MY FAVORITE YEAR Peter O’Toole (Warner, PG, DVD) Director Richard Benjamin’s slight but sweet backstage comedy finds O’Toole in stellar form. A-
PEARL HARBOR: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT VISTA SERIES Ben Affleck (Touchstone, R, DVD) Like watching E! and the History Channel simultaneously. B+
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION–SEASON 3 Patrick Stewart (Paramount, unrated, DVD) The high-water mark for episodic Star Trek. A-
CROSSROADS (Paramount, PG-13) Not a girl, not yet an actress, Britney bares her soul and her midriff as a road-trippin’ karaoke queen.
KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST (Fox, PG-13) Steve Oedekerk kicks, punches, and camps his way through what would be a well-timed kung fu spoof if this were 1978.
RED BEARD (Criterion, unrated, DVD) Akira Kurosawa’s last collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune explores the relationship between a doctor and his student.
TARZAN & JANE (Walt Disney, G) A direct-to-video sequel that finds Jane searching for the perfect one-year anniversary gift for her favorite swinger.
THE TIME MACHINE (DreamWorks, PG-13) Guy Pearce and his timeless cheekbones travel into the future in the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic.