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New on DVD: Eastwood saddles up for ‘Cry Macho’


The latest outing from Clint Eastwood tops the DVD releases for the week of Dec. 7.

“Cry Macho”: Eastwood, going strong at 91, directs and stars in this 1970s-set film about a former rodeo star and horse breeder who accepts a job to bring a man’s son back from Mexico and away from his alcoholic mother.

“It’s far too much to claim that ‘Cry Macho’ belongs anywhere near work from Eastwood’s greatest streaks,” writes Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips in his review. However, the film “has a few grace notes to remember, in addition to a fine gallery of images of Eastwood in silhouette, at dusk, against a big sky, alone with his thoughts.”

Also new on DVD

“Dear Evan Hansen”: Movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about a high school student with anxiety who becomes caught up in a lie about a classmate’s suicide, with Ben Platt reprising the lead role.

“Ron’s Gone Wrong”: Animated family feature about an awkward middle school student who new walking, talking digital device.

“The Girl Who Believes in Miracles”: Moved by a pastor’s words about faith, a young girl begins to pray and people in her town are soon mysteriously healed, but with her miraculous gift comes unwanted fame.

“Werewolves Within”: Live-action film adaptation of the video game about a small town attacked by werewolves.

“13 Minutes”: Four families living in the heartland must work together to survive when a tornado hits their town. Starring Amy Smart, Thora Birch and Peter Facinelli.

“Broadcast Signal Intrusion”: A video archivist discovers a pirate broadcast that sends him down a dark rabbit hole of conspiracy.

“Call the Midwife: Season Ten”: Airing on PBS, the British drama follows a group of midwives in East London in the 1960s.

“Creepshow: The Complete Second Season”: The Shudder anthology series returns in this continuation of the Creepshow movies.

“God’s Not Dead: We the People”: A reverend takes up the cause of families home-schooling their children after an inspection by a local government official.

“Last Shoot Out”: Western about a woman who flees after realizing her new husband was actually the one responsible for her father’s death.

“One Night in Miami …”: Regina King makes her directorial debut in this Amazon Prime film that imagines the meeting of Cassius Clay (soon to be Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown the night of a title fight in Miami.

“One Shot”: A team of Navy SEALs on a secret mission to transport a prisoner from a CIA black site become trapped on an island prison when insurgents attack trying to free the prisoner.

“Rick and Morty: The Complete Fifth Season”: The Adult Swim animated comedy continues the adventures of mad scientist Rick and his grandson, Morty.

“Beavis and Butt-Head Do America”: Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the feature film starring the crass MTV duo is available on Blu-ray for the first time.

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