Login

Gallup Sun

Monday, May 20th

Last update08:18:38 AM GMT

You are here: Home

Film

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 4, 2019

E-mail Print PDF
Happy New Year to everyone! Despite that the week is filled with plenty of celebrations, there are actually a good number of new Blu-ray and DVD releases arriving on store shelves (including a couple of high-profile Hollywood productions). So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

A.X.L. – The U.S. government uses artificial intelligence to create a secret robotic dog for use in the military. After the artificial pooch escapes into the desert and is discovered by a local, the two develop a bond. The dog begins protecting its new master, while the young man does his best to keep it out of the clutches of...

‘Vice’ has trouble distilling its subject but makes salient points

E-mail Print PDF
Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 132 minutes

Writer/director Adam McKay may has made a name for himself in the comedy genre with titles like Anchorman and Step Brothers, but over the past couple of years he’s begun to switch gears and tackle more pressing and political issues.

The Big Short (2015) took a biting look at the real estate crisis 10 years ago. His latest, Vice, details the life of Vice President Dick Cheney and effectively critiques his various actions in the White House, displaying how they have a direct correlation to what is going on today.

Narrated by a mysterious suburbanite (Jesse Plemons), the story follows Cheney (Christian Bale) from his time in...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ breezes in and surprises

E-mail Print PDF
Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 130 minutes

I’ll be honest and write that I didn’t hold out much hope for a sequel to a Disney family classic from 54 years ago. Thankfully, the new film Mary Poppins Returns is a pleasant surprise. It may not live up to the original, but it does provide plenty sweetness and visual pop (even throwing in an unexpected cameo for good measure), providing families with plenty of fun this holiday season.

The plot itself isn’t exactly light and frothy. It follows Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) the grown-up son from the original film, still living in the family home. Now a widower and single father of three, trouble arises when the bank...

‘Aquaman’ has a few moments but is mostly soggy

E-mail Print PDF
Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 143 minutes

Back in the ’90s, a movie featuring a comic villain parodying over-the-top action and spy movies requested, “...sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.” I’m not entirely sure what this is a sign of, but it appears that some 20 years later, we have come full circle.

The new DC superhero movie Aquaman not only features the above seafaring threat, but also asks us to take it all seriously.

To be fair, the DC filmic universe has had its share of turkeys and this latest adventure is a modest improvement over several other features in the superhero franchise. There are some impressive action scenes as this...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 21, 2018

E-mail Print PDF
Hello and welcome to this year’s final edition of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Tuesday lands on Dec. 25, and as such, there aren’t any new releases. Don’t worry, though, there are plenty of noteworthy flicks arriving now to hold you over until January. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

1985 - Set during the’ 80s, this indie drama involves a closeted marketing executive who heads home to visit family in Texas for the holidays. While visiting his conservative parents as well as acquaintances from his past, he wrestles with whether or not to tell his clan while confronting a...

Page 8 of 89