THE ART OF THE STEAL [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "While The Art of the Steal wears its influences on its sleeve, it delivers far too much entertainment for me to fret over its lack of originality. Buoyed by a strong cast and brisk pacing, this turns into a fun ride." Starring Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon. Anchor Bay, $29.99, 5/6/2014.
KILL BILL - VOLUME ONE [BLU-RAY]: (2003) "I donít know if Kill Bill Volume 1 lived up to six years of expectations, but it provided a satisfying stew nonetheless. The movie mixed many different formats but held them together surprisingly well to create a distinctive action flick." Starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu. Lionsgate, $14.99, 4/26/2011.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - THE MARKED ONES [BLU-RAY]: (2000) "Does Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones improve on its predecessors? Yup. Does that make it a good movie? Nope. While it comes with a few effective moments, much of the film meanders and leaves us without much drama." Starring Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz. Paramount, $39.99, 4/8/2014.
UNBREAKABLE [BLU-RAY]: (2000) "M. Night Shyamalanís follow-up to his smash hit The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable doesnít work quite as well, but it still accomplishes its goals. We get an involving variation on the superhero genre with nice twists along the way." Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson. Buena Vista, $20.00, 4/1/2008.
LABOR DAY [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "Contrived and borderline moronic, Labor Day wastes talented cast and crew. It becomes a dull, silly romance packed with so many dopey moments that it becomes a near-constant dud." Starring Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet. Paramount, $39.99, 4/29/2014.
FRIDAY THE 13TH - PART 6 - JASON LIVES - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION [BLU-RAY]: (1986) "One of the seriesí weakest efforts, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives feels like an awkward attempt to make it something itís not. It looks as though they wanted to give it more of a Nightmare on Elm Street vibe and seems too goofy and inane to deliver the requisite scares." Starring Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke. Paramount, $125.99, 9/13/2013.
WAR OF THE WORLDS - GOLIATH [BLU-RAY 3D]: (2014) "Despite a cool premise, War of the Worlds: Goliath canít develop into anything more than predictable action. It suffers from lethargic storytelling and one-dimensional characters as it sputters from start to finish." Starring Peter Wingfield, Adrian Paul. Anderson Digital, $20.99, 4/1/2014.
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