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Henry's Crime (R)

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Henry's Crime is a movie starring Keanu Reeves, James Caan and Vera Farmiga. That can't be bad, right? Right? Well, when a Keanu flick shows up on DVD shelves before silver screens, that's foreboding. Turns out this isn't a bad movie, but it's definitely an unfocused mess that does its damnedest to wear out its welcome, mostly due to Keanu's listless, disinterested non-performance, one that screams, "Paycheck, please!" Still, when you've got top-shelf talent like Caan and Farmiga to foot the bill, you know that you're definitely in for, at the very least, a somewhat entertaining ride. Reeves is a bored tollbooth operator who is framed for a bank robbery. Released from jail, he finds new inspiration in life by plotting to actually rob the bank. He also takes up acting, which is even more hilarious when you consider that Keanu still hasn't done that in real life. — Louis Fowler

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Skateland (PG-13)

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Take everything you loved about Dazed & Confused, the '70s-set, Texas-based slice-of-life comedy, kill it, and then distill everything that's left through a tiny tube made up of Adventureland, the '80s-set, emo-driven, not-at-all-funny comedy. Now you've got yourself a 140-proof jug of Skateland, a movie that desperately sets out to prove that, yes, even in the early '80s, teens were sullen, ungrateful assholes who gots dreams and stuff, man. Shiloh Fernandez stars as the main asshole, a high-school kid who wants nothing more in life than to work at the local roller-skating rink. There's also an insipid love interest, the threat of college and the dangers of parental divorce. Skateland is completely unoriginal and uninspired, the same small-town coming-of-age story we've seen to the point of parody. The characters may grow up and mature, but these movies never will. — Louis Fowler

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Scarface (R) (Blu-ray)

Universal Home Video

Brian De Palma's legendary 1983 gangster opus has had such endurance as a hip-hop and gangland icon, most people forget it's actually an over-the-top comedy. Al Pacino is as much W.C. Fields as Paul Muni, constantly delivering withering insults and under-his-breath asides while gleefully sporting a streamlined version of Jerry Lewis' bowl cut. Pacino has a ball as immigrant-turned-kingpin Tony Montana, whether sizing up his opponents like a jungle cat, sleazily seducing young Michelle Pfeiffer, or shooting up a nightclub. Lit with Miami neon, soaked in blood and sopped up with cocaine, Scarface endures as a funny, violent and deranged look at the American Dream. This is its debut on Blu-ray (with ample extras), and for anyone who missed the point, there's a deluxe $999 version that's encased in a "This World is Yours" humidor. — Daniel Barnes

  • Henry's Crime, Skateland, Scarface

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