Hancock is an unusually “clever superhero film,” said the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Will Smith is “superb as a drunk, belligerent” flying crime fighter who gets a PR makeover, and the film’s already excellent special effects have been souped up further for the DVD.
Freaks and Geeks: The Yearbook Edition
(Shout! Factory, $169.99)
This collection is “guaranteed to elicit a wistful, enthusiastic response” among certain viewers, said The New York Times. The short-lived comedy series about growing up in the 1980s launched the careers of Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, and James Franco.
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
“When you’ve had enough” of James Bond, cleanse your palate with this classic spy thriller, said Entertainment Weekly. In his 1965 adaptation of John le Carré’s novel, director Martin Ritt delivers a “gritty, black-and-white tale of a small fish doing the real shovel-and-spade work of espionage.”
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