Delivery Man

Delivery ManDvd release date: 03/25/2014

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt
Director: Ken Scott
Category: Comedy
Rated: PG-13

In this heartwarming comedy, underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) leads a mundane, middle-aged life until he learns he’s actually an overachiever – he’s fathered 533 children via sperm donations made twenty years earlier! David soon discovers that the shock of his life might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Along the way he discovers not only his true self, but also the father he could become. Also starring Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders – and complete with bonus materials – it’s a feel-good movie that really delivers. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

Chicago Tribune: ** out of 4 stars
The Globe and Mail: ** out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: * out of 4 stars
USA Today: ** out of 4 stars

Overall: ** out of 4 stars

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall StreetDvd release date: 03/25/2014

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
Director: Martin Scorsese
Category: Comedy
Rated: R

Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

Chicago Tribune: ** out of 4 stars
The Globe and Mail: **** out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: **** out of 4 stars

Overall: **1/2 out of 4 stars

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. BanksDvd release date: 03/18/2014

Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks
Director: John Lee Hancock
Category: Comedy
Rated: PG-13

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side”) directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of “Mary Poppins”. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

Chicago Tribune: *** out of 4 stars
The Globe and Mail: ** out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: *** out of 4 stars
USA Today: *** out of 4 stars

Overall: *** out of 4 stars

Bad Grandpa

Bad GrandpaDvd release date: 01/28/2014

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Category: Comedy
Rated: R

Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his eight-year-old grandson Billy, in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”. This October, the signature Jackass characters Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places, and situations that give new meaning to the term “childrearing”. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons, and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

The Globe and Mail: * out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: **1/2 out of 4 stars
USA Today: *** out of 4 stars

Overall: ** out of 4 stars

Last Vegas

Last VegasDvd release date: 01/28/2014

Starring: Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Category: Comedy
Rated: PG-13

Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

Chicago Tribune: **1/2 out of 4 stars
The Globe and Mail: ** out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: **1/2 out of 4 stars
USA Today: ** out of 4 stars

Overall: **1/2 out of 4 stars