New on DVD: ‘M3GAN’ joins the pantheon of cinema’s killer robots

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A robotic nanny with a mean streak tops the DVD releases for the week of March 21. “M3GAN”: A high-tech doll programmed by an aunt to comfort her grieving niece turns out to have a dark side in this horror thriller. “Last fall the internet witnessed a rare phenomenon: the meteoric, memeified rise of a brand new star, catapulted into mononymic ubiquity thanks to a single two-and-a-half minute movie trailer,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “But M3GAN isn’t your average girl — she’s a lifelike, powerful robotic doll equipped with machine-learning capabilities that m…

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