Home video: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ arrives on streaming services
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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“Avengers: Infinity War”: The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding much like the real universe, with no end in sight. In the latest blockbuster, more heroes than you can count — Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy — join forces to stop evil alien Thanos from collecting all of the infinity stones, which would give him world-destroying power. Either that strikes you as being very silly, or you are anxiously waiting to see who shows up in the fourth Avengers movie next year — a few X-Men, the Thing? There’s not much middle ground.
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“Tully”: Sleep deprived and overwhelmed after the birth of her third child, Marlo (Charlize Theron) is in dire need of a lifeline when Tully knocks on her door. A night nanny hired by Marlo’s wealthy brother, Tully is a free spirit who does much more than care for the newborn baby overnight. She proves to be wise beyond her years, with empathy for Marlo that is life-affirming and, honestly, a little odd. Disney is releasing a new Mary Poppins movie for kids at Christmas; “Tully” is a Mary Poppins movie for parents.
“Someone’s Watching Me”: In 1978, the same year “Halloween” came out, John Carpenter also wrote and directed this TV movie about a woman in peril. Lauren Hutton is memorable as an independent, offbeat TV director who is targeted by a creep after she moves into an L.A. high-rise. He spies on her, calls her at all hours and sends her gifts. The movie is by turns suspenseful, funny and startling, even if it looks and sounds like an episode of “Mannix.” Watch it and you’ll jump the next time the phone rings. Note: Shout! Factory also has just reissued two of Carpenter’s theatrical releases, “Memoirs of an Invisible Man” (1992) and “In the Mouth of Madness” (1994).