Home video: ‘Smallfoot’ now available on digital
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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“Smallfoot”: A For those who think the Abominable Snow Monster gets a raw deal — Hermey yanks out his teeth! — in “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” here’s a corrective. The Yetis who star in this mild-mannered animated musical think humans are just a terrifying myth until Migo (voiced by Channing Tatum) crosses paths with one of the frightening little fellows. Lessons are learned, which is preferable to pulling teeth.
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“The Happytime Murders”: An ultra violent and filthy puppet noir is fine in theory. Not every day is a sunny day. It was a big mistake, though, to try to make it mean something by exploiting a human vs. puppet divide that doesn’t exist on Sesame Street or in the Muppets movies, as director Brian Henson knows. Melissa McCarthy, as a cop investigating a string of puppet slayings, gives her all, as always.
Also: “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” “The Nun”
“McQueen”: Between the controversial collections that launched his career — he said he wanted onlookers to be “repulsed or exhilarated” — and its tragic end when he took his life at age 40, British fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s talent and audaciousness took him to the pinnacle of his profession. A pair of first-time directors, Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, tell his story in documentary Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers calls “ravishing and scorchingly outspoken.”