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‘The High Note’ carries a pleasant tune

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Running Time: 113 minutes

This title from Focus Features will be available May 29th as a streaming rental on all platforms.

There seems to be a trend recently of producing films based around the music industry, with titles like the hit remake of A Star is Born as well as How to Build a Girl...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 29, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Like the past few editions, this one is chock full of variety, with plenty of features both new and old vying for your attention. So, since you likely can’t make it out to movies this week, be sure to check out some of these titles!


BIG NEW RELEASES!



ISOLANI: In this independent thriller from the UK, a 17-year-old single mother witnesses a murder. She is quickly pressured by the prosecutor to testify at the trial, but is suspicious of a police detective. Additionally, the lead finds those connected to the killing making equally persuasive arguments and threats. The young parent, feeling like a pawn...

‘Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything’ finds the comedian adjusting to life at 50

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Running Time: 67 minutes

This Netflix comedy special will be available to view on May 19. (netflix.com/pattonoswaltiloveeverything).

I’ll admit that it’s a bit difficult to review a stand-up comedy special, given that a performer’s style may be hilarious to one person while not striking the funny bone of another. However, with current entertainment options for review still being limited, I’ll do my best to give readers a sense of what they can expect from anything new coming your way. In this case, the program is Netflix’s Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything, which features the famous comedian delivering jokes to a live audience in Charlotte...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 22, 2020

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This is a great week if you want to stay in and watch some new Blu-ray/DVD releases. Thrillers, independents, documentaries, classics and comic books make for plenty of good viewing. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



 

BIG NEW RELEASES!



BRAHMS: THE BOY II - This sequel to the underrated 2016 chiller finds a new family moving into the estate once terrorized by a porcelain doll. Once on site, they discover the very same creepy figure popping up in and around the property in strange places. Soon, the young son of the new owners takes a liking to it and befriends the toy. However, it isn’t long before the horrific...

‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ delivers a warm-hearted intergalactic trip

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Running Time:
86 minutes

This title is currently available on Netflix.

This week sees the release of the animated feature Scoob! It is a reworking of the famous Scooby-Doo cartoon featuring a talking dog and his pals, who visiting haunted locales and solved mysteries involving supernatural characters. Alas, screening copies are not being made available to the press, which can sometimes be a signal that the studio doesn’t have a lot of confidence in the final product.  Regardless, parents will be forced to shell out a $20 streaming fee in order to rent the flick (you can also purchase it for $25), without knowing exactly what they’re getting...

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