New on DVD & Blu-ray: Dec. 24-30

With Christmas just a day away, the home video industry has taken a hiatus of sorts; there’s only two releases of note this week: “Insidious: Chapter 2,” the sequel to 2010’s horror-thriller in which a family tried to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Here, the haunted […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Dec. 17-23

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: Director Gore Verbinski and actor Johnny Depp’s deconstruction of the “legend” of “The Lone Ranger” came in for some heavy bashing by a majority of film critics who all seemed to jump on the bandwagon after initial reports circulated about problems with the film. Well, the film isn’t all as bad […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Dec. 10-16

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Fast & Furious 6”: The sixth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise continues the thread established in “Fast Five” with an emphasis on heists, capers and international crime — but without sacrificing any of the fast action, street-racing and car stunts that has made the series so popular. Since Dom […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Dec. 3-9

  THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “The Smurfs 2”is a modern hybrid live action/animated equivalent of “The Three Stooges” meet “The Little Rascals” but without any of the intelligence and irony those series exhibited. In this sequel, the Smurfs must travel to Paris to rescue Smurfette from the clutches of the Naughties. The film has the […]