The DVD selections hitting stores Tuesday feature a couple of scary titles worth watching plus a standout performance by a former "Sopranos" star.
"The Informant!" Grade B-: A rising star at an agri-industry company becomes a whistle-blower. Matt Damon stars.
The film teeters precariously between being a great movie and an awful one, and just when you are predisposed toward the former point of view, something nudges you toward the latter.
The whole film has a slightly gamey, strident feel, and you can't help but feel the comic effect, which is at the expense of a serious psychological condition, is a little smarmy.
"Sorority Row" Grade C: A prank gone bad leaves sorority sisters running for their lives.
When the film concentrates on being a camp version of '80s slasher movies, it is fun. Too often it ends up being like a sorority sister who has had way too much to drink and wanders away from the real entertainment value.
Rumer Willis and Briana Evigan star.
"Nurse Jackie: Season One" Grade B+: Edie Falco plays a nurse with a drug addiction and a ton of other personal problems. It's the amazing performance by the former "Sopranos" star that drives this unusual human drama.
This drama will strike a raw nerve.
Also Coming to DVD on Feb. 23:
* "Dead Snow": Vacationing medical students run into Nazi zombies. Jenny Skavlan stars.
* "Adam-12: Season Four": Martin Milner stars in this network cop series.
* "$9.99": A man can buy the meaning of life for just under $10 in this animated tale.
* "Eleven Minutes": The documentary looks at "Project Runway" winner Jay McCarroll.
* "Everybody's Fine": A widower (Robert De Niro) goes on a road trip to reconnect with his grown children.
* "The September Issue": A look at the team at Vogue as they put together their annual massive fashion edition.
* "The Universe: Season Four": The 12 episodes of the cable series look at star clusters, death stars and space wars.
* "The People Speak": Celebrities read some of America's great written works.
* "Night Court": The third season of the legal comedy features 22 episodes.
* "Three Blind Mice": A trio of naval officers face one important night before being sent to Iraq.
* "FlashForward": The first 10 episodes of the ABC series are being released for those needing to get caught up before new episodes begin March 18.
* "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant": An apprentice to a popular attraction in a traveling freak show is a pawn in a battle.
* "The Box": A couple must decide whether to press a button on a mysterious container to get $1 million, knowing someone they don't know will die.
* "Motherhood": Uma Thurman plays an urban, stay-at-home mom of two.
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