HARRIET [BLU-RAY] (2019): "Given the impact and importance of its subject matter, Harriet should bring a slam-dunk, hard-hitting drama. Instead, it seems toothless and without the depth and substance it needs." Starring Cyntbia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. Universal, $34.98, 1/28/2020.
HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY [BLU-RAY] (1981): "A mix of supernatural horror and over the top gore, House by the Cemetery offers a mixed bag. While it creates a decent sense of dread, the incoherent story and poor acting harm it." Starring Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco. Blue Underground, $49.95, 1/21/2020.
FAIL-SAFE: CRITERION COLLECTION [BLU-RAY] (1964): "Despite some elements that didnít age well, Fail-Safe generally provides a tight and compelling drama about the perils of the mechanized nuclear age. The film benefits from taut direction and an excellent cast, all of which help make it memorable." Starring Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau. Criterion, $39.95, 1/28/2020.
THE DILEMMA [BLU-RAY] (2011): "With noted director Ron Howard behind the camera and a top-notch cast in front of it, The Dilemma should becomes a winner. However, the film never finds a groove, so it rambles from one flat plot point to another." Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James. Universal, $9.99, 5/3/2011.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY [BLU-RAY] (2019): "Thanks to an overqualified cast, The Addams Family offers reasonable charm. Nothing about it truly excels, but it manages to become a moderately entertaining affair." Starring Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac. Universal, $34.98, 1/21/2020.
BEDTIME STORIES [BLU-RAY] (2008): "As a family comedy, Bedtime Stories has its moments, but donít expect greatness. The movie features an uneven mix of hits and misses that satisfies to a moderate degree but never quite catches fire." Starring Adam Sandler, Keri Russell. Disney, $9.99, 4/7/2009.
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