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‘Money Monster’ – Not a worthy investment

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 98 min.

There have been some pretty crooked events in the financial world over the past decade or two. Money Monster attempts to tap into the anger that we’re all feeling by telling a story of Wall Street corruption. And yet, while the inspiration for this tale may likely have...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 13, 2016

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Welcome back for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There certainly are some interesting and unusual flick arriving. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

The Boy - In this horror flick, a young woman is hired as a nanny for a youngster at an old, eerie English estate. Things get even stranger when she discovers that’s she’s caring for a porcelain figure and that it seems to have a mind of its own. Reviews veered more towards the negative, with many feeling it relied too heavily on clichés. Personally, I didn’t mind it and feel like it’s a...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ lacks perfection, but includes some superb action

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 146 minutes

Well, we’re now 13 films into the “Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Under the circumstances, things appear to be going quite well. Not every film has exactly soared creatively, but most present just enough to keep viewers entrenched and wanting more. The latest is Captain America: Civil War and its offers one element that’s a bit different ... a confrontation between many of the heroes.

The story revolves around the character of The Winter Soldier aka James “Bucky” Barnes (Sebastian Stan). After several superhero interventions result in collateral damage, the United Nations demand The Avengers to register themselves and come...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 6, 2016

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Welcome to another look at highlights coming your way on DVD and Blu-ray. There is plenty of fun stuff out there 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!

The Choice - The latest Nicolas Sparks romance novel to get the cinematic treatment is a tale about an unlikely relationship that forms between a diligent medical student and an easygoing ladies’ man. They fall for each other, but can these opposites really form a lasting bond? One thing’s for certain, the press didn’t care either way. They didn’t think there was much onscreen chemistry and found the formulaic drama...

Mother’s Day takes the stale, schmaltzy route

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Rating: « out of 4 stars

Running Time: 118 min.

No matter what you may read in the coming paragraphs, make no mistake, I appreciate the work of director Garry Marshall. Growing up, he was responsible for two of my favorite TV shows (Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days) and has had popular hits on the big screen with titles like Pretty Woman. However, over the past few years he’s delivered a pair of ensemble comedies (New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day) that I haven’t cared for. Clearly inspired by the excellent Christmas-set 2003 hit Love Actually, neither of them have come even close to attaining that sharp balance of humor and warmth.

Mother’s Day is the latest in his...

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