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‘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...

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!

BIG NEW RELEASES!



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...

‘Sound of Metal’ packs emotional wallop

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Running Time: 130 minutes

This film will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Dec. 4.

The majority of movies focus on images to tell a story showing the actions of its characters rather than explaining their story. While pictures certainly play a part in the new feature Sound of Metal, this drama focuses on a protagonist whose life revolves around sound and what happens when that essential part of his life is suddenly taken from him. It’s a heavy and occasionally draining drama, but one with exceptional performances that are likely to be recognized during awards season.

Drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and his girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) are heavy...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 4, 2020

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Welcome to another look at some of the latest Blu-rays and DVDs arriving on store shelves. There are plenty of familiar titles arriving on disc both new and old in a wide variety of genres. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!



THE RISING HAWK: BATTLE FOR THE CARPATHIANS: Also known simply as The Rising Hawk, this period drama is set in Eastern Europe during the 13th century. As Mongol invaders move across the land raiding and pillaging villages, a small community in the mountains prepares itself for the inevitable onslaught. Local leaders try to come up with a specific...

‘Black Beauty’ is made exclusively for horse-adoring youngsters

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Running Time: 109 minutes

This feature is available for streaming December 27 on Disney+.

The 1877 Anna Sewell novel Black Beauty is one of the biggest selling books of all time. This tale, about the life of a horse and her many experiences with various owners, has enchanted young readers for more than a century. The latest film adaptation attempts to maintain the theme of encouraging animal welfare while updating the story to give it a modern twist. The movie is impressively shot and will certainly impress youngsters who adore horses, but is so earnest that most adults watching will find themselves rolling their eyes during several scenes.

This tale is...

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