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'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' launches on home video

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'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' made $500 million in its first week
Posted at 7:36 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 11:09:14-04

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

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reignite the buddy cop action comedy genre with an explosive and consistently funny sequel. The chemistry between the leads and the bombastic action helps cover for a weak plot. The movie is every bit as watchable as the past two entries. For my full review, click here.

DOWNHILL
Will Ferrell and Tina Fey play a burned-out couple who drag their children to the Alps for a wack ski adventure. Taking a cue fro the "Vacation" franchise, the characters endure one silly mishap after another. While the Ferrell-Fey pairing had potential, a dull and predictable script keep the laughs at a minimum. Only a few scenes live up to the promise of the premise.

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: THE MOVIE
The TruTV series, which has been dealing out cringe-worthy laughs for nearly a decade, makes the move to feature film with uneven results. While some zany pranks deliver some laughs, some scripted sequences are plagued by painfully poor acting and writing. A surprise celebrity cameo spices things up in the third act.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Expected to be an unmitigated disaster, the movie adaptation of the beloved Sega video game platformer succeeds beyond all reasonable expectations. Jim Carrey steals scenes in an outrageous performance as the villainous Dr. Robotnik, and Ben Schwartz turns in a Ryan Reynolds-level performance as the voice of the Blue Blur. For my full review, click here.

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
The ballyhooed wrap-up to the nine-film saga is packed with majestic battles, powerful emotion and nostalgic fan service. The plot may be filled with holes, and the last line of the movie is a groaner, but otherwise the movie has just about everything a "Star Wars" fanatic could desire. For my full review, click here. Extras include a look back on the Skywalkers' legacy, a slew of making-of featurettes, scene breakdowns and cast interviews.

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