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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 11, 2018

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Welcome back, it’s time for a look at new releases coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD.  This time out we have an unusual mix of Hollywood fare, with some independent and documentary features too. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

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Tully lacks energy of director’s earlier projects

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 96 minutes

Director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody have teamed up twice in the past with the films Juno and Young Adult. Their latest, Tully, is a little more subdued but features many of the same hallmarks of their previous collaborations, including quirky characters and a very specific manner of speaking. This character-based comedy/drama is well acted and draws attention to some of the horrible trials mothers go through. Still, it isn’t as memorable as the aforementioned movies.

Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a woman struggling after the birth of her third child. Worn down by the emotional and behavioral problems one of her children...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 4, 2018

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It’s time for another look at new Blu-ray and DVD releases. Once again, it is an incredibly busy edition with tons of new discs available in a wide variety of genres. 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!

12 Strong - Based on actual events taking place in Afghanistan after 9/11, this flick follows a group of Special Forces team members and their efforts to fight the Taliban. In this particular mission, they join up with a local warlord. Reaction towards this picture was split. Everyone agreed that the technical skills on display were impressive. About half suggested that the action was tense...

Avengers: Infinity War presents a dark chapter in the Marvel series

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Running Time: 160 minutes

Rating: «« out of ««««

Many fans of the Marvel Universe are finally getting, well, half of what they’ve been clamoring for since The Avengers opened in 2012: A showdown between the famous superheroes and their biggest foe. With expectations so high, there certainly must have been a lot of pressure for this film to deliver. Avengers: Infinity War does suffer from an overlong running time and a repetitive structure, yet there’s enough of the film that does work to earn it a pass—but that all depends on how events ultimately play out, since audiences will have to wait another year to see the big finale.

The villain this time out is Thanos (Josh...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 27, 2018

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Time for another look at all of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another incredibly busy edition, with so many titles that it would be impossible not to find something to your liking. So if you can’t make it to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

7 Guardians of the Tomb - In this China/Australia co-production, a group of archeologists unearths an ancient labyrinth and tomb containing a mummified emperor from China. Unfortunately, they soon realize they’ve released a sinister power, forcing them to fight giant spiders and undead creatures in order to escape. This elaborate adventure flick didn’t garner much...

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