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'Holmes and Watson' sleuth their way to home video

Hot on Home Video
Posted: 7:45 AM, Apr 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-09 14:50:22Z

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

Holmes & Watson

Unfairly bashed by critics who couldn't grasp the slyly satirical vibe of the material, "Holmes & Watson" works as a madcap sendup of the Sherlock Holmes mythos, with brothers-from-different-mothers Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly bringing back their "Step Brothers" chemistry to play the detective and sidekick. Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes and Rob Brydon round out the supporting cast of the scattershot but occasionally hilarious comedy. Extras include featurettes on the leads' relationship, cast interviews and several deleted scenes. There are also outtakes that show improvised lines that didn't make the final cut.

Welcome to Marwen

In one of his strangest roles to date, Steve Carell plays renowned photographer Mark Hogancamp, a violent crime victim who copes with his mental wounds by wearing women's shoes and escaping to a fantasy realm in which Allied troops and spies contend with Nazi forces. Director Robert Zemeckis aims for a whimsical vibe, but his story drags often, failing to connect with the audience or maintain its momentum. Extras include a slew of deleted scenes, cast interviews and a conversation with Zemeckis.

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