The latest entry in the DC Extended Universe tops the DVD releases for the week of Jan. 3.
"Black Adam": Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson joins the DC Comics universe as the supercharged champion Black Adam, who is woken up from his 5,000-year slumber and tangles with the Justice Society league of superheroes. Also starring Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Pierce Brosnan and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.
"While massive global star Johnson is clearly the box office draw, dramatic roles aren’t his forte, and that’s especially clear here, as he delivers a dour and dark dramatic performance that’s lacking his natural charisma," writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. "The director does heroic work crafting a film around Johnson that is fast and entertaining, tossing needle drops and skateboard stunts and movie references and zombies and funny uncles and fire demons in the mix just to keep us somewhat distracted from the void that is Black Adam himself."
ALSO NEW ON DVD JAN. 3
"Prey for the Devil": A nun is forced to reckon with her past while trying to save a young girl from a demonic force in this horror film.
"Armageddon Time": A cinematic memoir of the writer/director James Gray, who inspects his 1980s childhood growing up in Queens, New York. Starring Banks Repeta, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.
"Chesapeake Shores: Season 6": The Hallmark Channel family drama sails off into the sunset, ending its run after six seasons.
"On the Line": Thriller starring Mel Gibson as a radio host who takes a call from a listener who then informs him they are holding his wife and daughter hostage.
"Star Trek: Prodigy: Season 1: Episodes 1-10": Kate Mulgrew of “Star Trek: Voyager” returns in this animated series about a motley crew of young aliens in the Delta Quadrant who find an abandoned ship, the USS Protostar, and must learn to work together to make their way towards the Alpha Quadrant.
"The System": Upon returning home from war, a veteran is recruited to go undercover, pretending to be an inmate in order to expose the corruption at a notorious prison. Starring Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven and Tyrese Gibson.
OUT ON DIGITAL HD JAN. 3
"The Menu": Ralph Fiennes portrays the world-class-est of world-class chefs, inviting a select handful of foodies to his remote island resort for the meal of a lifetime, in this horror satire that also features Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, John Leguizamo and Judith Light.
"Firenado": Disaster movie in which four scientists dabble with the forces of nature, accidentally creating a fire tornado when they activate a machine intended to control the weather.
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