New on DVD & Blu-ray: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Red 2”: This sequel to 2010’s surprise hit “Red,” which chronicled the antics of a group of former black-ops agents who were marked for assassination by a new breed of much-younger agents, doesn’t nearly match up to the original. Returning are Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren, who […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Nov. 19-25

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “The World’s End”: If you’re familiar with the work of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), you can jump right in and enjoy “The World’s End” without any doubts as to its pedigree. If you’re new to the trio, you may have to sit […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Nov. 12-18

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Frances Ha”: Director Noah Baumbach has a knack for taking the mundane detritus of everyday life and weaving it into fascinating cinematic journeys, beginning with the all-too-talky “Kicking and Screaming” (1995) through the depressing but intensely honest and real “The Squid and the Whale” (2005) through “Greenberg” (2010) and now “Frances […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Nov. 5-11

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: Every once in awhile a high concept idea bubbles up in Hollywood that’s so good that, in the same year — sometimes only a few months apart — two “copycat” movies on the same or similar themes get made. Such was the case in 1998 with “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” and […]