A busy week meant no Tuesday update, so to compensate, I put up four reviews for Thursday. Double the reviews, double the... something?
DAPHNE & VELMA [BLU-RAY] (2018): "A prequel that focuses on the Scooby-Doo seriesí females, Daphne & Velma works better than one might expect, as it comes with occasional mirth and life. However, it lacks consistency and can seem too scattershot." Starring Sally Jeffery, Sarah Gilman. Warner, $24.99, 5/22/2018.
WINCHESTER [BLU-RAY] (2018): "Even with talent like Helen Mirren involved, Winchester stands as nothing more than a trite, predictable haunted house tale. It uses all the old tropes and fails to create a fresh horror experience." Starring Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke. Lionsgate, $39.99, 5/1/2018.
PUSS IN BOOTS [BLU-RAY] (2011): "An extension of the Shrek franchise, Puss In Boots fails to capture any magic. It moves at a slow pace and lacks the life and story development it needs to succeed." Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek. Dreamworks, $14.98, 2/24/2012.
THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR [BLU-RAY 3D] (2014): "As a spotlight for minor Madagascar characters, Penguins of Madagascar offers intermittent entertainment and no more. The 3D version adds lots of fun effects and information, all of which make the experience more enjoyable." Starring Tom McGrath, Chris Miller. Fox, $19.99, 3/17/2015.>
THE MATRIX [4K UHD] (1999): "Arguably the most influential film of the 1990s, The Matrix holds up well after almost 20 years and two sequels. The 4K UHD delivers picture and audio that make the film shine better than ever." Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne. Warner, $41.99, 5/22/2018.
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL [BLU-RAY 3D] (2013): "Oz the Great and Powerful wonít make anyone forget The Wizard of Oz, but it offers its own riff on the characters and situations, and it does so in a fun, creative manner. The 3D version delivers a great visual impact that adds to the film." Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis. Disney, $19.98, 6/11/2013.
WILD AT HEART: COLLECTOR'S EDITION [BLU-RAY] (1990): "Like most David Lynch films, Wild at Heart will polarize viewers, though I imagine it taxes the patience of even the most dedicated fans. Random, pointless and rambling, the film veers heavily into self-parody territory." Starring Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern. Shout, $29.99, 5/22/2018.
THE WIZARD OF OZ [BLU-RAY 3D] (1939): "Even as a bitter, hateful adult, I continue to find The Wizard of Oz enchanting and delightful. The 3D visuals offer a bit of depth and pizzazz, but the conversion doesn't add a lot to the experience." Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger. Warner, $19.99, 10/1/2013.
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