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‘The Upside’ features two charismatic stars delivering less-than-stellar material

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Running Time: 125 minutes

This week sees the release of the comedy/drama The Upside. For those who don’t know, it’s actually a remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables, which broke box office records in Europe, won various awards and was on the Academy shortlist for Best Foreign...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 11, 2019

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Happy New Year to all! It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are plenty of interesting and eccentric choices being made available this week. 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!

24 Frames - This experimental documentary feature is the final effort from the late Iranian filmmaker/photographer Abbas Kiarostami. For this project, the creator attempts to bridge his still-image work with film by chronicling the moments before and after a photo is taken. The press greatly enjoyed this piece. There were a couple of reviewers who didn’t think the experiment...

Glenn Kay’s top 10 fave films of 2018

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Another busy year at the movies has come to a close, so it’s the perfect time to go over some of this reviewer’s personal favorites. Before composing any hate mail, just remember, these were titles that spoke specifically to me. Everyone’s taste in movies is different (which is what makes it fun to compare and contrast your opinions with others). Anyway, here are my 10 favorite films of 2018.

10. Leave No Trace – One of the best independent films of the year was this unusual tale of a war veteran father and his daughter, who have escaped civilization and retreated into the forests. When the pair’s discovered by authorities, they’re forced into...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 4, 2019

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Happy New Year to everyone! Despite that the week is filled with plenty of celebrations, there are actually a good number of new Blu-ray and DVD releases arriving on store shelves (including a couple of high-profile Hollywood productions). 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!

A.X.L. – The U.S. government uses artificial intelligence to create a secret robotic dog for use in the military. After the artificial pooch escapes into the desert and is discovered by a local, the two develop a bond. The dog begins protecting its new master, while the young man does his best to keep it out of the clutches of...

‘Vice’ has trouble distilling its subject but makes salient points

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Running Time: 132 minutes

Writer/director Adam McKay may has made a name for himself in the comedy genre with titles like Anchorman and Step Brothers, but over the past couple of years he’s begun to switch gears and tackle more pressing and political issues.

The Big Short (2015) took a biting look at the real estate crisis 10 years ago. His latest, Vice, details the life of Vice President Dick Cheney and effectively critiques his various actions in the White House, displaying how they have a direct correlation to what is going on today.

Narrated by a mysterious suburbanite (Jesse Plemons), the story follows Cheney (Christian Bale) from his time in...
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