Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Planes, Trains and Automobiles,'' ''The Amazing Spider-Man,'' and others

By EW Staff
November 02, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987, R)
Steve Martin, John Candy John Hughes’ beloved comedy about a stranded odd couple trying to get home for Thanksgiving comes to Blu-ray. Those aren’t pillows! A-

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012, PG-13)
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone Director Marc Webb’s Spidey reboot is worth your time: It’s friskier and sweeter-natured than Sam Raimi’s recent trilogy. Plus, Garfield and Stone twinkle with adorable, moon-eyed chemistry. A- (Also on iTunes)

Arthur Christmas (2011, PG)
James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie The merrymakers at Aardman studios are behind this festive and cozy yuletide animated tale, now available in high-def and 3-D editions. B+ (Also on iTunes)

Patton (1970, PG)
George C. Scott, Karl Malden Scott won an Oscar for his portrayal of the titular general…and famously declined to accept it. Now you can see his epic performance in crisp Blu-ray. A

2 Days in New York (2012, R)
Julie Delpy, Chris Rock In her funny follow-up to 2 Days in Paris, Delpy plays a French expat whose boorish family invades her chic Brooklyn life. Rock is her cool BF. B+ (Also on iTunes)

Coming Soon
Savages (2012, R)
Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch Oliver Stone’s tricky, amoral, down-and-dirty crime thriller is blessedly free of any social, topical, or political relevance. B+ 11/13

The Watch (2012, R)
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill A mess of a comedy about four mismatched guys who patrol their suburban hood. C- 11/13

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