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‘The Witches’ plays it safe

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Running Time: 106 minutes

For most kids, reading a book by Roald Dahl is a rite of passage. He has entertained generations of kids with titles like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, and Matilda among many others. As a reader, the author...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for October 30, 2020

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It’s time once again for another look at highlights coming to Blu-ray and DVD. With Halloween approaching, there aren’t quite as many new releases as usual, but there is still plenty of interesting material to choose from. So, since you can’t or shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS: According to the filmmakers, this movie revolves around a place called The Roaring 20s, a Las Vegas dive bar known for its unusual assortment of customers. The camera spends a night with the employees and drinkers during the establishment’s final night in operation, forcing attendees to...

‘On the Rocks’ draws viewers in with engaging characters

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Running Time: 97 minutes

“On the Rocks,” an Apple Original Films and A24 release, is now playing in select theaters. Available on Apple TV+ Oct. 23.

Director Sofia Coppola has a history of working with actor Bill Murray, teaming up with the performer on the brilliant Lost in Translation as well as the Netflix special, A Very Murray Christmas. Their latest collaboration comes in the form of the comedy/drama, On the Rocks. After first viewing, I’m not certain that this follow-up is quite as moving and meaningful as their first pairing, but it still provides great entertainment and allows the filmmaker and her star to shine brightly.

Laura (Rashida...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for October 23, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another interesting edition with plenty of fascinating flicks being made available in a wide variety of genres. 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!


5 YEARS APART: The plot of this independent comedy involves two brothers who were born on the same day exactly five years apart. Now adults and completely estranged from one another, they cross paths once again after both of them head out to the family vacation home to celebrate their birthdays. Comic chaos ensues as they are forced into...

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ makes a powerful argument

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Running Time: 130 minutes

This film will be available for streaming on Netflix, Oct. 16.

The late 1960s were a tumultuous period in U.S. history, filled with massive demonstrations and counterculture protests against the Vietnam War. One of many events that garnered attention was the 1968 Democratic National Convention. In fact, the biggest news story broke outside the conference center after an incident at one of the rallies resulted in turmoil. In 1969, eight men were charged with crimes in connection with the protests, including conspiracy and inciting a riot.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the story of the shocking legal battle that...

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