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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for October 2, 2020

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It’s time for another look at new Blu-rays and DVD arrivals. This week is a quiet one for big Hollywood titles, but it does promise some interesting independent films as well as another truckload of older features getting high definition upgrades. So, since you likely can’t or shouldn’t go out to the movies...

‘Kajillionaire’ offers a few compelling moments with a dysfunctional family

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 106 minutes

Focus Features is releasing Kajillionaire on Sept. 25th theatrically in select cities.

We all have issues with members of our family now and again. However, those who feel a little trapped and constrained by their brood likely have nothing on the outlandish criminal clan featured in Kajillionaire. This drama/comedy focuses on one particular group member and her frustrating and surreal experiences with her family.

Old Dolio Dyne (Evan Rachel Wood) is a woman living with her emotionally icy parents Robert (Richard Jenkins) and Theresa (Debra Winger). They’re a poor family residing in an abandoned office area of a soap suds...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 25, 2020

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another curious week that doesn’t feature many big Hollywood picks, but this edition is full of curious little efforts, as well as high definition upgrades of classic titles. So, since you likely can’t or shouldn’t go out to the movies, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

BABYSPLITTERS: Juggling family and a career is no easy chore these days. This comedy details two couples who have mixed feelings about becoming parents. They end up deciding that the best option for them is to share an infant between them. Initially, the unusual plan seems to work as...

The show must go on

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Gallup Film Festival goes virtual

Lights! Camera! Action!

While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the production and screening of major movies throughout the world, it has not stopped filmmakers from presenting their finished works to audiences through online venues.

Gallup Film Festival, one of the signature annual events of downtown Gallup, is following in those steps. Set to unfold Sept. 24-26, the festival will allow viewers to enjoy a selection of films spanning 12 categories from their own homes.

The categories include narrative short, narrative feature, student film, New Mexico film, web series/new media, and documentary feature.

Gallup Film Festival Director...

‘The Nest’ details the unraveling of a Yuppie family

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 107 minutes

This film will be released in select theaters Sept. 18 and will be available to rent at home on most platforms Nov. 17.

Many refer to the 1980s as a decade of greed. The term Yuppie was coined as a signifier of a person (often a businessman) living a life of undeserved excess. Despite the derogatory terminology, many envied the wealth and power of the upper classes. Set during this era, the new drama The Nest follows one such family seemingly living the good life. However, the story soon introduces strife within the clan and reveals the truth behind their fortune and the games being played so they can keep their heads above...

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