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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ won’t make a lasting impression

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Movies based around video games are a risky proposition. When Pokemon: Detective Pikachu serves as the most critic-friendly highlight in adaptations over the past few years, it means that enthusiasts have had to endure some less-than-stellar material. Recent...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 14, 2020

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Hello and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Like the previous week, there are a lot of new flicks arriving on store shelves in a variety of genres. 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!

After She Wakes - This psychological horror film involves a narcoleptic mother who has lost her infant in a tragic accident. Following the death, she attempts to deal with her grief. However, she starts having strange visions of someone watching her in the night and begins suffering from sleep paralysis. The condition has adverse effects on the woman and her family and they try to...

‘The Rhythm Section’ doesn’t hit the right notes

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Running Time: 109 minutes

Ever wonder about the origins of superspy James Bond and asked yourself questions like whether a personal trauma during his formative years might have pushed him to join MI6, or what the training regimen one needs to take on to become an elite fighting machine might be? Well, the new film The Rhythm Section does an unintentionally effective job of explaining why filmmakers haven’t tackled these issues on the big screen. The answers just aren’t as surprising, exciting or interesting as one might hope for.

The protagonist in this feature is Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively), a young English woman deeply distressed by the death...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for January 31, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at new releases 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!

The Battle of Jangsari - The Korean War serves as the backdrop of this movie. It follows a young and inexperienced battalion of South Korean fighters tasked with a secret mission to help liberate Incheon. The men enter the fray unprepared and with little food and few supplies. An American war correspondent covers their trials in the hopes of getting attention from the international community.

Reviews were divided on this war picture. The cast includes Myung-min Kim, Minho Choi and...

‘The Gentlemen’ takes its time, but delivers in the end

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Running Time: 113 minutes

Writer/director Guy Ritchie has been behind the camera on many big Hollywood productions, including the Sherlock Holmes series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and last year’s live-action adaptation of the Disney animated film, Aladdin. However, the movie-maker is perhaps best known by fans for the hard-boiled, but darkly comedic English crime flicks Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and RocknRolla. His latest, The Gentlemen, is certainly an attempt to channel the latter features, mixing eccentric mobsters with brazen and off-color gags.

The story opens with private investigator Fletcher (Hugh Grant) arriving on the doorstep...
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