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‘Vice’ has trouble distilling its subject but makes salient points

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Running Time: 132 minutes

Writer/director Adam McKay may has made a name for himself in the comedy genre with titles like Anchorman and Step Brothers, but over the past couple of years he’s begun to switch gears and tackle more pressing and political issues.

The Big Short (2015) took a...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ breezes in and surprises

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Running Time: 130 minutes

I’ll be honest and write that I didn’t hold out much hope for a sequel to a Disney family classic from 54 years ago. Thankfully, the new film Mary Poppins Returns is a pleasant surprise. It may not live up to the original, but it does provide plenty sweetness and visual pop (even throwing in an unexpected cameo for good measure), providing families with plenty of fun this holiday season.

The plot itself isn’t exactly light and frothy. It follows Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) the grown-up son from the original film, still living in the family home. Now a widower and single father of three, trouble arises when the bank...

‘Aquaman’ has a few moments but is mostly soggy

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Running Time: 143 minutes

Back in the ’90s, a movie featuring a comic villain parodying over-the-top action and spy movies requested, “...sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.” I’m not entirely sure what this is a sign of, but it appears that some 20 years later, we have come full circle.

The new DC superhero movie Aquaman not only features the above seafaring threat, but also asks us to take it all seriously.

To be fair, the DC filmic universe has had its share of turkeys and this latest adventure is a modest improvement over several other features in the superhero franchise. There are some impressive action scenes as this...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 21, 2018

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Hello and welcome to this year’s final edition of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Tuesday lands on Dec. 25, and as such, there aren’t any new releases. Don’t worry, though, there are plenty of noteworthy flicks arriving now to hold you over until January. 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!

1985 - Set during the’ 80s, this indie drama involves a closeted marketing executive who heads home to visit family in Texas for the holidays. While visiting his conservative parents as well as acquaintances from his past, he wrestles with whether or not to tell his clan while confronting a...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 14, 2018

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There's plenty to choose from, with a wide range of titles in a variety of genres making their debuts on disc. 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!

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days - The original Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds was a South Korean fantasy epic about a man who died and was forced to defend his soul to learn how he would spend his eternity. This sequel continues the story of the protagonist as his trial to be reincarnated continues. It also examines the histories of the lead's three afterlife...

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