Film Reviews by Adam Long

Now in Theaters:

Mack and Rita (2022) Diane Keaton is a 30-year-old woman trapped in the body of a woman 70 years old in this alleged comedy from Katie Aselton that’s likely to make one yearn for the days when the actress worked regularly for Woody Allen.

New to Streaming:

Camping Trip (2021) Two couples are stalked during a camping trip during COVID lockdown in this thriller.

New to Disc:

Scream/Shout Factory:

The original trio of films that introduced us to that killer doll voiced by actor Brad Dourif, Child’s Play (1988), Child’s Play 2 (1990) and Child’s Play 3 (1992), have all been given the 4K UHD treatment this week by the label. In addition to the fresh new transfers, all of the archival extras have been ported over as well.

One of the key pieces of 1980s cinematic nostalgia for some of a certain age and the first film to be awarded the PG-13 rating, John Milius’s jingoistic teens vs. Commies saga, Red Dawn (1984), has also been given the 4K UHD treatment this week in a new edition that also retains previous extras.

Theaters, Streaming & Disc

Diane Keaton stars in Mack and Rita

Paramount:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) The third adventure for Dr. Jones is being given a standalone 4K UHD reissue in an attractive new steel book set. Previous extras have been retained.

South Park: The Complete 24th Season (2020-2021) The two hour long episodes that comprised the 24th season of the long running animated series have been issued in this new set..

Other catalog releases from the label this week include Stalag 17 (1953), Coneheads (1993), What Women Want (2000) and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).

Criterion:

Daddy Longlegs (2009) The Safdie Brothers (Uncut Gems) made a splash with their autobiographical debut film that details their childhood and the baggage that comes with being the offspring of a highly irresponsible parent. Extras include interviews with the filmmakers and their parents and a 2017 documentary.

Universal:

Two box office successes from last summer make their way to disc this week. They are Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) and Black Phone (2022). Both contain a small amount of bonus material and two cuts of the former film.

Kino:

Releases from the always prolific label this week include the police drama, Electra Glide in Blue (1973), starring Robert Blake, the Tim Conway/Chuck McCann comedy, They Went That a Way and That a Way (1978), Kill a Dragon (1967), Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World (1961) and Coming Apart (1969) The releases also include bonus materials.

Sony:

A black and white version of Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and a standalone 4K UHD release of the animated film, Heavy Metal (1981), are two of the label’s offerings this week.

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