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DVD Review: “Get Smart”

Get Smart (2008) Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin Director: Peter Segal purchase this DVD (Amazon) In the ’90s, the direct-to-video market was the realm of ex-stars like Corey Feldman, making indirect sequels to forgotten franchises like License to Drive and Meatballs, but the increasing affordability of kickass home-theater systems, and the seemingly infinite possibilities of hi-def formats — not to mention a widening gulf between movie ticket prices and what they actually deliver — have helped level the playing field between the box office and the rumpus room. This year, more than one studio has announced plans to ramp up their direct-to-video output; in the short term, this means you can expect to see sequels to horrible movies like Without a Paddle on the shelves at Best Buy, but in the long run, it just might lead to more stars making moderate-to-big-budget movies for the home market. Which brings us to Get Smart, which was released to theaters over the summer — and did well, grossing over $100 million — but …