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FROSTY THE SNOWMAN: ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS CLASSICS ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR'S EDITION [BLU-RAY]: (1969) "Frosty the Snowman endures as one of the more popular Christmas specials, but itís not one of the best. It moves briskly and has some good moments. However, it suffers from a number of flaws that make it only moderately above average." Starring Jimmy Durante. Classic Media, $29.93, 9/8/2015.
ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES [BLU-RAY]: (1971) "While not my idea of a classic, Escape from the Planet of the Apes does manage to redeem the series after the dismal Beneath the Planet of the Apes. The movie has odd stretches of logic and drags as it progresses, but it does enough right to remain entertaining." Starring Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter. Fox, $16.99, 11/4/2008.
MINIONS [BLU-RAY 3D]: (2015) "As a spinoff, Minions provides occasional entertainment, but it lacks the substance necessary to carry a full movie. The lead characters just seem too one-dimensional to maintain interest across as entire feature." Starring Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock. Universal, $49.98, 12/8/2015.
THE END OF THE TOUR [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "Parts of The End of the Tour work reasonably well, but too much of the movie seems vague and sluggish. Although it wants to be deep and insightful, instead it just comes across as lackluster." Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel. Lionsgate, $24.99, 11/3/2015.
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION [BLU-RAY - 2015 REMASTER]: (1989) "I donít think Christmas Vacation offers the worst holiday movie Iíve seen, but it seems pretty blah nonetheless. It just rehashes the same old formula and doesnít do anything particularly amusing or noteworthy." Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angeo. Warner, $19.99, 12/1/2015.
QUEEN: A NIGHT AT THE ODEON [BLU-RAY]: (1975) "By 1975, Queen had ďarrivedĒ as a major band, and A Night at the Odeon shows them in fine form. Unfortunately, it also strongly resembles a previously released concert from 1974, so it becomes more than a little redundant for fans who have the prior disc." Starring Queen. Eagle Rock Entertainment, $19.98, 11/20/2015.
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