "As a documentary, Hoop Dreams succeeds due to the way it tells its story. The film offers an absorbing take on its subjects and benefits from the subdued, even-handed manner it relates its information." Starring William Gates, Arthur Agee. Criterion, $39.95, 3/31/2015.
MONSTER'S BALL [BLU-RAY]: (2001) "I wanted to like Monsterís Ball and honestly thought I would, as I often find a lot of merit in this sort of dark tale. However, the movie revels in its misery and fails to deliver a realistic or involving experience. Instead, it suffers from heavy-handed storytelling and excessive simplicity." Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry. Lions Gate, $9.99, 11/4/08.
THE WONDER YEARS: SEASON TWO: (1988-89) "Fans will debate what era of The Wonder Years fared best, but Season Two seems like a good candidate. It covers the charactersí formative years in a fun, compelling manner." Starring Fred Savage, Danica McKellar. Time-Life, $39.95, 2/3/2015.
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