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‘The Shallows’ is as silly as it is suspenseful

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 87 min.

If you’re going surfing, remember to always do so with a friend. Rip currents and sharp coral are dangerous, not to mention the stinging jellyfish and, well, sharks that make the Great White from Jaws look like a mild-mannered aquarium pet. At least, that’s what The...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 24, 2016

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Looking for something to rent this week? Well, look no further. There’s plenty of interesting stuff coming your way. So if you can’t make it out to the movies, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Anesthesia - A professor at Columbia University is brutally attacked at the outset of this indie drama. The movie then follows the many troubled lives of the people he intersected with before the violent incident. Despite a big cast, critics were not taken at all with the feature. They found the characters and situations inauthentic and complained that events weren’t really pulled together to make a cohesive or thematic whole. It stars Glenn Close, K. Todd...

‘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 hitting cinemas over the past year. Central Intelligence is the latest effort to hit the big screen. It has its moments, but compared to the others listed, opts to pick lower-hanging fruit from the branch.

Calvin (Kevin Hart) was once the shining star of his high school, destined for greatness. Now a mild-manned accountant, he can't help but feel disappointed at...

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...

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