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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 7, 2018

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. 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!

Adrift - Based on a true story, this film follows a couple who decides to sail from Tahiti to San Diego. Along the way, they encounter...

Kin looks good, but doesn’t make a whole lot of sense

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 102 minutes

Sometimes, it truly is this simple... If you want to make a great movie, you’ve got to have an exceptional script. The extremely talented cast of the new film Kin do everything they can to make the most of an intriguing idea. However, it becomes lost within what ultimately is a rambling, nonsensical script.

Unfortunately, the performers can only do so much before the plot holes and bizarre actions of the characters ultimately let viewers down.

Set in a dilapidated, rundown Detroit, the story follows Eli (Myles Truitt) the adopted son of Hal Solinski (Dennis Quaid). Times haven’t been good for the family, with Hal raising the...

Searching improves on a few computer-screen movie conventions

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 102 minutes

Despite the inherent pitfalls and warnings about spending too much time on computers, phones and laptops, it seems we just can’t get away from them, even when we go to the movies. The proliferation of cyber-thrillers appears to be gaining momentum, with the release of the sequel Unfriended: Dark Web last month and this week’s picture.

It certainly isn’t without its faults, but Searching does improve on the previously mentioned feature and manages to avoid a few of the pitfalls seen in other titles.

Telling its story using nothing but computers, phones, security cameras and television news broadcasts, the plot follows David...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 31, 2018

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Once again, it’s time to take a look at all of the new releases coming to Blu-ray and DVD. This is an incredibly busy week with plenty of flicks both new and old. In fact, there should be something here for just about everyone. 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!

American Animals - Based on a real incident, this heist feature involves a group of unhappy Kentucky university students. Some are looking for creative inspiration, others excitement, while a few just want to rebel. They plot an elaborate heist to steal valuable books from a school library and sell them to a black-market dealer. Reviews were...

The Happytime Murders is D.O.A

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Rating: « out of ««««

Running Time: 91 minutes

The latest feature from the late, great Jim Henson’s production company tries to put a spin on Muppet-like characters, allowing its puppets to engage in adult activities and spout four-letter words.

Truthfully, this isn’t the first time this approach has been taken with creations that are more closely associated with children’s entertainment. These include the off-Broadway musical Avenue Q, as well as the Peter Jackson cult flick, Meet the Feebles (1989). Sadly, the newest attempt is The Happytime Murders, a production that doesn’t reach the same demented heights as either of those previous efforts.

In this filmic world...

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