It’s a slow week for home video, and the only major theatrical release moving to the big screen is a sports drama starring Kevin Costner.
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Two lightweight-but-nonetheless-enjoyable thrillers anchor this week’s home video releases.
Video Verdict: ‘The Monuments Men,’ ‘Pompeii,’ ‘Vampire Academy,’ ‘About Last Night,’ ‘3 Days to Kill’
A clever animated film, a quirky drama and a big-budget superhero movie anchor this week’s home video releases.
We’re entering a slow period for home video, as no major theatrical releases made their way to the small screen this week. Fortunately a well-made TV movie stepped up to fill the void.
When a political film hits theaters during a presidential election year, the hope is for a thoughtful piece that encourages viewers to more thoroughly examine the American political process. Alas, we’ve been saddled with “Swing Vote.”
Despite problems — detailed later — the premise behind “Swing Vote” could be fun. Through a fluke precipitated by a precocious child and inept election officials, one working-class guy is allowed to decide the fate of a U.S. presidential election.
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