You can catch up with one of the fastest shows on TV or sing along with the Bellas with the new DVD releases out Sept. 22.
"The Flash: The Complete First Season," Grade (ASTERISK) (ASTERISK) (ASTERISK) (ASTERISK): The television world is getting more and more comic book inspired programs. The only way you will be able to keep the caped crime fighters separate from their cowled counterparts is through the quality of the offering. "The Flash" hits all of the marks with supersonic speed.
Grant Gustin brings just the right amount of boyish charm to the character of Barry Allen and an equal amount of heroic bravado to the scarlet speedster. The combination means the series works in the action parts and more personal story.
There's a reason "The Flash" was the most-watched series premiere in The CW's history, and original episodes averaged 6 million viewers weekly throughout the season. It's a show that respects comic book readers, but it is accessible enough if you don't know the difference between The Flash and Quicksilver.
"Pitch Perfect 2," Grade (ASTERISK) (ASTERISK) 1/2: The singers face a very tough international competition. Anna Kendrick stars.
The Barden Bellas have found their harmony again to make "Pitch Perfect 2" nearly as much fun as the original. The tale of an all-female college a cappella group that finds national success is mindless entertainment that taps your funny bone while making your toes tap. It's just a little more focused on your toes this time around.
ALSO NEW ON DVD SEPT. 22
"The Adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants": Complete collection of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episodes.
"Arrow: Complete Third Season": Contains all 23 episodes, plus almost three hours of extra content.
"The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements": A look at what the world is made of to understand the basic building blocks.
"The Red Road: The Complete Second Season": Drama that centers around the clash between a Native American tribe and a small town.
"The Last Man on Earth": Will Forte stars in the Fox comedy about a man who believes he's alone on the planet.
"Requiescant": Spaghetti western from director Carlo Lizzani.
"Alleluia": Based on the real-life story of the "Lonely Hearts Killers."
"Saint Laurent": Look at the life and influences of Yves Saint Laurent.
"The New Stone Soup in American Sign Language": Celebrates the power of sharing through sign language.
"Results": Recently divorced man gets involved with two people from his gym.
"Kindness is Contagious": Documentary on the benefits of being nice.
"The Beginners Bible": Includes stories of Joseph and his brothers and the battle of Jericho.
"Campus Code": Group of college students try to find answers for extraordinary events.
"Swamp Monsters: Season One": The Bayou Enforcement Agency for Supernatural Threats looks for problems in the Louisiana swamps.
"In the Name of My Daughter": Young woman must deal with family secrets as she tries to bounce back from a failed marriage.
"Pop Life": Documentary that looks at the popularity of street drugs.
"Jumanji": The Robin Williams film has been released on Blu-ray.
"The Nanny: Season Four": Fran Drescher stars in the TV comedy.
"The Sentinel": A model's New York apartment comes with some strange extras. Originally released in 1977.
"Chain of Command": Man's efforts to avenge his brother's death takes him into world of corruption.
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