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Pixar's 'Soul' is reborn on home video

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Pixar's 'Soul' to skip theatres, coming to Disney+ on Christmas Day
Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 17:30:51-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Here are this week's hottest home video releases.

Find them on discs, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, and Google Play.

MONSTER HUNTER

Milla Jovovich, a veteran of too many "Resident Evil" flicks, stars in yet another action-packed video game adaptation. The results are typically hit-and-miss, with booming sound and digital effects with little room left over for a compelling story. Deleted scenes and spotlights on weapons in the film make up the extras.

NEWS OF THE WORLD

Tom Hanks stars as a traveling newsreader who agrees to take under his wing a 10-year-old girl (Helena Zengel) kidnapped by a Kiowa tribe and raised as their own. Preachy yet sometimes stirring, the drama is a challenging and sometimes slow affair. The sumptuous and gorgeously-shot film landed Oscar nominations for best sound, best production design, best original score, and best cinematography. Extras include deleted scenes, a look at Hanks and Zengel, and making-of featurettes.

SOUL

Nominated for the best-animated film Oscar, "Soul" is now available to those who don't subscribe to Disney+. The thought-provoking tale follows a struggling musician-turned-teacher who enters the spirit realm and takes a hard look at the worth of his life. Think "It's a Wonderful Life" in CGI form. For my full review, click here. Extras include filmmaker commentary and deleted scenes.

Studios provided review screeners.

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This story was first published by Phil Villarreal at KGUN.