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Published: Friday, June 7, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

DVD releases

  • Nicholas Hoult is just a zombie teenager in love in "Warm Bodies."

    Associated Press

    Nicholas Hoult is just a zombie teenager in love in "Warm Bodies."

"Warm Bodies"
The zombie love story introduces a new film genre: the zom rom com. It has all the leg shuffling, brain-eating fun of a horror film played out against a modern day "Romeo & Juliet" tale.
"Warm Bodies" works because of Nicholas Hoult's sweet and slightly silly performance. He plays R with the same nervousness, uncertainties and doubts many very alive teens face when they fall in love. His plight happens to be complicated by being dead, but under all that rotting flesh is a typical teenager.
Grade: B+
"A Good Day to Die Hard"
The plot has more holes than a 25-year-old pair of favorite socks. But there is something fun about the latest in this long-running film series to make you glad it's still around.
Bruce Willis dusts off the tough-guy attitude to reprise his most iconic role, detective John McClane -- a man who always seems to be in the wrong place at the right time. This time, he travels to Russia to save his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), from a lifetime in prison.
Grade: B
Also new
"Escape from Planet Earth": An astronaut (Brendan Fraser) on the planet Baab goes on a daring mission.
"Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season": Change of a high school chemistry teacher to drug lord continues.
"Falling Skies": First season of the cable alien-invasion story.
"The Mad Max Trilogy": Includes "Mad Max," "Mad Max Road Warrior" and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."
"The Twilight Zone: The Complete Second Season": Agnes Moorehead, Art Carney, Bill Mumy, Sydney Pollack and William Shatner guest star.
"Ring of Fire": Jewel stars in the story of country music legend June Carter.

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

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