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‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ delivers laughs, shocks in equal measure

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 96 minutes

This film debuted Oct. 23 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Fourteen years ago, the world was simultaneously amused and shocked by Borat, a movie featuring an exaggerated and eccentric Kazakhstani reporter traveling across the U.S. to make a documentary about...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 13, 2020

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Welcome back to an extraordinarily busy column detailing the latest highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are several big movies arriving, as well as some well-received smaller features and older titles that have been given high definition upgrades. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



BIG NEW RELEASES!



BOOK OF MONSTERS: A young woman’s 18th birthday goes off the rails when she holds a party just as monstrous creatures begin to descend on her house. The teenage protagonist and her guests must fight the invaders off before they get devoured. This low-budget UK production got...

‘Let Him Go’ has fine performances, but few surprises

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Running Time: 114 minutes

This film from Focus Features opens Nov. 6 at drive-ins and cinemas.

In-laws can be a pain, but few are as much trouble as those featured in the new period drama, Let Him Go. The plot of this feature has a great deal of potential, pitting two families against each other over the welfare of a young infant. Yet, like its lead characters the movie too often follows the straight and narrow. While the performances are strong and the finale is admittedly effective, early sections end up coming across in many respects like a predictable revenge potboiler.

Rancher/ex-sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his opinionated wife...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 6, 2020

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Welcome to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. This edition features plenty of interesting stuff available in a wide variety of genres ranging from horror to comedy. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t be going out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



BIG NEW RELEASES!



ANTEBELLUM: In this horror film, a renowned sociologist and successful author begins a tour of Louisiana to promote her new book. She starts to experience strange events and finds herself trapped in a bizarre and terrifying reality on a nearby plantation. As the protagonist struggles to find a way out of the ordeal, she is forced to...

‘The Witches’ plays it safe

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Running Time: 106 minutes

For most kids, reading a book by Roald Dahl is a rite of passage. He has entertained generations of kids with titles like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, and Matilda among many others. As a reader, the author was anything but patronizing to youngsters and it didn’t matter if his characters were children or adults … if you were rude and/or selfish, you were likely going to get a darkly humorous comeuppance. His book The Witches was expertly translated to screen once already in 1990 (Dahl reportedly disliked it, but hated most adaptations of his work).

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