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‘News of the World’ features excellent cast, great cinematography

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Running Time: 118 minutes

This feature from Universal Pictures opens Dec. 25 at operating cinemas. It will also be available for streaming on demand Jan. 15.

While 2020 has been a quiet year for many of us, that certainly hasn’t been the case for Tom Hanks. In addition to some personal...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 25, 2020

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The holidays are here, which means things are slowing down on the Blu-ray and DVD front. However, there are still a few options arriving including a couple of noteworthy features. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BOYS VS. GIRLS: Set in 1990, this comedy takes viewers to a summer camp undergoing a big change after 70 years of operation. Due to financial issues, the camp director is forced into making the main campus and activities co-ed. He tries to sell the head counselors on the money-saving idea, but learns his two employees have just gone through a romantic...

‘The Midnight Sky’ is a grimly intriguing sci-fi drama

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Running Time: 122 minutes

This film will be available on Netflix to steam on Dec. 23.

When reviewing movies, some critics try to avoid discussing the film with others after seeing it. This is done to have an honest reaction to the feature and avoid being influenced by outside opinions. Sometimes it can be a difficult task, particularly during awards season. I’m part of a group who hands out awards and while 2020 has provided some distance, we all still canvas and drum up support for our personal favorites.

But sometimes films provoke unexpectedly extreme responses.

Such is the case with The Midnight Sky, which garnered a surprising amount of disdain...

‘Wolfwalkers’ is one of the best animated films of the year

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Running Time: 103 minutes

This film is available for streaming on AppleTV+ beginning Dec. 11.

For decades now, Pixar and Disney have been winning award after award for their impressively produced animated films. But they aren’t the only team of talented filmmakers and artists out there providing family entertainment. The Irish company Cartoon Saloon has also had its fair share of successes, including titles like The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and The Breadwinner, each of which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Their latest is called Wolfwalkers, and it’s every bit as impressive as their other features.

In fact, it...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 11, 2020

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Welcome to another look at some of the new Blu-rays and DVDs coming your way. This edition features plenty of interesting titles both old and new to keep viewers entertained. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


COMFORT FARMS: In this documentary, an Army Ranger war veteran sets out to create a new form of therapy. He starts his own farm to keep those at high risk for suicide busy and working in a calm environment. Helped by a unique group of veterans, farmers and animal-loving butchers, the film captures their efforts and development of the project. So far reviews for...

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