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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 3, 2019

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Hello and welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a lot of great stuff to pick both new and old this time out. 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!

Arctic - In this survival adventure, a plane...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ marks a fitting, satisfying close

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Rating: ««« out of ««««
Running Time: 181 minutes

The past 11 years have been filled with Marvel superhero movies...21, in fact. So many features that this critic has definitely been feeling a bit of burn-out at witnessing more comic characters do battle with evil forces, before setting up yet another threat and sequel. Avenger: Endgame is a finale of sorts, tying together all of the events in the previous films into one climactic showdown. While one could nitpick about a few minor elements, this is one of the stronger entries in the franchise. Overall, it wraps up events and characters in an engaging and entertaining manner.

Following the end of Infinity War, which left half...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 26, 2019

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Welcome back. It’s time for another look at Blu-ray and DVD highlights arriving on store shelves. While this isn’t the busiest week for new releases, there are still plenty of interesting flicks that may catch your eye. 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!

Bisbee ‘17 - This documentary is about an Arizona mining town on the US/Mexico border and the horrific events that occurred in 1917, when 1200 immigrant workers were rounded up by locals, deported, and left to die in the desert. The community puts on a re-creation of the event, which forces the locals to come to terms with and understand...

‘The Curse Of La Llorona’ delivers the same old jump scares

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 93 minutes

There are certainly plenty of franchises vying for your entertainment dollar these days, including numerous comic book properties and, to a lesser extent, the various horror movies based around 2013’s The Conjuring (which feature recurring characters such as the possessed doll Annabelle and a malicious demon nun). The latest in this horror category is The Curse of La Llorona, which attempts to adapt and incorporate another figure of legend into its universe. First, the good news... this reviewer can report that it is an improvement over the previous entry, The Nun. However, the bad news is that the movie is still flawed, and...

‘Missing Link’ takes viewers on a beautifully realized animated adventure

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 95 minutes

Laika is an animation studio that has produced consistently impressive features over the years, including Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline. Their latest continues with the trend of intersecting family entertainment thrills with darker, supernatural, and monster-related subject matter. Thankfully, Missing Link is another big winner, blending amusing characters, a sweet message and some staggeringly beautiful visuals.

The story begins with Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), a self-described adventurer seeking to prove the existence of mythical creatures and impress a stuffy club of explorers led by...

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