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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 8, 2015

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Hello and welcome to another edition detailing all the highlights coming your way on DVD and Blu-ray. There are loads of flicks that arrived on Tuesday in a variety of genres. So if you can't make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

 

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‘Hot Pursuit’ lacks comedic sizzle

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Rating «« out of 4 stars

Here’s a rather unfortunate situation. While every cast member of the new comedy Hot Pursuit is funny, the end result is a mediocre collection of hit-and-miss gags. It delivers a few chuckles during its short running time, but is the type of film that will be completely forgotten when you arrive back home.

Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is a stiff and officious cop assigned with providing police protection to a man testifying in a high profile drug-trade trial. When mysterious mercenaries show up and fire rounds, Cooper escapes with the witness’ wife, Daniella (Sofia Vergara). The two heroines go it alone when they learn that they may be the targets of not...

Film Review: Avengers Age of Ultron

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Rated: PG-13

Running time: 142 minutes

Rating ««« out of 4 stars

You will no doubt find Avengers Age of Ultron delivers the rush and rampage of a typical mega-massive-blockbuster. This is celluloid that is stuffed with stupendous spectacle, every second of action obviously costing millions of dollars to render and will easily gather a cool couple of billions worldwide.

Yet while the film provides proper entertainment there is something a bit flat about the second installment of everyone’s favorite clump of champions. It’s more than a genre getting too much attention. Let’s call it Superhero Saturation.

Even though there are a little quality issues, this marks the 11th film...

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