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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup June 5, 2015

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It’s time for another roundup, featuring upcoming highlights on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, there are plenty of interesting releases coming your way. 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!

 

Focus - A con man’s latest scheme gets...

SAN ANDREAS Depicts A Tsunami of Cheesy Disaster Movie Tropes

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out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 114 Minutes

Disaster films are a tricky business. The spectacle of nature wreaking havoc is always eye-catching, but most movies fail to compensate for the epic scale, resorting to a generic story with too many thinly drawn characters. San Andreas definitely falls into this category. The earthquakes and aftershocks are stunning to look at, but the humans suffer with generic interpersonal conflict and drab dialogue that at times approaches self-parody.

Ray (Dwayne Johnson) is an LA Fire Department chopper pilot who struggles deeply with his daughter’s tragic rafting death. Unable to come to grips, Ray’s marriage to Emma (Carla Gugino)...

DVD/Blu-ray roundup: May 22, 2015

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Welcome to another edition featuring highlights of what is new of DVD and Blu-ray. There should be something below to pique your interest. Remember, should you see any films that catch your eye and feature links, click on them to read more. So if you can’t make out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

American Sniper - One of the biggest box office behemoths of the past year was this biopic directed by Clint Eastwood. It tells the story of Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle and his difficulty adjusting to life away from the frontlines. The drama earned some Oscar nominations (including Best Picture), and received solid (though...

TOMORROWLAND Doesn’t Quite Launch Into Orbit

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Frankly, I doubt that Disney’s Tomorrowland has ever struck anyone as a great jumping off point for a movie. A ride like Space Mountain certainly makes sense, but a project about the plaza on which it’s located...? The Tomorrowland movie is a curious experiment that emphasizes mystery as it slowly reveals its grand purpose. But while the film is diverting and fun in spots, it never excites or reaches the heights it should.

As the story begins, the modern world is in terrible shape, nearing an apocalyptic tipping point - apparently, only two people can right the course. There’s Frank (George Clooney), a gruff inventor who was once part of a cadre of brilliant minds. That is...

DVD/Blu-ray roundup: May 15, 2015

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It looks like another busy week with plenty of DVD and Blu-ray options for all renters/purchasers. As always, be sure to click on any links to read more detailed reviews. 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!

Blackhat - Michael Mann is a well-regarded director famous for titles like Collateral, The Insider and Heat, but his latest big-budget effort flopped at theaters. It tells the tale of Hong Kong and US agents using a convicted computer-genius to help them hunt down an international cyber-hacking ring. While there were a few positive notices here and there, critics were generally disappointed...

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