Downey Is Glib In ‘Iron Man 3’

Iron Man 3, Grade B-minus: When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

The heart of the movie remains the same: the glib performance turned in by Robert Downey Jr. Even in the face of this new threat, Stark never runs out of quips. Jon Favreau mixed the quick retorts with some regular dialogue, but Shane Black’s script is so loaded with wisecracks that it begins to wear thin. It’s the type of banter that better fits a buddy cop movie.

Hawaii Five-0: The Third Season, Grade B: The updated version of the classic TV detective series has settled into a solid rhythm because of the strong cast. Alex O’Loughlin anchors the team as the leaner, meaner version of Steve McGarrett. But, he gets a lot of support from Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park.

The DVD set includes all 24 episodes, plus deleted scenes, a cast and crew gag reel and several short behind-the-scenes features.

Also new

Unfinished Song : Music changes the life of a grumpy man (Terence Stamp).

Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Ruh-Roh Robot! : The 12 mysteries include the new cartoon Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace.

Dear Mom, Love Cher : A look at Cher’s close relationship with her family, including her mother Georgia Holt.

Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series : Includes 13 episodes and two Christmas specials.

Gene Simmons Family Jewels : Final season of the cable reality show about the KISS member and his family.