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‘Neighbors 2’: Lackluster, but good for a few laughs

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 92 minutes

Comedy is hard enough without having to recreate your past successes. As follow-ups go, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising features a couple of chuckles and could have been much worse overall. However, this is hardly praise. The sequel suffers from overly familiar situations...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 20th, 2016

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It’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, there’s a lot of interesting stuff. 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 Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead - One of the first British punk bands get a documentary chronicling their careers from early 1976 to the present. It also includes clips from musicians inspired by the group, including Fred Armisen, David Gahan, Chrissie Hynde and Lemmy. There haven’t been too many write-ups so far, but the ones that have popped up have been positive, calling the end product entertaining and...

‘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 been true, this overly polished effort comes across as preposterous despite the best efforts of cast and crew.

The title refers to a financial show hosted by fast-talking Lee Gates (George Clooney), a man who does as much over-the-top entertaining as provide financial advice. Unfortunately for Gates, his show is suddenly stopped by the arrival of angry viewer Kyle...

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...

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