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'Crazy Rich Asians' shines on home video

Hot on Home Video
Posted: 8:18 AM, Nov 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-20 15:18:49Z

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

Crazy Rich Asians

One of 2018's biggest box office surprises, the romantic comedy charmed audiences and earned scores of repeat viewers. Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh make up a stellar ensemble cast. The plotline, which echoes "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," follows Wu's character as her boyfriend (Henry Golding) spirits her off to Singapore for his friend's wedding, where she meets his disapproving, obscenely rich family. The well-written comedy is punctuated by emotional resonance, making for a winning combination. Deleted scenes, a gag reel and filmmaker commentary fill out the extras.  

Fireworks

In this well-pedigreed anime from producer Genki Kawamura ("Your Name"), a shy boy and his friend both fall for a girl who decides to run away from her controlling family, which plans to move away. The boy discovers a magical ball that allows him to control time, but the more he messes with it, the more problems he creates. A filmmaker interview is the most prominent special feature. 

Kin 

After his release from prison, Jimmy (Jack Reynor) mentors his adopted brother, Eli (Myles Truitt) and tussles with his disapproving father (Dennis Quaid). When Eli comes across a powerful, possibly supernatural gun, he and Jimmy go on the run, picking up a vagabond played by Zoe Kravitz and battling a gangster played by James Franco. Cool effects and strong acting can't make up for a weak script. For my full review, click here.  Extras include filmmaker commentary, deleted scenes and a breakdown of the efects.

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