Cinematical's Spin-ematical: New on DVD and Blu-ray for 9/7 (Killers, MacGruber, Solitary Man)


Ashton Kutcher plays a spy longing for the suburban life and Katherine Heigl portrays a suburban woman longing for a little excitement in her life. It's a match made in Hollywood! Our own Jenni Miller wrote: "It's the summer movie equivalent of Cheetos – totally unnatural, bad for you, possibly cancerous, but a guilty pleasure to indulge in with your girlfriends, possibly while drunk." The summer's almost over; will you take the dare? Rent it.

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While acknowledging that there's not much competition in the category, Eric D. Snider declared MacGruber "the funniest Saturday Night Live-based film since Wayne's World. We'd have breathed a sigh of relief if it were merely not awful. The fact that it's actually pretty good, a gleefully silly action parody that doesn't run out of steam before it's over, is just icing on the cake." Will Forte and Kristen Wiig take the leads, with Powers Boothe, Ryan Philippe, and Val Kilmer providing crucial support. Rent it.

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Solitary Man
The home video release was planned long before news broke that star Michael Douglas is suffering from throat cancer. That adds, perhaps, an additional layer of urgency to watch the film, in which Douglas plays an unsympathetic rascal, a bad ex-husband, lousy father and grandfather, unfaithful boyfriend, and uninspiring mentor. "His performance finds and holds that crucial harmony between fearful thoughts and the foolhardy deeds they motivate," observed Cinematical's William Goss. With Susan Sarandon, Jenna Fischer, Mary-Louise Parker, Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, and Danny DeVito. Rent it.

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