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All the Money in the World is buoyed by a late addition to the cast

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Running Time: 132 min.

If you’ve been following entertainment news, you might have heard about the strange situation that befell All the Money in the World, the latest feature film from director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Prometheus, The Martian). Kevin Spacey was cut...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 29, 2017

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It’s time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. While this week isn’t overloaded with new material, there are a few notable discs arriving. 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!

Brawl in Cell Block 99 - An out-of-work ex-boxer is forced to work as a drug runner and is sent to prison after a deal goes wrong. Once there, powerful forces kidnap his wife and threaten to do harm unless he kills a maximum security inmate for them. The lead encounters incredible brutality as he attempts save his wife from the inside. This bloody, grindhouse-style action picture earned...

Pitch Perfect 3 hits a sour note

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Running Time: 93 min.

Pitch Perfect 3 opens with a bizarre scene that involves the main characters in a dangerous situation, performing before a group of crooks until chaos breaks out. It’s all shown with little explanation and the sheer strangeness of it earns a laugh. One wishes that the rest of the film was willing to go in the more outrageous direction of its opening. Unfortunately, the majority of this follow-up is a genial but rather bland retread of ideas and themes that have been presented before.

This sequel picks up with the a cappella group The Barden Bellas having separated and struggling to make their way. Beca (Anna Kendrick), Amy (Rebel...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 22, 2017

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Welcome to another edition chronicling new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. Just because the holidays are here doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of releases coming your way. 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!

Blood Money - In this independent action/thriller, a trio of friends goes into the wilderness for some fun and encounters a white collar criminal on the run. They find his hidden loot and soon become a target of this desperate stranger. Unfortunately, the money also causes the leads to get greedy and turn on one another. Reaction was split right down the middle towards this effort...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will please franchise fans

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Running Time: 152 min.

It hardly seems that reviews are necessary given the anticipation for the latest entry in the behemoth Star Wars saga. While this reviewer will admit to not being a huge aficionado of the franchise, or one who understands the gargantuan enthusiasm, I will confirm that Star Wars: The Last Jedi provides series devotees plenty more of what they want. While overlong and clunky in spots, it includes enough action, adventure and otherworldly beasts to entertain.

The opening crawl claims that despite the huge victory in blowing the up the planet-sized “Starkiller” base, the rebels have been whittled down. In fact, they’re on the...

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