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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' finds happy ending on home video

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Posted: 7:51 AM, Dec 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-10 09:52:07-05
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Here are this week's hottest home video releases. Find them on disc, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play.

GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 8

One of TV's greatest dramas pulled its massive threads together for a captivating final season. The HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's gritty fantasy series delivers the cataclysmic battles and shocking twists that fans crave. Perhaps there were too many surprises, because the bizarre conclusion left many devotees scratching their heads. Audio commentaries, background featurettes and scene breakdowns make up the special features.

HUSTLERS

Jennifer Lopez delivers the most commanding and layered performance of her up-and-down acting career, earning a best supporting actress Golden Globe nod. She plays the ringleader of conniving strippers who shake down secretive businessmen for big money. The fast-paced, wild film stays entrancing throughout. Constance Wu, Julia Stiles and Cardi B round out the solid cast. For my full review, click here. Director Lorene Scafaria provides a commentary track.

IT CHAPTER TWO

Bill Skarsfard, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and Isaiah Mustafa lead a strong cast in this sentimental and emotionally powerful Stephen King adaptation. A group of now-grown childhood friends reunites to face the homicidal, supernatural terror they defeated when they were young. While the film lacks scares and struggles with incoherence at times, it's a worthy wrap-up to the saga. For my full review, click here. Extras include featurettes on Pennywise the Dancing Clown, filmmaker commentary and scene breakdowns.

JUDY

Renee Zellweger garnered a best actress Golden Globe nomination for her resonant, heartbreaking turn as fallen star Judy Garland. The film skips back and forth along the timeline, tracing Garland's rise to fame and pairing it with her cataclysmic fall, in which she struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, a torrid family life and low-paying nightclub gigs. The touching drama brings the screen icon to life. Extras include a photo gallery and making-of featurette.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

A strong contender for best picture accolades this awards season, Quentin Tarantino's stunning 1969-set drama captures the sights and sounds of the era. A cinematic love letter to yesteryear, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a fading action star, and Brad Pitt as his hardscrabble stunt double. Looming in the background are Charles Manson and his "family." A beautifully-shot and powerfully-told story, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is one for the ages. For my full review, click here. Extras include 20 minutes of deleted scenes, a look at the cars and fashion of 1969 and a look at photographer Bob Richardson.

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