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Avengers: Infinity War presents a dark chapter in the Marvel series

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Running Time: 160 minutes

Rating: «« out of ««««

Many fans of the Marvel Universe are finally getting, well, half of what they’ve been clamoring for since The Avengers opened in 2012: A showdown between the famous superheroes and their biggest foe. With expectations so high, there certainly must have been a lot of...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 27, 2018

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Time for another look at all of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another incredibly busy edition, with so many titles that it would be impossible not to find something to your liking. So if you can’t make it to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

7 Guardians of the Tomb - In this China/Australia co-production, a group of archeologists unearths an ancient labyrinth and tomb containing a mummified emperor from China. Unfortunately, they soon realize they’ve released a sinister power, forcing them to fight giant spiders and undead creatures in order to escape. This elaborate adventure flick didn’t garner much...

Super Troopers 2 still hasn’t grown up

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Rating: « out of ««««

Running Time: 100 minutes

It has been 18 years since the release of the original Super Troopers, a cult comedy about an eccentric group of Vermont highway patrolmen and their bizarre antics. After many years and a successful IndieGoGo campaign, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe has returned for a follow-up that details the further adventures of these officers. While the events may still speak to fans, for the uninitiated this sequel is a rough ride that elicits few of the necessary laughs to earn a recommendation.

After being removed from service following a disastrous incident some time ago, the title characters have moved on to other pursuits. However...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 20, 2018

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It’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty to choose from, including a good mix of serious material and lighter fare. 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!

The Commuter - An insurance salesman commuting to work on the train gets himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy after being approached by a mysterious woman. She quickly blackmails the passenger, forcing him to identify and set up a target before the end of his ride. This thriller received mixed notices, although it ultimately garnered more positive write-ups than negative ones...

Video game inspired Rampage is another genre flop

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The adaptation lacks energy, campy-thrills

Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 107 minutes

It appears that adapting video games to feature film may be one of the trickiest tasks there is. After decades of effort, the results haven’t exactly wowed viewers: Super Mario Brothers, Wing Commander, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Prince of Persia, and Need for Speed being just a few examples. The latest is Rampage, inspired by an arcade game that allowed players to control giant monsters, trash cities and eat civilians who happened to cross their paths. Honestly, that’s not an awful lot of material to base a movie on. So, while the film features a charismatic lead and few inspired moments...

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