On Video (new releases)

(Updated Thursday, Sept. 14)

The Hero (Comedy drama, R, 1 hr. 36 min., 2017)

This low-key charmer stars Sam Elliott as a variation on himself, a faded former star of Western movies and TV shows prompted to re-engage with life after receiving some bad medical news. What a treat it is to see the beloved veteran actor in a lead role at this stage of his career, and having so much fun with it.

Wonder Woman (Fantasy/action-adventure, PG-13, 2 hrs. 21 min., 2017)

Director Patty Jenkins’ origin story is packed with heart and empathy, and we have the endearing lead performance of Gal Gadot to thank for that. It’s a fully realized, three- dimensional characterization of a superhero that has never gotten her due — until now.

 

 




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