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'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch' slinks onto home video

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Posted at 7:16 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 09:16:02-05

Here are this week's hottest home video releases. Find them on disc, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play.

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

Parents, you can finally give the 2000 live-action Jim Carrey remake a break. The new animated film follows the spirit of the 1966 animated short to tell the definitive version of the Dr. Seuss tale. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the green, Christmas-swiping goon with sinister delight, and Pharrell Williams and Rashida Jones also lend their voices. A joyous, often sardonically funny film, "The Grinch" connects with adults and children alike. Sixy minutes of extras include an interactive Whoville map, a trio of mini-movies, a drawing tutorial and a yule log video you can play indefinitely.

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Claire Foy takes on a role unlike anything she's ever attempted, slipping into the skin of vengeful tech wizard Lisbeth Salander in this cyberpunk thriller. Director Fede Alvarez adds panache to the fourth book in the acclaimed series, spinning a complicated tale of global intrigue, ghosts from Lisbeth's past and breakneck action sequences. For my full review, click here. Extras include a deep dive into Foy's process of taking ont he role, as well as eight deleted scenes with commentaries and four making-of featurettes.

Reign of the Supermen

This adaptation of the mid-1990s comic story arc captures the page-turning frenzy of one of the wildest and most devastating Superman tales to hit print. Following the death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday, several imposters emerge to take his place. As the Supermen jockey for power and influence -- with megalomaniac Lex Luthor and others pulling the strings -- Metropolis plunges into chaos. Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn provide voice work. Extras include spotlights on Luthor, a "Superman: The Animated Series" episode and a sneak peek at "Justice League vs. The Fatal Five."

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