Chris Hicks: ‘The Hobbit’ is extended 13 minutes for a new Blu-ray, DVD release

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7 2013 3:35 p.m. MST

“Grown Ups 2” (Columbia/Blu-ray, 2012, PG-13, $40.99, deleted scenes, featurettes). Say what you want about Adam Sandler, he knows how to round up a talented cast — Kevin James, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, David Spade. Now if only he had a script to match that talent. If you saw “Grown Ups” you know what to expect from the steeped-in-irony title. (Also on DVD, $30.99)

“Clear History” (HBO/Blu-ray, 2013, not rated, $24.99, Blu-ray and digital versions). This feature-length film is strictly for fans of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” coming as it does from Larry David and that show’s creative team. In fact, it feels like an extended episode of that show. David plays an executive at a start-up electric-car company who bails just before it makes millions. Ten years later he’s living a new, contented life on Martha’s Vineyard until his old boss (Jon Hamm) takes up residence on the island, prompting him to plot revenge. Kate Hudson, Amy Ryan, Michael Keaton, and others co-star. (Fairly constant R-rated language.) (Also on DVD, $19.97)

“Six Shooters” (Lionsgate, 2013; R for violence, brief nudity, language; $26.98, DVD and digital versions, in Spanish with English subtitles or English-dubbed versions, trailers). This Argentine Western is a revenge yarn about a young boy who watches his father being killed by outlaws and a decade later seeks revenge by going after them, one by one.

“Killer Holiday” (Lionsgate, 2013; R for violence, language, sex; $26.98, featurettes, bloopers, trailers). Horror set against an abandoned amusement park as a psychotic killer chases eight teens on holiday. And there will be a killer clown.

Chris Hicks is the author of "Has Hollywood Lost Its Mind? A Parent’s Guide to Movie Ratings." His website is www.hicksflicks.com

Email: hicks@deseretnews.com

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