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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 24, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s another busy edition with plenty of interesting releases both new and old. 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

Bad Santa 2 - The lovably crude...

‘A Cure for Wellness’ is a crazed fever dream

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 146 min.

Holy cow. Simply put, the new film A Cure For Wellness is completely bonkers. It’s a horror/thriller that ends up playing out like some sort of fever dream. In fact, for a good portion of the film one might think that the storyteller was just making things up as they were going along. Obviously, that couldn’t have been the case. For one, the production design is incredible and the movie is gorgeously shot. Yet it abandons conventional plotting and goes over the same story beats multiple times, often veering into wild exaggeration. One can’t help but think that the movie itself is as mad as some of its characters.

This...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 17, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This time out, it’s an impressive mix of Hollywood fare and independent features. 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!

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk - A soldier is hailed as a hero and made part of a halftime show at a Thanksgiving football game. Surrounded by the celebration, he remembers the harrowing details of what actually occurred on the battlefield. This drama from Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) didn’t get a big push over the holiday season and only mustered middling notices. Part of the problem...

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ – Action packed, yet full of filler

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 122 min.

The original John Wick came out of the blue back in 2014. It was a really entertaining little action flick that boasted some incredible stunt work and a memorably quirky title character. Essentially, an assassin driven to wipe out all those responsible for an unusual death in his family. It’s tongue was also planted firmly in cheek, adding a welcome dose of humor to offset the violence and carnage. John Wick: Chapter 2 is still amusing in several respects, although this tale is not quite as effective the second time around.

After the events of the first film, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) heads out to tie up one loose end, leading to...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 10, 2017

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Time for another look at the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this week. It’s an incredibly busy edition with so many films in so many genres that it’s going to take some time to get through them all. 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!

The 9th Life of Louis Drax - This young-adult suspense thriller from Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) involves a 9 year old boy who has cheated death 9 times in his incredibly brief lifetime. A neurologist arrives to try and find out what’s going on in the child’s brain as well as what is happening at home, leading to conflict...

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