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Crazy Rich Asians features likeable cast in a generic story

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Rating: «« out of 4 ««««

Running Time: 120 minutes

This week sees the wide release of the romantic-comedy Crazy Rich Asians, based on a bestselling book. The movie is told from a somewhat different perspective than your typical Hollywood flick and shows off some incredible locations in and around Singapore. This is...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 17, 2018

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It’s time again for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is an incredibly busy edition that features one of the year’s biggest films. In general, there’s plenty for all tastes. 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!

Affairs of State - This independent suspense picture involves a young campaign aide in Washington, D.C. who is desperate to gain power. He makes an impression on a presidential candidate, but complicates his own life when he becomes romantically involved with both the wife and daughter of his new employer. This effort got a limited release a couple...

BlacKkKlansman balances history with humor

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 135 minutes

Over the years, director Spike Lee has given us a varied and fascinating collection of films that include titles like Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), He Got Game (1996), Summer of Sam (1999), The 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Old Boy (2013) and many others. His latest, BlacKkKlansman, is a true story based on an autobiography of a black detective who attempted to infiltrate a Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Like many adaptations of real events, it’s a little messy and overstuffed. Regardless, it makes its point effectively and memorably.

The story is set in the late 1970s...

The Meg delivers fun summer chum

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 113 minutes

A word of warning... this reviewer has liked a surprising number of movies featuring killer sea life. I’m not one for water sports and the fact that I enjoy them so much almost defies explanation. They’re often over-the-top and don’t always make a whole lot of, well, sense. Relatively recent efforts like 1998’s Deep Rising, 1999’s Deep Blue Sea and 2010’s Piranha 3D aren’t award-worthy classics, but they all provide a steady supply of goofy, monster-movie fun. The very same can be said of The Meg and, well, I liked it too.

Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is an underwater rescue operative who vows never to return to...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 10, 2018

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It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a very busy edition, with numerous features in a wide variety of genres. 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!

Aardvark - A therapist at a mental institution meets with admiration from one of her new and mentally ill patients. However, when she begins a relationship with the asylum resident’s brother, conflicts and actions become increasingly strained and tense. This independent drama did not earn favorable response. While the cast members were complimented, there was much criticism of the script and the tone, which many...

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