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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 2, 2017

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Welcome back! It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are plenty of interesting releases arriving in this edition that may be worth a look. 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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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 26, 2017

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It’s time for another look at what is coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There are several huge movies arriving and you can read all about them below. 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!

Get Out - An African-American man agrees to visit his Caucasian girlfriend’s family in this thriller. Shortly after arriving, he begins witnessing strange behavior from the clan as well as area locals. He slowly begins to fear that something sinister may be lurking beneath the family facade. This low-budget flick written and directed by Jordan Peele was a massive hit at the box-office and scored with...

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ provides proper closure to swashbuckling franchise

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 128 min.

It’s important to know when to say when. Back in 2004, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (based on the Disney theme park ride), was far more entertaining and enjoyable a movie than it had any right to be. However, it was soon followed by increasingly flawed and unmemorable sequels. To be completely honest, I can barely remember the last film.

The latest sequel, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is still not a return to form. The witty banter and humorous pirate shenanigans remains less-than-razor-sharp and can’t match the original’s charm. Most of the new characters aren’t particularly interesting...

‘Baywatch’ drowns with nary a laugh

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Rating: « out of 4

Running Time: 118 min.

I’m not very familiar with the TV series upon which the new Baywatch feature is based, but one imagines that it provided viewers with a bit of tongue-in-cheek camp and escapism over the course of an hour. The sad thing is that during a screening of the new and updated version of this property, I actually spent much of the time feeling I might have been better served watching the original show. The new Baywatch mixes blunt, ill-timed gags with straight-forward action and does neither of the two particularly well. This effort sinks early on and completely drowns before anyone or anything can rescue it.

The plot revolves around heroic Mitch...

Gallup part of film takes for ‘Will Gardner’

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New film chronicles Iraqi war vet

The independent feature film “Will Gardner” recently began filming around New Mexico and set shots include parts of Gallup and McKinley County, officials said.

Lisa Rodriguez, city film liaison, said the film, produced by Mona Vista Productions of Albuquerque, will be shot around the communities of Gallup, Albuquerque, Belen, Zia, Santa Ana and Jemez pueblos.

The film is about an Iraqi war veteran. Rodriguez said the essence of the film ties in with Gallup’s designation as the “Most Patriotic Small Town in America.” The city acquired the moniker in 2013 via a Rand McNally Best of the Road national contest.

“This is to a large degree a...

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