EW VIDEO GRADE HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON Animated (Scholastic, B+ unrated) Let your child-at-heart imagination run wild with Harold and his amazing artwork. STRAW DOGS Dustin Hoffman (Criterion, unrated, DVD) A Hoffman shines as a shy guy who gives in to primal violence in a controversial classic. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT Bob Hoskins (Touchstone, PG, DVD) B+ The question isn’t as vibrantly interesting as the hybrid’s live action/cartoon answer.
EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMARO (Columbia TriStar, R) Y Tu Mama Tambien hottie Gael Garcia Bernal sizzles as a tortured priest caught up in corruption. DAWSON’S CREEK: FIRST SEASON (Columbia TriStar, unrated, DVD) All the teenage angst that fueled Dawson, Joey, Pacey, and Jennifer collected in one box. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (Warner, PG) The magical brat pack is back–only now they’re taller with deeper voices. Ah, wizard puberty. PAID IN FULL (Dimension, R) Mekhi Phifer and Wood Harris play young Harlem criminals with their eyes on a drug-empire prize. WAKING UP IN RENO (Miramax, R) Billy Bob Thornton stretches to play a redneck who finds friendship and love on the road to a monster-truck show.