Marry Me (Universal, Blu-ray + DVD, PG-13, 112 min.). Who would have thought the pairing of Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson would work so magically? But it does in this rom-com based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby. As with “Notting Hill,” the basic plot has a glamorous mega-star and a likable nerdy guy improbably falling for each other, despite the vast differences in their lifestyles. Lopez, in her best movie role in some time, plays music icon Kat Valdez, basically a version of herself, while Wilson plays grade-school teacher Charlie Gilbert, a divorced guy whose two main joys in life are his 12-year-old daughter Lou (Chloe Coleman) and the Pi-thons math team he coaches.

The film is helped by all the input Lopez put into her character and the nine original songs, two of which — “Marry Me,” done both up-tempo and as a ballad, and “On My Way” — are terrific. Echoes of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” are found in the slightly wicked “Church” performance number. It also helps that both Lou and her new dog are cute as well.

“Marry Me” is the new single by Kat and Colombian singing star Bastian (Maluma), who have been dating for a long time. They plan to actually wed on stage, after Bastian appears at her Madison Square Garden concert (filmed during a real Maluma concert there) and duets on the song. However, just before the ceremony, Kat sees a video of Bastian cheating on her with her assistant. Heartbroken, shaken and somewhat desperate, Kat decides on the spot to marry someone from the audience. That just happens to be Charlie, who is holding a large “Marry Me” sign, just handed to him by his school guidance counselor friend Parker (Sarah Silverman), who had talked Charlie into attending, with Lou, in place of the woman who just dumped her after 17 days.

Kat has been divorced three times and has a large staff to do everything for her, including her manager Colin (John Bradley) and a videographer who is constantly recording her life for her social media outlets. Despite their differences, and not even living together, they gradually come to appreciate and even care for each other, despite Bastian trying to get back in Kat’s good graces. One cute scene has Kat teaching the Pi-thons how to dance in their classroom as they learn about resilience.

Extras include audio commentary by director Kat Coiro (“Dead To Me”) and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas; six deleted and two alternate scenes (5:27); looks at the music (5:52), Lopez’s input into the character (11:49), recording live at MSG (4:41) and the film’s style, including the 95-pound wedding dress (5:03); a making-of (5:28); a gag reel (1:45); and a lyric video for “On My Way.” Grade: film 3.5 stars; extras 3 stars 

Rating guide: 5 stars = classic; 4 stars = excellent; 3 stars = good; 2 stars = fair; dog = skip it

Last Looks (RLJE, Blu-ray or DVD, R, 111 min.). This dark comedy has wonderful performances by Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”) as retired Los Angeles police detective Charlie Waldo, and Mel Gibson (building on his very good work in “Fatman,” and very funny here) as alcoholic TV star Alastair Pinch, now accused of murdering his wife. The bearded Charlie has retreated to a trailer in the woods with his chicken and 99 other items of property after being tricked into wrongfully convicting a man who subsequently died in prison. Once a rising star, he is now a hermit who baths in the river.

One day, his ex (Morena Baccarin as Lorena) shows up and tries to get him help her prove Pinch’s innocence. He refuses but is sucked into the case when she publicizes the fact that he has joined the case and then goes missing, presumed dead. Charlie arrives in L.A. by bus and bicycle, stays at Alastair’s mansion and somewhat comes to like Alastair, especially due to Alastair’s relationship with his young daughter (Sophie Fatu as Gaby). Alastair plays the title character in TV’s “Johnnie’s Bench,” where he likes to beat up an occasional extra on set.

The film plays off many a noir trope and Charlie gets beaten up more than once. The supporting cast also sparkles, including Clancy Brown as cop Big Jim Cuppy, Method Man as rapper Swag Doggg, Dominic Monaghan as lawyer Warren Gomes and Lucy Fry as Gaby’s teacher Jayne White. Rupert Friend plays the motormouth TV network head.

The film is a delight throughout. It comes with a making-of featurette (7:59). Grade: film 3.5 stars; extra 2 stars

Spiritwalker (South Korea, Well Go USA, Blu-ray or DVD, NR, 109 min.). There is a very interesting science fiction concept at the film’s center, but the idea of a man’s consciousness shifting from body to body every 12 hours gets a bit muddled. However, the film has plenty of car chases, shootouts, and hand-to-hand combat to make you not care. Call it “Quantum Leap” with extreme action.

A man (former K-pop singer Yoon Kye-Sang) wakes up after being in a car accident, with no idea who he is or how he got there, although he also has been shot in the shoulder. A local homeless man, to whom our “hero” will return several times, has called an ambulance. Another key person is Moon Jin-ah (Lim Ji-Yeon), whom he meets in a wicked apartment fight sequence and who has a big connection with his real personality, which is not revealed until the film’s second half.

The first two times the man’s consciousness switches bodies adds to the confusion of his being amnesiac. Stick with the film, though, and the action is enough to satisfy, and there is a lengthy late flashback that reveals what really happened. The film’s ending is extremely violent. There is an English dub version included. The only extra is a brief behind-the-scenes look (3:37). Grade: film 3 stars; extra ½ star

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994, Arrow Video, 4K Ultra HD or Blu-ray, R, 123 min.). Director/star Kenneth Branagh, who recently has brought Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot to life in two films, began his literary adaptations more than a quarter-century ago with this very faithful adaptation of Shelley’s original horror story, including the Arctic-set bookends in which Capt. Walker (Aidan Quinn) meets Victor Frankenstein (Branagh) and his creation (a very interesting turn by Robert De Niro). That creation, by the way, is much misrepresented in most films, as is often Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, as both can speak and read.

The majority of the tale is told in flashbacks, with Victor growing up with adopted sister Elizabeth (Helen Bonham Carter), whom he eventually falls in love with and plans to marry after he goes off to medical school. There, Victor befriends fellow student Henry Clervil (Tom Hulce) and is influenced by the forbidden reanimation experiments of Professor Waldman (John Cleese of Monty Python). In an interesting twist due to the current times, Waldman is killed by an anti-vaxer (De Niro). Victor then uses the anti-vaxer’s body with Waldman’s brain to hopefully bring back Waldman to life. However, Victor is dismayed and alarmed by his creation, who breaks away from both Victor and a street mob, taking Victor’s journal with him.

While hiding in the woods, the creature becomes an “angel” to a woodsman’s family. De Niro really brings out the pitifulness of the creature when talking to the woodsman’s blind father, but when the family returns, he is chased off. The creature then seeks vengeance against Victor and his family, although he offers to stop if Victor creates a bride for him.

The film has many gothic elements — the setting is the 1790s and on — and is handsomely dressed. De Niro is outstanding, and Bonham Carter has her moments. Ian Holm plays Victor’s father.

New extras include audio commentary by film historians Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains; two featurettes with David Pirie, Stephen Volk, and Jonathan Rigby on the story’s gothic origins (29:37) and their favorite scenes and how the film compares with the book (15:32); and interviews with costume designer James Acheson (14:53), composer Patrick Doyle (12:40) and make-up artist Daniel Parker (14:22). There also is an image gallery, a booklet with new writing by Jon Towlson and Amy C. Chambers, and the 1910 first movie version, directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison Studios (12:55). Grade: film 3 stars; extras 3.5 stars

Tom Von Malder of Owls Head has reviewed music since 1972, just after graduation from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He has reviewed videos/DVDs since 1988.

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