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'Uncut Gems' glimmers on home video

Hot on Home Video
Posted: 7:50 AM, Mar 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-10 10:50:03-04
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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.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2019)

The attempt to reboot the once-popular spy franchise stumbles, partly due to miscasting of the leads. Kristen Stewart lacks the charisma to carry the film, and while Naomi Scott of the "Aladdin" remake fares better, newcomer Ella Balinska seems to be in over her head. Elizabeth Banks, who directs the film, also makes an appearance in the murky, slow effort. While the film is well shot and has some exciting moments, it lacks the charisma and sense of fun from the previous movies and TV show. For my full review, click here. Extras include a slew of making-of featurettes, five deleted scenes and a gag rel.

PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE

A weak and tepid attempt to follow the success of the Lego franchise, this poorly-conceived adventure will only please small children. Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe and Kenan Thompson lend their voices to a tale about a brother and sister who find themselves zapped into a world of toys, where they are asked to take on evil forces who are wreaking havoc on various lands. The entire enterprise is a poorly-made toy commercial. For my full review, click here.

UNCUT GEMS

Adam Sandler takes a break from comedy to turn in one of the most impressive roles of his life. As a sleazy New York jeweler, he juggles shady deals in his business and personal life, all while supporting a self-destructive gambling habit. Idina Menzel and Kevin Garnett turn in impressive supporting performances, helping filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie deliver a film packed with overwhelming tension. The movie was one of my favorites of 2019. For my full review, click here. A making-of featurette is the lone notable extra.

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