DVD Men in Black 3: After numerous false starts, rumors of a beleaguered production and an estimated $375 million budget, MIB3 arrived, bearing little trace of its reportedly tortuous creation. Reteaming stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones with director Barry Sonnenfeld, this briskly paced episode provides modest entertainment, finding surprising pathos in an otherwise lightweight narrative, even as it waves away the stench of the financially successful but unsatisfying Men in Black II. The visual effects work is predictably top-shelf, with plenty of squirm-inducing creatures on display, although there are moments where the seams show. Although not out of this world, MIB3 still achieves liftoff, proving there's still life in one of Hollywood's most profitable series. On DVD, 3-disc Blu-ray/Blu-ray DVD combo, and 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo.
-- Preston Jones
Also new: Sparkle; Lawless; Paranorman; Step Up Revolution; The Apparition; Forks Over Knives: The Extended Interviews; Christmas in Compton; Luck: The Complete First Season