Home video: ‘Holmes & Watson’ 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.
Buy it now
“Holmes & Watson”: Some things you just have to see for yourself. The critics hated this Sherlock Holmes spoof starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. It has a 10 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, truly rotten. It has been called “devastatingly unfunny” (Hollywood Reporter) and “lame and forgettable” (Entertainment Weekly). And yet, anyone who has watched “Step-Brothers” multiple times is going to figure that Ferrell and Reilly tap into a rich vein of stupid that critics just don’t value.
Also: “On the Basis of Sex,” “Welcome to Marwen”
Rent it now
“Aquaman”: A silly movie with a serious message about mucking up the ocean is a fair enough outcome for Aquaman’s stand-alone movie debut. Apart from the underwater setting, it plays like a hodgepodge of many comic book flicks: Thor, Black Panther, Superman, Tarzan matinees. So it helps that Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are as enjoyable to watch sightseeing in Sicily as summoning the power of the seven seas.
Also: “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Second Act”
“Out of Blue”: In this skewed thriller, Patricia Clarkson (HBO’s “Sharp Objects”) is a detective investigating the death of an astrophysicist who specialized in black holes. That cosmic phenomenon, where light enters but cannot leave, will become a metaphor, at least, for a case that goes unexpected places.
“Hanna”: If this TV series about a teenage girl raised in in the woods by her father to survive and kill seems familiar, that’s because it’s based on the 2011 movie of the same name. Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles), of course, will have plenty of opportunities to put her skills to use; her goal is to find out why. (Season 1 debuts Friday on Amazon Prime)
Also: “Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3” (Friday, Netflix)
Jim Kiest is the arts and entertainment editor for the San Antonio Express-News. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @jimik64