On Video (new releases)

(Updated Thursday, July 20)

Gifted (Drama, PG-13, 1 hr. 41 min., 2017)

A wealthy woman learns her granddaughter is a math prodigy and tries to wrest custody away from the girl’s working-class uncle (Chris Evans). It can be too sentimental and builds to a routine courtroom battle, but I wasn’t much bothered by any of that because I cared so much about the characters.



Ghost In The Shell (Sci-fi fantasy, PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min., 2917)

Scarlett Johansson is in full badass mode as a cyborg equipped with the brain of a badly injured terrorism victim. Just about every scene is a visual wonder to behold, but the plot machinations and the action in the foreground are largely of the ho-hum retread variety.




 




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