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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for October 16, 2020

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, there’s a lot of interesting material to choose from in a variety of genres, as well as some great older features receiving high definition upgrades. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this...

Way OUT West Film Fest to premiere virtually in New Mexico Oct. 9

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Celebrates diversity of the LGBTQ+ experience

ALBUQUERQUE—For the first time in its 18-year history, the Way OUT West Film Fest will host its annual film festival virtually throughout New Mexico to celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer experience through film.

Running from Oct. 9 - 18, the festival will include 10 days of feature films, documentaries, short programs and special events – all taking place online.

Tickets start at $10 for individual films, with multi-screening and all-access passes available. Films can be accessed Oct. 9, and each day a new group of films will become available for a limited number of days.

“Like many film festivals...

Nobody wins watching ‘The War with Grandpa’

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 94 minutes

In the 1970s and 1980s, author Robert Kimmel Smith wrote popular children’s books like Chocolate Fever and The Squeaky Wheel that helped entertain a generation. The War with Grandpa is an adaptation of Smith’s popular, award-winning 1984 novel about a very unusual conflict that arises between two members of the same family. While one can certainly understand the attraction to the well-regarded source material, this feature proves that sometimes a story works far better on the printed page than it does onscreen.

Peter (Oakes Fegley) is a suburban kid nervous about starting the sixth grade. However, the boy’s concerns about...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Oct.,9, 2020

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

It’s time for another look at some highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There are a great many new releases this time out, including flicks that have played the drive-in circuit, as well as some independent fare. So, since you likely can’t or shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

THE 2ND: A secret service agent decides to take some time off work and reconnect with his estranged son. He decides to drive over to the youngster’s school and pick him up, only to learn that his offspring happens to be best friends with the daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Suddenly, the youngsters...

‘The Glorias’ is a solid, but surface-level biopic

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 147 minutes

The Glorias, from Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment, is available for purchase on Digital and Streaming exclusively on Prime Video.

Gloria Steinem has lived a remarkable life as a journalist, activist and a spokesperson for the feminist movement in the United States. Her incredible accomplishments serve as the inspiration for this biopic. The Glorias attempts to condense the woman’s many pursuits and experiences into one narrative. There’s a lot of passion on display, and for youngsters the film should serve as a stirring introduction to her work.

It’s a good film overall, although it ultimately feels like a...

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