New on DVD: ‘Addams Family’ brood takes road trip in animated sequel

From left, Oscar Isaac as the voice of Gomez Addams, Chloe Grace Moretz as the voice of Wednesday Addams, Nick Kroll as the voice of Uncle Fester, Charlize Theron as the voice of Morticia Addams, Conrad Vernon as the voice of Lurch, Javon Walton as the voice of Pugsley Addams, Bette Midler as the voice of Grandma, and Snoop Dogg as the voice of It in “The Addams Family 2.” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

Another outing with the macabre but lovable family tops the DVD releases for the week of Jan. 18.

“The Addams Family 2”: The Addams Family hit the road in their haunted camper for a summer vacation in this sequel to the 2019 animated feature that updated the classic characters for a new, younger audience.

“Patriarch Gomez (Oscar Isaac) is inspired to take the whole crew on a vacation in order to encourage family bonding after Wednesday (Chloe Grace Moretz) starts to feel alienated from the rest of the Addams, embarrassed by their overbearing affections at her school science fair,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “While the family hits Niagara Falls, Sleepy Hollow, Miami Beach, the Alamo and the Grand Canyon, it’s a chance for Wednesday to consider what it truly means to be an Addams.”


“Last Night in Soho”: Director Edgar Wright’s horror thriller features Thomasin McKenzie as a young fashion student who forges a psychic connection with an aspiring singer in 1960s London. Also starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith.

“Titane”: Winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for director Julia Ducournau, this French body horror shocker concerns a woman who was involved in a car crash as a child and now has a titanium plate in her head.

“Animal Kingdom: Season 5”: TNT drama about a Southern California criminal family enterprise. Starring Ellen Barkin, Finn Cole and Ben Robson.

“Annie Live!”: NBC adaptation of the hit musical that aired on Dec. 2, with Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks and Celina Smith as the titular orphan.

“Dynasty: Season Four”: CW reboot of the 1980s series about two wealthy families maneuvering to secure their fortunes, with the setting moved from Denver to Atlanta.

“Riverdale: Season 5”: Based on the Archie Comics characters, this live-action CW drama follows a group of teens in the fictional town.

“The Dry”: Eric Bana plays a man returning to his small hometown to investigate a friend’s murder and reckon with his past in this slow-burn Australian thriller.

“The Last Son”: Western about a line of feuding outlaws, with a father aiming to kill all his offspring and one son trying to stop him dead in his tracks. Starring Sam Worthington, Machine Gun Kelly and Thomas Jane.

“Red Stone”: Neal McDonough plays a hitman out for revenge after the murder of his older brother who must track down the teen who witnessed the killing before other criminals or the authorities get to him first.

“An Unquiet Grave”: A man returns to the site of his wife’s fatal car crash one year later with her sister to perform a strange ritual.


“Live or Let Die”: Post-apocalyptic horror film about two men looking for sanctuary following a virus outbreak that leaves humanity on the brink of extinction.

“Nocturna: Side A - The Great Old Man’s Night/Nocturna: Side B - Where Elephants Go to Die”: Argentinian film about a 100-year-old man fighting for redemption on his last night before death, and then another take on the story as a woman narrates his final night.

“Roommate Wanted”: Two college students must fight for survival after subleasing their extra bedroom to a violent man with multiple personalities.

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