michael gallucci

THIS WEEK’S HOME VIDEO RELEASES

In this week's new home video releases on 04/30/2012 at 8:00 am

Haywire (Lionsgate)

What’s up with Steven Soderbergh lately? Sex, Lies, and Videotape made him an indie darling. Out of Sight proved he could handle more than just talking people. Erin Brockovich and Traffic made him respectable. And the Ocean’s movies made him rich. But it’s been a decade since he’s made a good movie. In the past year alone he directed the deadly-disease bomb Contagion and this tossed-together action pic starring Gina Carano, an MMA fighter with little movie experience. She doesn’t have to do much more than look good and kick ass in this story about a black-ops babe who’s out for revenge after she’s set up. It’s as predictable as it sounds.

Covert Affairs: Season Two (Universal)

The second season of the USA Network series about a female spy gets a little more interesting, but it’s still a long way away from Alias or even Chuck, as far as these things go. At least star Piper Perabo has a little more to do now.

Mimic: 3-Film Set (Lionsgate)

Two of the three movies on this Blu-ray set were released straight to video, so we can’t think of any reason why you’d watch them. But the first one, from 1997, helped launch director Guillermo del Toro, who brings bite to this giant-bug thriller.

New Year’s Eve (Warner)

Awful Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy with an all-star cast (Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker and literally dozens of others) falling in and out of love on New Year’s Eve. Auld Lang Blah.

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