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GET READY FOR some hot summer nights.
Yes, we are referring to actual heat, but also to
some exciting titles available for your home
entertainment library. Here are our media
Deadpool. Not your average movie and featuring not your average hero, Deadpool is the
anti-superhero movie you didn’t know you
needed. Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool, the
sassiest, funniest, most self-deprecating and
fourth-wall-breaking masked vigilante ever to
appear on film.
Be warned, though: This movie is not for
the faint of heart. As a tribute to the millions
of fans of the comic book character, the film is
violent, vulgar and nonstop. Note the R rating.
Throughout the movie, which includes
beautifully choreographed action scenes,
Reynolds interjects his acerbic wit with glee
and exuberance. The film makes fun of every
other comic book adaptation you’ve seen
while still being one itself. It doesn’t take
itself—or, for that matter, anything—seri-
ously. The plot (boy meets girl, boy becomes
disfigured but indestructible, boy saves girl) is
minimal because the film is all about
Deadpool. He talks to the camera multiple
times, often while taking down villains.
In a genre that is often repetitive, Deadpool
is a refreshing approach. R. (Item #1062587,
5/10 on BD/DVD/DHD)—Ed Sampayan
Joy. A movie about the woman behind the
invention of a mop may seem to be an odd
choice for arguably the biggest movie star in
the world, but Jennifer Lawrence shines in this
epic story of one woman’s life and business.
The film is based on the story of Joy
Mangano, who invented the Miracle Mop and
became a star on home shopping channels.
Teaming with David O. Russell for the third
time (after Silver Linings Playbook and
American Hustle), Lawrence plays the titular
character, who struggles and fights for her
family, her independence and her mark on the
world. The film is a joyous (pardon the pun)
and heartfelt exploration of one woman’s journey and perseverance.
Lawrence again proves just how talented
and commanding she is, with her effortless
charisma and vulnerability.
Able support is provided
by Robert De Niro as her
father, Virginia Madsen
as her mother and Bradley
Cooper as a QVC executive.
A deeply felt film, Joy is not
to be missed. PG- 13. (Item #1042587, 5/3 on
The 5th Wave. Based on a young adult novel,
this is the story of one sister’s determination to
save her brother during a deadly alien invasion.
Chlo; Grace Moretz stars as Cassie, who battles apocalyptic forces and her fellow survivors
while desperately trying to rescue her brother
and keep him safe. The movie’s action
sequences are out of this world.
While the world may be coming to an end,
Cassie anchors the movie and proves just how
powerful family—especially a protective older
sister—can be. PG- 13. (Item #1043848, 5/9 on
The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete
Series. Folksy humor, warmth and beloved
characters were the hallmark of this classic
American series, which ran for eight seasons.
The box set includes the episode of The
Danny Thomas Show where Sheriff Andy
Taylor and the town of Mayberry were introduced, as well as the TV movie Return to
Mayberry, which ran after the series’ cancellation. (Item #1063010, 5/9 on DVD)
Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series. It’s the 50th anniversary of the
franchise, so this is the perfect addition to any
Trekker’s video library. All of the original episodes are included, along with more than
seven hours of cast interviews, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. (Item #1063015,
5/9 on DVD)—SP
Media staff DVD picks for May
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OUR DIGITAL EDITIONS
Click here to see a trailer for Deadpool.
(See page 15 for details.)
OUR DIGITAL EDITIONS
Click here to watch a trailer for Joy. (See
page 15 for details.)
Left: Ryan Reynolds is bad boy superhero Deadpool. Above: Alex Roe, left,
and Chloë Grace Moretz in The 5th
Wave. Below: Star Trek.