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Published: Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

DVD releases

  • Ari Graynor in "For A Good Time, Call."

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    Ari Graynor in "For A Good Time, Call."

"For a Good Time, Call..."
The film, a mix of "2 Broke Girls" and "Sex in the City," is a lot like the phone sex operators in the film. It teases a really good time but in the end never makes a great connection.
The film, the latest in raunchy R-rated movies featuring predominately all-female casts, throws former college foils Lauren (Lauren Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) together when Lauren needs a place to stay. They reluctantly put their differences behind them to live together and introduce Lauren to Katie's work-at-home phone sex business.
The heart of this movie is the relationship between the two women. Both are likable enough to distract from a so-so script.
Grade: C+
"The Men Who Built America"
This cable production looks at the likes of John D. Rockefeller and Henry Ford, men with the vision to forge the foundation on which this country was built.
The series takes their stories beyond the stuffiness of a biography to offer deeper insights into what made these men so forward-thinking.
This works both as an informative history lesson and an entertaining look at some of America's true titans.
Grade: B+
Also new

  • "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution": Nicol Williamson plays Sherlock Holmes.
  • "End of Watch": Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this tale of life on the streets shown from the point of view of the patrol officers.
  • "The Imposter": A 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas, in 1994.
  • "Leap Frog: Adventures in Shapeville Park": Scout & Friends teach math skills as they build a playground.
  • "Fat Kid Rules the World": A story for anyone who has looked for their inner rock star.
  • "Birders: The Central Park Effect": A look at birds and birdwatchers in New York City's Central Park.

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

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