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New on DVD: School back in session for new class of ‘Mean Girls’

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An updated take on a beloved high school comedy tops the DVD releases for the week of April 23.

“Mean Girls”: An adaptation of the musical based on the 2004 film, starring Angourie Rice as Cady Heron and Reneé Rapp as Regina George.

“There’s a lot of fun onscreen in this ‘Mean Girls’ … but it also feels like a condensed skim of the story and the movie’s greatest hits,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “It’s more of a musical addendum to the original ‘Mean Girls’ than it is own stand-alone project.”

“Mean Girls (2004)”: Marking 20 years of trying to make fetch happen, the original film is also available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time with new bonus content as Tina Fey and others reflect on the movie.


“Madame Web”: This comic book movie follows a New York paramedic (Dakota Johnson) as she discovers her psychic powers, derived from a powerful spider bite. Also starring Sydney Sweeney and Isabela Merced.

“Ordinary Angels”: The true story of a community rallying around a young girl in need of a liver transplant, and how helping others is the best way to help ourselves. With Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson.

“Andor: Season 1”: Diego Luna reprises his rebellious role from 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in this Disney+ prequel series.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi”: Hello, there! Ewan McGregor returns as the titular Jedi master in this “Star Wars” limited series set a decade or so after the events of the prequel trilogy.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Season 1”: Set six months after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” this MCU series finds Sam Wilson grappling with his new mantle as Captain America. Starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

“Moon Knight: Season 1”: Oscar Isaac plays a mild-mannered Brit who’s also a ruthless mercenary who’s also a masked crime fighter of mystical origin in this Marvel series.

“Impulse”: A journalist discovers a conspiracy involving political and Hollywood elite while investigating seemingly unrelated murders.

“Lawmen: Bass Reeves”: This Paramount+ drama from “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan stars David Oyelowo as the titular frontier lawman, one of the first Black deputy U.S. marshals in the Old West.

“Marmalade”: A romantic crime caper that starts with a man telling his life story to a fellow cellmate in a bid for his help escaping.

“Sweet Dreams”: Johnny Knoxville stars as a recovering addict who agrees to coach the household softball team while at a sober living facility.

“The Promised Land”: This drama follows an 18th-century Danish army captain (Mads Mikkelsen) as he attempts to cultivate the wild heath in Jutland, Denmark.

“What Rhymes With Reason”: Teen drama about a group of youths looking for a mythical place purported to be in the nearby wilderness.

“Dogfight”: Director Nancy Savoca’s 1991 film about a group of young men trying to seduce the ugliest women possible before leaving for Vietnam joins the Criterion Collection ranks. Stars River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.


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