TUCSON, Ariz. — Here are this week's hottest home video releases.
Find them on discs, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, and Google Play.
Milla Jovovich, a veteran of too many "Resident Evil" flicks, stars in yet another action-packed video game adaptation. The results are typically hit-and-miss, with booming sound and digital effects with little room left over for a compelling story. Deleted scenes and spotlights on weapons in the film make up the extras.
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Tom Hanks stars as a traveling newsreader who agrees to take under his wing a 10-year-old girl (Helena Zengel) kidnapped by a Kiowa tribe and raised as their own. Preachy yet sometimes stirring, the drama is a challenging and sometimes slow affair. The sumptuous and gorgeously-shot film landed Oscar nominations for best sound, best production design, best original score, and best cinematography. Extras include deleted scenes, a look at Hanks and Zengel, and making-of featurettes.
Nominated for the best-animated film Oscar, "Soul" is now available to those who don't subscribe to Disney+. The thought-provoking tale follows a struggling musician-turned-teacher who enters the spirit realm and takes a hard look at the worth of his life. Think "It's a Wonderful Life" in CGI form. For my full review, click here. Extras include filmmaker commentary and deleted scenes.
Studios provided review screeners.
This story was first published by Phil Villarreal at KGUN.