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‘Central Intelligence’ has some chuckles but lacks smarts

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Rating: 2 out of 4 * *

Running Time: 114 min.

By Glenn Kay

For the the Sun

It seems as though the secret agent genre has been undergoing something of a resurgence recently, with titles like Kingsman: The Secret Service, Spy, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Spectre and Bridge of Spies...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 17, 2016

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Hello! We’ve got another impressive edition of highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Several of these releases are critically acclaimed, suggesting many are worth a look. 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!

10 Cloverfield Lane - This sequel to the 2008 sci-fi/horror film Cloverfield introduces a new environment and completely different characters. After getting into a traffic accident, a young woman wakes up in an underground bunker. She’s told by her gruff host that the world has come to an end, and she must determine how much of what he says is true. Reviews were strong for...

‘Warcraft’ is a baffling, but beautiful fantasy

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 124 min.

Well, at least it isn’t a sequel. In a summer full of follow-ups, the latest Hollywood blockbuster takes a different route and instead adapts a fantasy video game for the big screen... and it may be as close as we get to an original popcorn flick this year. If you like the game, you’ll probably enjoy this elaborate, effects-filled epic. However, if Warcraft is completely new to you, then you might want to bring a game savvy translator along.

Set in a fantasy realm, this tale attempts to explain how humankind went to war with a large breed of otherworldly warriors called Orcs. Led by a tyrannical ruler, the Orcs travel from their...

‘The Conjuring 2’ is a goofy, unexceptional supernatural flick

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 134 min.

Horror films involving ghosts are a tricky proposition. So often, these types of film can’t do much more than rattle dishes for an hour or so before eventually exorcising the spirits to the beyond. This week sees the release of a sequel to a movie that managed to succeed, despite genre conventions, and create some unsettling moments. The Conjuring 2 does possess a couple of chills and will provide a decent enough night of jolts for horror fans, yet by comparison it’s a hit-and-miss affair. Honestly, the movie never quite matches the eerie mood and tone that the original effortlessly generated.

The movie spends a significant...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 10, 2016

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Wow! It’s a very busy week with some big releases coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. A wide variety of genres are represented — it appears as if there’s something for just about every taste. 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!

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon) has dramatized an actual event in his latest action film. The story follows the security team who endured several attacks on a US compound in Libya in 2012. Reaction to the finished product was polarized. Those with a taste for Bay’s chaotic action films admired the fight...

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