Home video: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ now 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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“Glass”: With “Glass,” director M. Night Shyamalan completes an unconventional trilogy that begain in 2000 with “Unbreakable,” his unconventional take on the superhero movie. It brings together that movie’s reluctant avenger (Bruce Willis) and supervillain wannabe (Samuel L. Jackson) with James McAvoy’s multiple-personality monster from “Split.” Their clash of minds — they meet in an asylum — and bodies carries on Shyamalan’s project of both celebrating and subverting comic-book cliches.
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“The Mule”: Like its protagonist, a broke, elderly man who’s recruited to transport drugs by a Mexican cartel, “The Mule” moves slowly, takes some detours and ultimately gets where it’s going — a reconciliation the old reprobate doesn’t deserve, but then who does? Director and star Clint Eastwood has been a reactionary since “Dirty Harry.” Without changing his politically incorrect ways, he does seem to acknowledge, in a couple of scenes, that the problem may, in part, be him.
Also: “Bumblebee,” “Vice”
“The Highwaymen”: “Bonnie and Clyde” made movie history in 1967, both by how it turned the Depression-era bank robbers into romantic stars and by how it brought their crime spree to a bloody end. A half-century later, director John Lee Hancock (“The Alamo”) has turned the camera 180 degrees to focus on the Texas Rangers (played by Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) who tracked them down, throwbacks who knew better than the FBI and the experts. Different heroes for different times. (Netflix)
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