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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 1, 2019

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Time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another busy week, with discs 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!

Blood Brother - An ex-con decides to take revenge on a group of...

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ delivers a bit of magic

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Running Time: 120 minutes

January is often a month for misfit films that, for one reason or another, studios don’t have a lot of confidence in. However, there are always a few exceptions to the rule.

This week sees the release of The Kid Who Would Be King, a children’s film and loose, modern adaptation of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This unlikely amalgamation of Excalibur and Goosebumps ends up working much better than anticipated. In fact, it can be crowned an enjoyable and entertaining family film.

An impressive animated intro gives a brief history of King Arthur and tells viewers that when civility and honor are replaced in...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 25, 2019

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It’s time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty of variety, from goofy comedies to awards contenders and even some foreign-language entries. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

American Renegades - A group of Navy Seals serving in a warring district of Bosnia discover gold worth hundreds of millions of dollars at the bottom of a local lake. They decide to go rogue and return the goods to the locals by staging a heist. Of course, in the process they become targets of an invading enemy force. This action picture got panned by critics. One or two...

‘Glass’ has cracks, but contains an oddly intriguing brew

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Running Time: 129 minutes

In recent years, we’ve become accustomed to a deluge of superhero films from the likes of Marvel and DC. And as such, audiences have developed certain expectations of what they should be seeing in these types of projects.

Glass, the latest film from director M. Night Shyamalan, does deal with comic book mythology and features three uniquely gifted and sometimes frightening characters from Unbreakable and Split coming together.

Yet, what occurs is likely not what one would expect or imagine given the end of the previous title. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say many anticipating big thrills and action set-pieces will dislike...

‘The Upside’ features two charismatic stars delivering less-than-stellar material

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Running Time: 125 minutes

This week sees the release of the comedy/drama The Upside. For those who don’t know, it’s actually a remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables, which broke box office records in Europe, won various awards and was on the Academy shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film.

Unlike the original, though, this effort isn’t going to end up showered with honors. Still, it isn’t a complete write-off, courtesy of the onscreen work between the movie’s two charismatic leads.

Dell (Kevin Hart) is an unemployed hustler with a criminal record who lacks motivation. Forced to go to job interviews, but having no real desire to be...

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