New on DVD: 'Jack Reacher,' more
05:00 AM, May 09, 2013
Jack Reacher2012, Paramount, PG-13, $31; Blu-ray, $38
Tom Cruise stars as Reacher, the troubleshooting drifter and ex-Army MP from Lee Child’s best-selling novels. He investigates the shootings of five people outside a Pittsburgh stadium by an Army sniper, who has been beaten into a coma by fellow inmates after his arrest. But somebody would rather Reacher not figure out what’s behind the shootings and will go to great lengths to stop him.
USA TODAY’s Claudia Puig says * * stars out of four:“Reacher is limited by a lack of originality and hampered by thematic clichés and generic action sequences.”
Mama2013, Universal, PG-13, $30; Blu-ray, $35
After their parents are killed, two young girls survive alone in a cabin in the woods for five years. They are eventually rescued and an uncle brings them to live with his family. Unbeknownst to the family, a malevolent being has followed the girls from the woods and is determined to bring them back.
Safe Haven2013, Fox, PG-13, $30; Blu-ray, $40
Katie (Julianne Hough) comes to a small North Carolina town harboring a dark secret. She becomes romantically involved with widowed store owner Alex (Josh Duhamel), and manages to win over Alex’s two young children. But just when it seems she’s found a fresh start, her past threatens her chances for happiness. Puig: * *
The Oranges2012, ATO Pictures, R, $23; Blu-ray, $30
The lives of suburban New Jersey neighbors David and Paige Walling (Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener) and Terry and Cathy Ostroff (Oliver Platt and Alison Janney) are thrown into disarray when the Ostroff’s daughter Nina (Leighton Meester) sparks up an affair with David. The story is told through the eyes of Vanessa Walling (Alia Shawkat), Nina’s former BFF.