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1. Identity Thief (Universal)

2. A Good Day to Die Hard (20th Century Fox)

3. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Paramount)

4. Snitch (Summit)

5. Warm Bodies (Summit)

6. Parker (Sony)

7. Beautiful Creatures (Warner Bros.)

8. A Haunted House (Universal)

9. The Impossible (Summit)

10. The Last Stand (Lionsgate)

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1. Identity Thief (Universal)

2. A Good Day to Die Hard (20th Century Fox)

3. Warm Bodies (Summit)

4. Parker (Sony)

5. Dark Skies (Starz/Anchor Bay)

6. Side Effects (Universal)

7. The Last Stand (Lionsgate)

8. Escape From Planet Earth (Stars/Anchor Bay)

9. Beautiful Creatures (Warner Bros.)

10. Mama (Universal)

Published in Video Top 10

1. Parker (Sony)

2. Dark Skies (Starz/Anchor Bay)

3. Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)

4. The Last Stand (Lionsgate)

5. Side Effects (Universal)

6. Broken City (20th Century Fox)

7. Mama (Universal)

8. Beautiful Creatures (Warner Bros.)

9. Jack Reacher (Paramount)

10. A Haunted House (Universal)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to movies as a headliner not only bombed domestically; The Last Stand was a massive international bomb. It didn’t make back its relatively meager $45 million budget during its theatrical run—a big fall for the man who used to be the world’s biggest movie star.

In truth, this is not the greatest of surprises, because the movie is not very good.

Arnie plays a sheriff in a border town who finds himself squaring off with a drug-cartel baddie and his cronies. Johnny Knoxville shows up as the kooky sidekick (again), and Luis Guzman shows up and does his normal thing.

Arnie is in good form; it’s the film that seems stale. It feels like 12 movies you’ve seen before cobbled together as a warm-up for a guy who has been out of the game for a few years. It’s too bad; Arnie should’ve made his comeback vehicle a film in which he was fighting aliens or trading quips with Danny DeVito.

This mediocre rip-off of Assault on Precinct 13 doesn’t do him justice.

Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker plays an FBI agent who spends most of the film yelling into telephones and staring at computer screens.

Special Features: There are deleted and extended scenes, along with some behind-the-scenes docs.

Published in DVDs/Home Viewing

1. Parker (Sony)

2. The Last Stand (Lionsgate)

3. Jack Reacher (Paramount)

4. Side Effects (Universal)

5. Broken City (20th Century Fox)

6. Mama (Universal)

7. Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)

8. Texas Chainsaw (Lionsgate)

9. Beautiful Creatures (Warner Bros.)

10. Safe Haven (20th Century Fox)

Published in Video Top 10