Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New on Dvd:'minions,''ant-Man' New on Dvd

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New on Dvd:'minions,''ant-Man' New on Dvd

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The Minions graduate from scene-stealing supporting players to stars in "Minions," the third movie in the "Despicable Me" series.

It doubles as an origin story, explaining how the Minions moved from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time to creatures who do the bidding of bachelor baddie turned devoted dad Gru.

The Minions are united by a single goal of serving the most despicable master they can find. But their beastly bosses - from dinosaurs and Dracula to Napoleon - have a habit of dying off, so a team of three sets out to find a new villain to follow.

The leader Kevin, along with sweet, hapless Bob and rebellious Stuart, land in New York in 1968 and hitch a ride to Villain-Con in Orlando where they meet Scarlet Overkill (voice of Sandra Bullock), the world's first female supervillain. They accompany her to England where she spells out a grandiose scheme. If they steal the queen's crown, she will make all of their dreams come true, and if they don't, well, there will be hell to pay as Scarlet lives up to her name.

Handling the voices are Geoffrey Rush as the narrator, Jon Hamm as Scarlett's mod inventor-husband, Michael Keaton and Allison Janney as parents with an avaricious avocation, and Jennifer Saunders as Queen Elizabeth II.

It adds up to a madcap, rock music-filled comic adventure.

Rated PG for action and rude humor.


Emboldened by the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel Studios snatched another character from the company's minor leagues - Ant-Man, one of the founding members of the Avengers in the comic book iteration of the character.

"Ant-Man" is the tale of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master burglar recently released from prison but determined to prove to his ex- wife that he's worthy of being in their young daughter's life. As child support pressures mount and his job prospects falter, Lang agrees to mount one more big score with his old cell mate Luis (Michael Pena), and two criminal associates.

He breaks into the home of Dr. …

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