THE PHENOM [BLU-RAY] (2016): "Though it covers fairly well-trodden territory, The Phenom gives the material enough depth to succeed. The movie comes with solid performances and becomes a compelling character portrait." Starring Johnny Simmons, Paul Giamatti. RLJ Entertainment, $29.97, 8/30/2016.
SUPER 8 [BLU-RAY] (2011): "An homage to the classic Spielberg movies of the Seventies and Eighties, Super 8 displays its influences without any sense of its own vision. We get little more than a collection of references to other flicks without much to bring them together in a coherent, involving narrative." Starring Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning. Paramount, $14.98, 11/22/2011.
ME BEFORE YOU [BLU-RAY] (2016): "Given its focus on a permanently disabled lead, Me Before You offers an unusual take on the romantic drama. Unfortunately, it comes with an ugly viewpoint and creates an unlikeable tale." Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin. Warner, $24.99, 8/30/2016.
BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY [BLU-RAY] (2001): "Bridget Jonesís Diary isnít an esoteric female comedy - itís just plain funny. Itís a good chick flick, with an interesting, well-paced story and authentic, likable characters." Starring Renťe Zellweger, Hugh Grant. Lionsgate, $14.98, 7/19/2011.
THE NICE GUYS [BLU-RAY] (2016): "Although a good cast gives it some spark, The Nice Guys falls short of expectations. The story becomes too muddled and the script worries more about quirks than clear development." Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling. Warner, $24.95, 8/23/2016.
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH [BLU-RAY] (1956): "I like Alfred Hitchcockís work enough to find some merit in 1956's The Man Who Knew Too Much, but I nonetheless donít regard it as a particularly interesting offering. It moves slowly and rarely becomes as involving and intriguing as expected." Starring James Stewart, Doris Day. Universal, $19.98, 8/6/2013.
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