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Flora & Ulysses Movie Review

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

Running Time: 95 minutes

This feature will be available to stream on Disney+ Feb. 19.

Over the past year, Disney has been premiering a great deal of its content on its new streaming service. While there have been some awards contenders like Soul, the live-action output...

Dvd/Blu-ray Reviews Feb. 19, 2021

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 19, 2021

By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome back to another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. As usual, there are a great many options coming your way in a wide variety of genres. 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!


THE ACT OF READING: In this documentary, a moviemaker recounts his reading problems in high school. After finding success in his chosen filmmaking profession years later, he seeks to make it up to his English teacher by reconnecting with her and giving the best book report of Moby Dick ever written. The crew follows his...

‘Barb & Star go to Vista Del Mar’ provides a few enjoyably bizarre sights

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Running Time: 106 minutes

This title from Lionsgate is available on most streaming-on-demand platforms Feb. 12.

Back in 2011, Bridesmaids exploded on the scene and became one of the biggest hits of the year, landing the movie’s co-writers Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig Oscar-nominations for their hilarious script. Nearly a decade later, the pair has penned the new comedy, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar. The creators have taken a completely different tone this time out, veering toward eye-popping colors, sight gags and even the odd musical number. Admittedly, the same kind of accolades and awards aren’t in this film’s future and the gags are hit...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 12, 2021

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Welcome to another busy article detailing highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. You’ll find all kinds of new and noted features, as well as plenty of older catalog films arriving in high definition. 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!


DEEP IN VOGUE: This documentary tells the history of gay ballrooms of 1980s New York and their influence on a new annual celebration in England called Vogue in Manchester. Viewers are taken to the UK and introduced to the updated show and the people involved. The film shows what goes on to bring it all together and create a safe space...

‘The Dig’ is a rewarding undertaking

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Running Time: 112 minutes

This feature is currently available to stream on Netflix.

The fields of archeology and excavation have served as incredible and informative windows into the past, helping paint a more accurate picture of lives lost centuries ago. Many feature films use the profession as a means of setting up an action/adventure narrative and several have done it effectively. However, there are also some amazing true stories and personal trials involved in uncovering these artifacts. The Dig is a biopic that details one such tale.

There isn’t a great deal of action, but it is a remarkably well-acted and engrossing low-key drama with an...
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