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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ doesn’t soar, but still a fun journey

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 138 min.

Another month, another comic book adaptation. At least this one isn’t quite as familiar as some of the other offerings from Marvel. The original feature worked a lot of its magic courtesy of introducing new, interesting characters and a unique, cheeky tone. In Guardians of...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 5, 2017

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It’s another busy edition with a large number of new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. The highlights are all covered 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!

Beyond the Gates - Anyone out there remember the “video board game” Nightmare? Inspired by these types of 80s VHS games, this horror/sci-fi feature is about two brothers reeling after the disappearance of their father. They find an old game like the one described above and start to play, only to learn that the host on the tape is a sinister, supernatural force. Genre critics were positive about this low-budget, independent...

Summer movie sneak preview ... Expect plenty big, action packed flicks

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There’s something for everyone to enjoy

Time sure flies, doesn’t it? Well, it appears to pass even faster in Hollywood. After something of a lull at cinemas this week (the newest releases aren’t even being screened for the press), the summer season is about to arrive. Sure, according to the Gregorian calendar we’re not even close to those long, lazy, heat-filled days of shorts and sunglasses. Yet the movie studios have other ideas. They’re already hoping to pack cinemas with big, expensive, and often goofier movie fare.

Here are the highlights.

It all starts on May 5, with the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Based on the Marvel comic book characters...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 28, 2017

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Welcome back to another edition listing all of the highlights coming your way on DVD and Blu-ray. There’s plenty to choose from here, including a big Oscar-winner and a sequel in a major action/horror franchise. 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!

Bokeh - This drama involves two American tourists vacationing in Iceland. After waking up one morning, they are surprised to discover that literally everyone has disappeared. The pair go wandering around to try and find out what happened and what to do about it. Reviews for this independent production were split right down the middle. About half...

‘Free Fire’ entertains expertly, if uncomfortably

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 90 min.

Some features have “cult movie” written all over them. The new independent feature Free Fire is pretty certain to attain that title in the near future. It’s a gritty, grimy and punchy little picture that makes the most of a simple set-up and is filled with entertainingly oddball characters. You certainly wouldn’t want to hang out with any of the disagreeable hooligans featured, but watching them at their worst is a real hoot.

Set in the 70s, IRA members Frank (Michael Smiley) and Chris (Cillian Murphy) are in Boston attempting to secure arms for their cause. Along with gang members Stevo (Sam Riley) and Bernie (Enzo...

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