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DVDs: August 30, 2013

Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ”Epic,” ”Amour,” and more

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The Muppet Movie (1979, G)
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dom DeLuise, Steve Martin
Hiii-ya! The Muppets’ original film karate-chops its way onto Blu-ray, where you can see Miss Piggy in all her ravishing HD beauty. A

Pain & Gain (2013, R)
Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie
Michael Bay trades in giant marauding robots for giant marauding meatheads in a true-crime comedy. (Also on iTunes) B

Epic (2013, PG)
Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles, Aziz Ansari
A teen shrinks down to action-figure size and is enlisted to help save a forest and its inhabitants. (Also on iTunes) B+

Amour (2012, PG-13)
Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert
Do you enjoy the feeling of being hit in the chest with a sledgehammer? Then you’ll love this emotionally brutal tale of octogenarian love and death from punishment auteur Michael Haneke, now on Blu-ray. A

Scary Movie V (2013, Not Rated)
Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen
Like a masked murderer in a slasher flick, the increasingly awful franchise just won’t die. But its jokes do. (Also on iTunes) D

Coming Soon
Now You See Me (2013, PG-13)
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman
This heist film about a band of illusionists has some tricks up its sleeve, but it’s mostly slight of hand. B 9/3

The Iceman (2013, R)
Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder
Shannon plays a crazy person (surprise!): real-life hitman Richard Kuklinski. B- 9/3

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