DVD releases

  • Wed Sep 12th, 2012 3:15pm
  • Life

“For Greater Glory”

Andy Garcia stars in this story of a Mexican war over religious freedom.

It wasn’t enough that director Dean Wright had to create interesting characters to carry moviegoers through the story of Mexico’s Cristero War of the 1920s. Wright had to provide enough explanation for the film to be understood, but not so much that he bored those already aware of this dark period. In general, he succeeds.

Grade: B-

“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth star in this dark version of the classic fairy tale. The latest grim look at a Grimm story features the ever-dour Stewart and the charismatic Hemsworth.

Just like in the fairy tale of yore, it’s the Wicked Queen (Charlize Theron) who steals the show.

Grade: B-

Also new

• “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”: Four women deal with how motherhood changes their lives. With Cameron Diaz.

• “Terra Nova: The Complete Series”: What little buzz there was for the 2011-12 TV season had to do with this series.

• “The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season”: Comedy about four nerd buddies.

• “Blue Bloods: The Second Season”: TV drama about a New York police family.

• “30 Rock: Season 6”: Tina Fey comedy.

• “Castle: The Complete Fourth Season”: Nathan Fillion plays the mystery solving writer.

• “Lewis Black: In God We Rust”: More rants from Black.

• “Spartacus: Vengeance — The Complete Second Season”: Liam McIntyre stars.

• “Kojak: Season Five”: Telly Savalas plays the cool TV detective.

• “Private Practice: The Complete Fifth Season”: Medical drama starring Kate Walsh.

Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.)