JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK [BLU-RAY] (2016): "Although the first film offered pretty good entertainment, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back feels less effective. It comes with a few effective action scenes but lacks much to make it better than mediocre." Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders. Paramount, $39.99, 1/31/2017.
THE JUNGLE BOOK: DIAMOND EDITION [BLU-RAY] (1967): "Though The Jungle Book maintains a great fan base, I must admit it disappoints me. The movie boasts some charm and fun but it never coalesces into anything particularly memorable or creative." Starring Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot. Disney, $39.99, 2/11/2014.
INFERNO [BLU-RAY] (2016): "As the newest entry in the Robert Langdon series, Inferno provides decent entertainment. While the movie sputters at times, it usually delivers a fair amount of excitement – even if logic occasionally suffers." Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones. Sony, $34.99, 1/24/2017.
I AM LEGEND [BLU-RAY] (2007): "In I Am Legend, Will Smith produces arguably his finest theatrical performance. His portrayal of a lonely, haunted plague survivor carries an entire film and makes Legend much more involving and intriguing than it should be. The rest of the flick has its ups and downs, but Smith is more than enough to make it enjoyable." Starring Will Smith. Warner, $14.99, 3/18/2008.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN [BLU-RAY] (2016): "As an erotic thriller, The Girl On the Train seems neither erotic nor thrilling. Instead, it presents a sluggish, banal affair with little to sustain viewer interest." Starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson. Universal, $34.98, 1/17/2017.
XXX: 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION [BLU-RAY] (2002): "In its attempts to create a 21st century secret agent, xXx just falls flat and comes across like a lame rehash of better films. A loud and obnoxious affair, the flick tries way too hard to floor us with its 'extreme' action, but it does little more than seem inane and pointlessly flashy." Starring Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson. Sony, $19.98, 1/10/2017.
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