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New on DVD: Delightful delicacy ‘Wonka’ on DVD

By Tribune News Service
Published: February 23, 2024, 6:03am

The return to a world of pure imagination tops the DVD releases for the week of Feb. 27.

“Wonka”: Timothée Chalamet stars in this magical musical origin story of mischievous chocolatier Willy Wonka, helmed by “Paddington” director Paul King.

“Though there may have been skepticism about ‘Wonka,’ there’s no need to worry about this origin tale in the hands of King and Chalamet, who gives himself over fully to the wonder and magic of this role, putting his own mark on the iconic Willy Wonka,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “Go ahead and enjoy this delightful delicacy for what it is: a playful and heart-string tugging take on a beloved character that’s smarter than it lets on.”

Also new on DVD

“Next Goal Wins”: Taika Waititi’s sports comedy follows the American Samoa soccer team, known as the world’s worst after a 31-0 FIFA loss, as they take on a charismatic new coach (Michael Fassbender).

“Dream Scenario”: Nicolas Cage stars as an average man dealing with the attention that comes when he starts showing up in everyone’s dreams.

“Fear the Walking Dead: Season 8”: This entry in AMC’s zombie horror franchise shuffles in with its eighth and final season.

“Miranda’s Victim”: Historical drama based on the 1963 sexual assault case that led to the establishment of Miranda rights when getting arrested in the U.S.

“My True Fairytale”: Following a serious car crash, a teen girl pursues her childhood dream of being a superhero in this mystery flick.

“Ocean Boy”: Luke Hemsworth stars in the Australia-set film as a drug-dealing surfer dad on the lamb with his son, who believes they are on a fantastic vacation.