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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 7, 2021

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 7, 2021

It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. While there aren’t a lot of new releases, a couple of them are award winners and there are also plenty of popular older titles debuting on disc. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be...

‘Limbo’ is a recipe that mixes serious issues with oddball humor

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A quirky, understated introduction to immigration

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Running Time: 103 minutes

This film from Focus Features will be playing at operating cinemas and drive-ins on April 30.

Creating an exceptional comedy or drama that is unapologetically offbeat can be a tricky proposition. That’s true especially when a feature follows a singular and unusual vision which may not appeal to a large demographic. The latest feature to follow the beat of its own drummer is Limbo, a British production that mixes serious issues like immigration with deadpan humor and bizarre situations. Admittedly, not every member of the audience will laugh at the oddball situations on...

‘Stowaway’ is a film about self-sacrifice for the greater good

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Running Time: 116 minutes

This film will be available to stream April 23 on Netflix.

Space-travel and science-fiction movies have had a fairly common, if unintentional message in recent years … essentially, that something will most certainly go horribly wrong and require extreme sacrifices. It leaves one with the impression that exploring the unknown may not actually be worth all the trouble. At least, that’s the case after watching features like Gravity, Ad Astra, Life, The Martian, Interstellar, Sunshine and even The Midnight Sky. Stowaway is yet another example of this trend. It’s a familiar story about a troubled mission that praises...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 30, 2021

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 30, 2021

Welcome back to another look at some of the highlights coming this week on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a big title that earned plenty of praise and won prizes at the Academy Awards on Sunday, as well as some interesting independent features. So, if you are still waiting to have a safe movie-going experience at the cinema, why not give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

BAD WITCH: A male witch whose powers have caused him nothing but trouble decides to make a change for the good and help a local teen being bullied at school. The pair becomes close and the protagonist does his best to make life better for his new friend. However, when the...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 23, 2021

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome back to another look at new Blu-rays and DVDs arriving on store shelves. This edition features a lot of interesting and quirky features, as well as plenty of older flicks that are getting high-definition upgrades. So, since you can’t, or perhaps shouldn’t be going out to the movies for just a little while longer, why not give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

BODY BROKERS: Two struggling drug addicts in Ohio meet a figure on the street who promises to help them kick the habit. The pair accepts the offer and travel to Los Angeles. While the leads are initially happy with their treatment, they become suspicious of the organization’s true...
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