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DVD reviews: ‘Get Smart,’ ‘Transsiberian,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ ‘Waterworld’

Clever extra helps viewer `Get Smart’ Steve Carell slips on Maxwell Smart’s spy-spoofish paraphernalia in “Get Smart,” a silly comedy based on a decades-old TV series starring Don Adams and Barbara Feldon. Turns out the movie’s not as awful as … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D,” “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” “Zombie Strippers”

Looking at the world through two-colored glasses You want escapism, adventure, a chance to go slip-sliding away from worldly woes? Then consider immersing yourself in “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D.” The disc has a 2-D version on … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,’ ‘Mongol,’ ‘Holiday Inn,’ ‘War, Inc.’

Give ’em hell, Harrison Harrison Ford may outlive us all. Though he qualifies for Social Security, he still looks spry doing most of his own stunts in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Granted, he lumbers more … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: ‘The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration,’ ‘Leatherheads,’ ‘Sex and the City: The Movie”

“One day, I may ask you for a service…” Actor Joe Mantegna says that, for him, “The Godfather” trilogy is the Italian “Star Wars.” The American Film Institute calls “The Godfather” the second greatest American film (“Citizen Kane” ranks No. … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: ‘Made of Honor,’ ‘Young@Heart,’ ‘Speed Racer’

McDreamy and McLuscious are made `of Honor’ In Europe some years ago, I took a side trip to Ireland, expecting the Emerald Isle to look like Shangri-La. It didn’t, but Scotland did. And that country’s beauty permeates the second half … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: ‘Then She Found Me,’ ‘Married Life,’ ‘Transformers Two-Disc Special Edition’

Lost and `Found’ Other than first-time-director/star Helen Hunt’s making herself look severe, almost malnourished — so vivid on Blu-ray, it’s distracting — “Then She Found Me” is an engaging meditation on love, marriage, friendship and responsibility. Hunt, who also co-wrote … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: “Nim’s Island,” “The Counterfeiters,” “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers”

Me and my pelican Nim (Abigail Breslin), a Robinson Crusoe-ish 11-year-old, cozies up to her island pals — a sea lion, a dragon lizard and a pelican (that can carry tools) — when her scientist father (Gerard Butler) disappears at … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: “The Bank Job,” “Shutter,” “Penelope,” “College Road Trip”

Statham stars in successful “Bank Job” No, you haven’t seen so many robbery films that “The Bank Job” will seem like just another heist movie. It’s not. Out this week, the entertaining take on a real 1971 London robbery — … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: ‘Stop-Loss,’ ‘The Ruins,’ ‘The X-Files: Revelations,’ ‘The Superhero Movie,’ ‘Hybrid,’ ‘The Mummy’ sets

Post-war is hell Ryan Phillippe shows some chops in “Stop-Loss,” an insightful drama co-starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a volatile Iraq war vet who wants to return to the front, but can’t due to his instability. In her first film since … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘Dan in Real Life’

Rightly voted best film of 2007, “No Country” is like sitting on the edge of menace for two hours. The Oscar-winning Coen brothers unleash the violence with shocking suddenness, keeping some off-screen and letting it fester in the imagination. Continue reading

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