New on DVD: 'Ted,' 'Bourne Legacy,' more
Posted December 13, 2012
2012, Universal, R/unrated, $30; Blu-ray, $35
When John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) was a child, he wished that his favorite Teddy bear would come to life. He should have been more careful because he still has to deal with his randy, troublemaking toy companion as a grown-up in this live/CG-animated comedy. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane directs and provides Ted's voice. USA TODAY's Claudia Puig says * * 1/2 stars out of four: Ted "is high-concept and filled with occasional bits of genius and a lot of raunchiness. It also can be grating."
The Bourne Legacy
2012, Universal, PG-13, $30; DVD+Blu-ray, $35
In the fourth Bourne installment, black-ops agent Aaron Cross goes on the run after Bourne's actions expose the secret program. Cross, realizing the program is being shut down and its agents killed, seeks help from a doctor (Rachel Weisz) while avoiding CIA assassins. Puig: * * *
Ice Age: Continental Drift
2012, Fox, PG, $30; DVD+Blu-ray, $40
Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano), Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) and Diego the saber tooth tiger (Denis Leary) return to try to find a new home after a major landmass shift. The fourth film in the 3-D animation series features the voices of Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Drake and Peter Dinklage. Puig: * *
Why Stop Now
2012, IFC Films, R, $25; Blu-ray, $30
A piano prodigy (Jesse Eisenberg) prepares for an audition that could launch his career, but first, he has to enroll his drug-addicted mother (Melissa Leo) into a rehab program. Things go awry in this comedy-drama and he winds up needing help from her flamboyant drug dealer, Sprinkles (Tracy Morgan).
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