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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 7, 2018

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Wow, it’s time for a massive edition of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Just about every genre is represented, with major studio hits and smaller independent features from around the world. 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 Bag of Marbles - This France/Canada/Czech Republic foreign-language production follows a pair of Jewish brothers at the outset of World War II. As Nazi forces invade their town, the boys go on the run to avoid capture and persecution. Reviews for the movie were generally good. Some didn’t find it as thrilling or have the impact of titles with a similar...

‘Tis the season for holiday flicks

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There’s a slight lull this week at the movies. The only film opening is The Possession of Hannah Grace, and it’s not getting a press screening. For the next month, the studios will mix big studio titles with awards contenders. So, it’s a perfect time to go over what will be coming your way soon.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is something of an acquired taste, with most of his work garnering extreme responses from viewers. The dark period drama The Favourite involves a servant vying for power by trying to usurp and take the position of Queen Anne’s closest confidant. It opens in limited release next week before expanding across...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 30, 2018

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Welcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. The Thanksgiving holiday seems to have resulted in fewer products this week, but there are definitely a few choices out there for those looking for new releases. 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!

At First Light - A high school senior in a small town sees strange lights in the sky and investigates. The teen returns from the source of the disturbance and discovers she now has supernatural powers. Her friends decide to help their friend as she attempts to evade authorities and officials who are determined to...

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ has glitches but delivers some winning moments

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Running Time: 112 minutes

It may be hard to believe, but it’s been six years since the release of the original Wreck-It Ralph. The animated feature provided a zippy little story about a misunderstood arcade-game villain and showcased a nostalgic mix of familiar characters like Pac-Man, Q*bert and even a Street Fighter or two.

The sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, heads out on a different path. It isn’t quite as effective as the original, but is exceptionally animated and provides enough fun moments to earn it a recommendation.

In the several years since the events of the previous film, Ralph (John C. Reilly) and

Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) have...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 23, 2018

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Welcome to another look a new arrival highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Despite the big holiday, there’s plenty to check out, including one of the year’s biggest hits. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to pick up one of these titles.

Big New Releases!

Blindspotting - This comedy/drama is set in Oakland and involves a man serving the final days of his probation. Employed as a mover with his childhood best friend, the pair witnesses a police shooting. Each reacts to the event differently as they try to process what happened and figure out how to move forward. Overall, the movie received very strong notices. A small group thought the end...

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