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Keep it in the family with ‘Mafia Mamma’

Action comedy tops DVD releases for week of June 6


An action comedy featuring Toni Collette as an unlikely mob boss tops the DVD releases for the week of June 6.

“Mafia Mamma”: An overworked American housewife unexpectedly finds herself the head of an Italian crime family when her estranged grandfather is murdered.

“This high-concept romp demands an over-the-top and facile narrative, and some of the bits are a bit hackneyed, but ‘Mafia Mamma’ is much more wacky, funny and violent than the too-tame trailers would have you believe,” Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh writes. “Collette goes for broke in her performance and (director Catherine) Hardwicke juggles the tone, style and genre play with ease, smuggling in a surprisingly radical message about an overtaxed middle-aged woman finding her bliss and earning the dignity she deserves through the traditional customs of her crime family.”

Also new on DVD

“Assassin Club”: Henry Golding stars in this globe-trotting action thriller as an elite assassin who takes on one last job, a contract to kill seven people, only to discover the targets are actually fellow killers hired to terminate him.

“La Brea: Season Two”: Return to prehistoric Los Angeles in the second season of NBC’s sci-fi drama featuring Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken and Chike Okonkwo.

“Rare Objects”: Katie Holmes co-stars in and directs this drama about a woman who takes strength from a new job at an antique shop. Also starring Purva Bedi and Alan Cumming.

“SkyMed: Season One”: This Paramount+ medical drama focuses on a group of air ambulance nurses and pilots.

“DC’s Stargirl: Season 3”: The CW superhero drama starring Brec Bassinger ends its run.

“The Handmaid’s Tale: The Complete Season 5”: Hulu’s dystopian drama based on the Margaret Atwood novel returns to Gilead for a fifth season. With Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski and Ann Dowd.

“The L Word: Generation Q – Season Three”: This reboot of Showtime’s LGBTQ-themed drama returns for a third and final season.

“Tulsa King: Season One”: Sylvester Stallone stars in this Paramount+ crime drama from Taylor Sheridan as a New York mafioso exiled to the Sooner State.

“For the Hits”: This comedy about the pitfalls of social media fame concerns a man who becomes infamous after a viral video and must restore his good name.

“Indiana Jones” on 4K: “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” are available for the first time individually on 4K Ultra HD ahead of the theatrical release of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” on June 30.

“Coco,” “Toy Story” and “Cars”: The Pixar favorites are available in SteelBook form as part of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration.

“The Rules of the Game”: New 4K restoration from the Criterion Collection of French filmmaker Jean Renoir’s seminal 1939 satire.

On digital HD

“Somewhere in Queens”: Ray Romano, in his directorial debut, stars as a meddling New York father who grows more involved with his basketball-playing son.