'New Year's Eve'
DVD and Blu-ray
A follow-up to the similar — and similarly awful — 'Valentine's Day,' 'New Year's Eve' changes dates and coasts to bring another tale of vignettes about love and life. Director Garry Marshall is an abominable showman who never met a cliche he didn't like, and the huge cast, including Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Hilary Swank all racing around New York in the pursuit of true happiness before the ball drops. (Especially notable is Ludacris, whose work as a high-ranking New York cop in a collar two sizes too big for him is simply, uh, ludicrous. Sorry.) Directed with the same ugly camerawork and let-em-talk laziness as 'Valentine's Day' by Garry Marshall, 'New Year's Eve' is the kind of movie destined to be deservedly mocked.