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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Transcendence,’ ‘Sabotage,’ ‘Heaven is for Real’ and ‘The Single Mom’s Club’
Home video releases typically slow during Christmas and New Year’s week, but the days leading up to the holidays are jam-packed. That means we have a host of newcomers this week, and they range from a new take on the Lone Ranger to a dark drama centered on child abduction.
The latest collaboration between actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton leads this week’s crop of home video releases.
It’s a slow week for home video, with no wide-release theatrical films making their way to the small screen. That’s not such a bad thing, however, because it allows me to spotlight two noteworthy independent projects.
Video Verdict: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,’ ‘Bad Teacher,’ ‘Red State,’ ‘Monte Carlo’
This week’s major home video releases range from a risqué R-rated comedy featuring Cameron Diaz to the latest installment of the uber-popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
It’s an outstanding week on home video, as a number of memorable theatrical releases are transitioning to the small screen. These include an animated movie with the voice talents of Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher, a broad comedy featuring Russell Brand and a thriller starring Matthew McConaughey.
Both of this week’s major home video releases offer new interpretations of time-tested stories.
This week’s DVD releases are anchored by Heath Ledger’s last feature film and a wonderful comedy starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
This week’s DVD releases include two of the better films of 2009, and they target completely different audiences.