Sharlto Copley

New on DVD: 'Secret Life of Pets' tops list of new DVDs out Dec. 6

There's a long list of new DVD releases to consider when doing your holiday shopping.

"The Secret Life of Pets"; 2.5 stars: Seeing the new release is like getting a new puppy. It starts out exciting, but it soon settles into a familiar routine.

The film comes from the same team that produced the sweet, funny and memorable "Despicable Me." That film is almost impossible to follow, especially when there are no breakout characters like the Minions. The characters that come closest to standing out are a spunky poodle named Gidget (Jenny Slate) and a feisty bunny named Snowball who runs the underground animal world (Kevin Hart). They are good, but they run a...

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