Home Video: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ now streaming
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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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”: Someday in the future, in spite of having been warned over and over, someone will clone a dinosaur. It will end badly. In the “Jurassic Park” franchise’s fifth outing, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return to the site of the Jurassic World disaster to save the dinosaurs from a live volcano. Before the movie ends, they also will have to save the dinosaurs from man. While it’s true that man’s folly is to blame for these theme parks that kill their customers and the dinosaurs are just being themselves, this seems like a stretch. On the plus side: There are dinosaurs.
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“Adrift”: This fact-based drama looks like it’s almost over before it starts. The movie begins with a bleeding Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) coming to below deck on a sinking yacht in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Hazana, which she and boyfriend Richard Sharp (“Hunger Games’” Sam Claflin) had been sailing from Tahiti to San Diego, was battered and disabled by a Category 4 hurricane. Oldham’s efforts to stay alive — Sharp is unable to assist her — make for an inspiring story of endurance and ingenuity. What makes the movie affecting, though, are the performances by Woodley and Claflin, entirely believable as two wanderers who by chance found each other and something like home.
Also: “Hereditary,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
“Sid Caesar: The Works”: This celebration of TV pioneer Caesar begins with a series of sketches from his ’50s variety show, “Your Show of Shows,” in which he seemingly invents the future of TV comedy in front of a live audience: the squabbling but loving couple that would become a sitcom staple; an interview bit with Carl Reiner that’s a direct ancestor of the 2,000 Year Old Man; elaborate TV and movie parodies that will feel familiar to fans of “The Carol Burnett Show”; and a boardroom sketch that could run on “Saturday Night Live.” Start there; if you’re hooked, you can dig into almost 10 more hours of programming. (Shout! Factory DVD)