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‘Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything’ finds the comedian adjusting to life at 50

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Running Time: 67 minutes

This Netflix comedy special will be available to view on May 19. (netflix.com/pattonoswaltiloveeverything).

I’ll admit that it’s a bit difficult to review a stand-up comedy special, given that a performer’s style may be hilarious to one person while not striking the funny bone of another. However, with current entertainment options for review still being limited, I’ll do my best to give readers a sense of what they can expect from anything new coming your way. In this case, the program is Netflix’s Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything, which features the famous comedian delivering jokes to a live audience in Charlotte...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 22, 2020

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This is a great week if you want to stay in and watch some new Blu-ray/DVD releases. Thrillers, independents, documentaries, classics and comic books make for plenty of good viewing. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



 

BIG NEW RELEASES!



BRAHMS: THE BOY II - This sequel to the underrated 2016 chiller finds a new family moving into the estate once terrorized by a porcelain doll. Once on site, they discover the very same creepy figure popping up in and around the property in strange places. Soon, the young son of the new owners takes a liking to it and befriends the toy. However, it isn’t long before the horrific...

‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ delivers a warm-hearted intergalactic trip

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Running Time:
86 minutes

This title is currently available on Netflix.

This week sees the release of the animated feature Scoob! It is a reworking of the famous Scooby-Doo cartoon featuring a talking dog and his pals, who visiting haunted locales and solved mysteries involving supernatural characters. Alas, screening copies are not being made available to the press, which can sometimes be a signal that the studio doesn’t have a lot of confidence in the final product.  Regardless, parents will be forced to shell out a $20 streaming fee in order to rent the flick (you can also purchase it for $25), without knowing exactly what they’re getting...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 15, 2020

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It’s time to once again look at new release highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This edition features some interesting independent fare to check out from your couch. If you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

 

New Releases!

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn - The latest DC comic book character to get her own spin-off movie is Batman foe Harley Quinn. Set immediately after the events of Suicide Squad, the plot finds the character in an abusive relationship with a violent mobster. When a diamond is stolen from the crime family by a young pickpocket, the protagonist decides to...

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend’ lets viewers guide the storyline

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Running Time:
70 – 80 minutes

This “interactive special” will be available on Netflix on May 12. You’ll be able to use your remote, gaming controller, mouse, or finger to make choices on your device as the story unfolds.

If you grew up during the 1980s, then you remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series. These paperbacks would allow readers to make choices as they read, taking the story in different directions as they flipped pages. Recently, Netflix has also displayed this unique branching concept including Black Mirror and even a children’s Puss in Boots escapade. The latest variation is a feature-length sequel to one of...
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