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‘Baby Driver’ hits the gas and never stops

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 113 min.

It has been a few years since director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End) has treated us to another one of his quirky and idiosyncratic feature films. His latest is an homage to car and heist movies with a modern spin...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 30, 2017

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This is another one of those extremely busy weeks. There is a huge variety of new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD, with something in just about every genre. So if you can’t make it out to the movies, give one of these titles a try!


Absolutely Anything - It took a long time for this British comedy to make it to US theaters, coming some two years after it release elsewhere. The story involves a group of aliens who arrive on Earth. They decide to experiment on humanity by giving an Average Joe incredible powers and then watch what he does with them. While a few found it enjoyably silly, this effort from Terry Jones of the Monty Python troupe didn’t...

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ drains the brain

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Rating: « out of 4

Running Time: 150 minutes

If you’re a big fan of this series of features, then you will be pleased to learn that you’ll get exactly what you were hoping for from the fifth installment, Transformers: The Last Knight. Sadly, this particular reviewer isn’t an enthusiast. Instead, I found that despite the nonstop action and noise, the movie wasn’t particularly exciting. In fact, it had a really difficult time keeping my attention.

As the film begins, viewers are told that there is an ongoing battle between the leftover robots and the human organization known as T.R.F. (Transformers Reaction Force). These well-armed, technologically advanced soldiers are out to...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 23, 2017

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Hello, it’s time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s another intriguing mix of big studio fare, indie features and old titles making their high definition debuts. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Altitude - An FBI agent gets demoted to a desk job after going rogue during a hostage negotiation. Of course, while flying to her new position, she is seated next to a thief and the plane is hijacked by a criminal organization. The lady must fight back to save the passengers and take down the bad guys. This low-budget action/thriller hasn’t gotten too many reviews...

Sharks steal the show in ‘47 Meters Down’

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 89 minutes

There are plenty of fun things to do while vacationing in Mexico. Sunbathing on the beaches, strolling through quaint towns, swimming in the gorgeous waters, hopping into rickety old motorboat heading to the middle of nowhere, entering a rusty, dilapidated cage surrounded by hungry great white sharks more than 25 feet in length. Well, maybe not the last bit, but there’s no 47 Meters Down (or Johannes Roberts’ 47 Meters Down, as the title credit bafflingly proclaims) without some serious lapses in judgment.

Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) are sisters who find themselves in this unlikely scenario. The equipment looks about...

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