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Super Troopers 2 still hasn’t grown up

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Rating: « out of ««««

Running Time: 100 minutes

It has been 18 years since the release of the original Super Troopers, a cult comedy about an eccentric group of Vermont highway patrolmen and their bizarre antics. After many years and a successful IndieGoGo campaign, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe has returned for a...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 20, 2018

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It’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty to choose from, including a good mix of serious material and lighter fare. 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!

The Commuter - An insurance salesman commuting to work on the train gets himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy after being approached by a mysterious woman. She quickly blackmails the passenger, forcing him to identify and set up a target before the end of his ride. This thriller received mixed notices, although it ultimately garnered more positive write-ups than negative ones...

Video game inspired Rampage is another genre flop

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The adaptation lacks energy, campy-thrills

Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 107 minutes

It appears that adapting video games to feature film may be one of the trickiest tasks there is. After decades of effort, the results haven’t exactly wowed viewers: Super Mario Brothers, Wing Commander, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Prince of Persia, and Need for Speed being just a few examples. The latest is Rampage, inspired by an arcade game that allowed players to control giant monsters, trash cities and eat civilians who happened to cross their paths. Honestly, that’s not an awful lot of material to base a movie on. So, while the film features a charismatic lead and few inspired moments...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 13, 2018

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Welcome back to another edition exploring the highlights of new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a busy one with a wide-ranging group of features and subject matter, meaning that there should be something for everyone. 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!

All the Money in the World - The Getty family is the subject of this biopic, particularly the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. After the youngster is taken in Italy, his mother is forced to ask the rather cruel and frugal family patriarch to negotiate ransom demands. Naturally, the kidnappers are less than impressed with the methods...

A Quiet Place delivers strong performances, a few gasps

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 90 minutes

An excellent cast can sometimes be the difference between a project that doesn’t suspend disbelief or come together, and one that sends chills down the spine. A Quiet Place offers a minor twist or two on the creature feature formula. However, the cast sells the material so well that one can overlook its shortcomings fairly easily. Despite a few questionable tropes simply designed to put the leads in danger, the movie delivers the goods and is an effective little scare flick.

The story is set in a deserted small town and farm, following a family as they anxiously wander through the area in their bare feet. Lee (John Krasinski)...

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