EW RECOMMENDS EW VIDEO GRADE
CARRIE: SPECIAL EDITION Sissy Spacek (MGM, R, DVD) B+ Brian De Palma’s teen horror flick primer teaches us that mousy misfits can get even, too.
CATCH-22 Alan Arkin (Paramount, R, DVD) Joseph B+ Heller’s lit fave gets skilled seriocomic treatment in the hands of director Mike Nichols.
THE LAST OF THE BLUE DEVILS Documentary (Kino, A- unrated, DVD) Swinging archival footage of Kansas City jazz kings Count Basie and Big Joe Turner.
THE DISH (Warner, PG-13) The based-on-a-true-story comedy about Australia’s involvement in beaming TV pictures of the first moon landing around the world.
EXIT WOUNDS (Warner, R) Lest there be any doubt about Hollywood’s knack for casting, Steven Seagal teams up with rapper DMX and comedian Tom Arnold.
INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS: STORIES OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT (Warner, PG) This Oscar-winning doc chronicles the haunting stories of children during WWII.
JOE DIRT (Columbia TriStar, PG-13) David Spade livens up the redneck archetype as a janitor who sports acid-washed jeans and a party-hardy mullet.
MEMENTO (Columbia TriStar, R) A tattooed Guy Pearce lives in short present tense while trying to discover not what happened to his wife, but why.