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CloseImage 1 of 4 Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are all in the game in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are all in the game in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Photo: Frank Masi /Sony Pictures Entertainment Image 2 of 4 Hugh Jackman, center, plays huckster and circus founder P.T. Barnum in the musical “The Greatest Showman.” Hugh Jackman, center, plays huckster and circus founder P.T. Barnum in the musical “The Greatest Showman.” Photo: Niko Tavernise /Twentieth Century Fox Image 3 of 4 Susannah York is seeing things in “Images.” Susannah York is seeing things in “Images.” Photo: Michael Ochs Archives /Getty Images Image 4 of 4 Home video: New ‘Jumanji’ is just playing around 1 / 4 Back to Gallery
Whether you stream, buy or rent, here’s a look at what’s new or notable in home video. Movies are available on streaming sites such as iTunes, Amazon and Vudu unless otherwise noted.
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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: The original “Jumanji” was an unusually suspenseful family film because it cracked open reality, letting in spiders and stampeding beasts, with no guarantee those playing the cursed game would survive until the final roll of the dice. The contemporary reboot is “The Breakfast Club” via “Black Mirror,” with a group of high schoolers getting sucked into a vintage video game, transforming them into characters who look like movie stars, which is less involving. For the intended audience, though, this is a fun adventure — with no gore or bad language — starring megastars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, and Jack Black discovering his feminine side.
Also: “Downsizing,” “Pitch Perfect 3”
Another 'Jumanji' Sequel is Already in the Works Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle was distributed by Sony Pictures and opened up in December, grossing $857 million worldwide on a $100 million budget. The film starred Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. Most of the cast will return for the sequel, which does not have a release date yet.Media: Wibbitz
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“The Greatest Showman”: It’s a good year when you star in two Oscar-nominated movies, so why isn’t Hugh Jackman getting more respect? “Logan,” his farewell to Wolverine, got an unheard-of screenplay nomination for a movie about a comic-book character. “The Greatest Showman,” a musical based on the life of circus impresario P.T. Barnum, was cooly received by critics, but it sure found an audience among the kind of young moviegoers who keep songs from “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” on their YouTube playlists. It topped big-budget spectacles “Kong: Skull Island” and “Transformers: The Last Knight” at the box office, and its soundtrack — including the Oscar-nominated “This Is Me” — fared just as well if not better.
”: Tucked between “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” and “The Long Goodbye” in his filmography is a Robert Altman movie like no other. Susannah York, the star of this psychodrama, won a best actress award at Cannes as a woman whose husband and lovers remain nonchalant as she loses her grip on reality. (True, some of them are hallucinations, but which ones?). Stylistically, it resembles a European crime thriller, with gloved intruders, obscure symbols — so many wind chimes — flashing knives and splashes of bright red blood.
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