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‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ spins an amusingly silly tune

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 121 minutes

This Netflix feature is available for streaming.

During a difficult time, it can be a nice break to shut one’s brain off and just try to have a bit of fun. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga attempts to help viewers do just that, using the very real European music competition as a backdrop for utter silliness. Truth be told, this movie is probably a bit too long for its own good. It also rambles in sections, giving the impression that much of the dialogue may have been improvised on the spot. However, this reviewer couldn’t help but find it an amusingly sweet-natured affair, delivering a handful of big laughs...

Blu-ray/DVD New Release Roundup for July 3, 2020

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It’s time for another look at highlights hitting store shelves on Blu-ray and DVD. This is an interesting edition with plenty of wild and wonderful features coming your way. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



16 SUNRISES: Those looking for a little adventure can’t travel much further than the setting for this French documentary, which takes viewers into space. Also known as 16 Levers de Soleil, the movie follows French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and his mission aboard the International Space Station, orbiting the Earth at a height of roughly 400 kilometers (or about 250...

‘Irresistible’ requires patience, but surges ahead by the close

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Running Time: 102 minutes

This film will be available via video on demand streaming platforms June 26.

Stand-up comedian and ex-host of The Daily Show Jon Stewart is known for his sharp commentary on government policy, political figures, the media and current events in general. Since retiring from his position on the show in 2015, he has maintained a relatively low-profile. This week sees the release of a new film which he wrote and directed. As one might have expected, Irresistible finds Stewart in familiar territory, poking fun at the election process and hoping to drive home a larger point about its effect on the general populace.


Blu-ray/DVD New Release Roundup for June 26, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. A few more interesting releases are being offered up. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BURDEN: Based on a true story, this tale is set in a small South Carolina town. When a Ku Klux Klan museum opens, a local African-American reverend and social activist anticipates trouble. In order to keep the peace, he contacts and begins talking with the young leader of the local Klan group. Remarkably, the priest eventually forms a relationship that inspires the head member to leave the racist group, make amends...

Original techniques help ‘7500’ build, sustain tension

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Running Time: 94 minutes

This feature from Amazon Prime will be available to stream on June 19.

Movies featuring airline hijackings and terrorist attacks are nothing new, having been the inspiration for countless titles since the disaster genre rose to prominence in the 1970s. Some of these movies qualify as silly and exaggerated action fare, while others have attempted to keep the tone as realistic and authentic as possible. 7500 certainly follows the latter approach. It also attempts to add an interesting wrinkle to the genre, using a new and unique perspective to depict a terrifying situation.

After a montage of airport security footage, we are...
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