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Third 'How to Train Your Dragon' film soars to home video

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Posted: 10:01 AM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 13:03:10-04
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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.


Packing a surprisingley emotional impact, the third film in the animated "How to Train Your Dragon" series finds its core group of characters -- who were children in the previous films -- now full-fledged adults, taking responsibility for their viking tribe and stable of dragons. When a sinister threat forces the clan to flee, the members have to make tough choices about their future. Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Gerard Butler pace a strong voice cast. For my full review, click here. Extras include a slew of making-of featurettes, an alternate opening, filmmaker commentary and drawing instructions.


Previously used solely as a wacky side character, Rebel Wilson comes into her own as a romantic lead in this often hilarious sendup of the rom-com genre, as a lovelorn woman who suffers a head injury and wakes up inside a world ruled by romantic comedy tropes. Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra and Liam Hemsworth fill out the cast of the winning and emotionally impactful comedy. Extras include deleted scenes and an extended dance scene sequence.


Writer/director/star Tyler Perry says this will be the final film centered around his boorish, female alter ego, and if that's the case, this will stand as an unsatisfying burial for a spirited franchise. Perry stars in the tepid tale about a family reunion that becomes a funeral after tragedy strikes. Weak jokes and insipid plotting drag down the enterprise. For my full review, click here. Extras include deleted scenes,outtakes and making-of featurettes.

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