OUT ON RENTAL:
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
Al Pacino recently won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of “death doctor” Jack Kevorkian in this HBO film directed by Barry Levinson (“Rain Man”).
A patient’s right to determine his or her own fate is debated as Kevorkian stands trial over his apparatus that allows terminally ill people to control their destinies, quite literally. The solid cast also includes Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Brenda Vaccaro and Danny Huston ... but as can be expected, this is Pacino’s show. DVD extra: “making-of” documentary. (Not rated)
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SEX AND THE CITY 2
It’s usually great to see the four ladies together, but this second movie sequel to the HBO series simply doesn’t spend enough time in “the city,” proving just how pivotal a character New York also is in this franchise. The foursome heads off to Abu Dhabi when Samantha’s (Kim Cattrall) business dealings prompt her to bring along Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte (Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis). Somewhat incredibly, the now-married Carrie runs into former flame Aidan (John Corbett) while abroad; Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Jason Lewis also return. (Rated R)
THE TWILIGHT ZONE: FAN FAVORITES
When a series has endured in popularity long after its original run, it’s only logical that certain episodes will stand out for its devotees. This new collection assembles some of the most famous stories from the Rod Serling-hosted CBS suspensefantasy anthology ... including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” in which a passenger (William Shatner) thinks he sees a gremlin tearing an airplane apart from the outside. “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” and “Kick the Can” are among the 18 other classic tales included. (Not rated)
THE PACIFIC (Nov. 2):
The Emmy-winning HBO miniseries focuses on three U.S. Marines (played by James Badge Dale, Joe Mazzello and Jon Seda) and their experiences during World War II. (Not rated)
TOY STORY 3 (Nov. 2):
Buzz Lightyear and Woody (voices of Tim Allen and Tom Hanks) go their separate ways, but maybe not forever, in the latest chapter of the animated Disney-Pixar series. (Rated G)