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‘Wonder Park’ may amuse kids, but will leave adults rolling their eyes

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Running Time: 86 minutes

As animated films go, there are some releases that are made squarely for the youngest of viewers, a smaller number that cater exclusively to adults, and finally those that aspire to bridge the gap, entertaining young and old alike. The latest feature to hit cinemas is...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 15, 2019

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It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This week sees a wide variety of blockbusters and independent features coming to store shelves, meaning that there’s plenty to choose from. 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!

Beneath the Leaves - In this effort, a mentally unhinged man decides to reunite orphaned children with their deceased parents, but is stopped while attempting a kidnapping. Decades later, the figure breaks out of captivity and decides to finish the original job. One of the victims, now a police officer, takes it upon herself to get involved and personally...

Captain Marvel isn’t marvelous, but does enough to keep fans entertained

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Running Time: 124 minutes

This week marks the first of three Marvel Cinematic Universe movies arriving in theaters this year. Set well before the events of the previous Avengers movie, Captain Marvel isn’t a familiar superhero for the average moviegoer, and in some respects feels like a film that has been wedged into the franchise. It certainly isn’t one of the best entries in the lengthy series, but does improve as it progresses and will provide enough fun to earn it a pass from comic book cinephiles.

The story introduces viewers to Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a Kree warrior who possesses the ability to shoot a powerful energy beam...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 8, 2019

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s an incredibly busy time with more than 20 new releases and a generous helping of older flicks arriving on disc. 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!

Back Roads - After a mother shoots and kills her abusive husband, she’s sent to jail, leaving her three daughters in the custody of their older, poorly educated brother. The lead struggles, working several jobs to put food on the table. He then connects with a married woman, beginning an affair. His life starts to spiral out of control as complications arise. This drama earned...

‘Greta’ takes stalker creepiness to a new level

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Running Time: 98 minutes

Over the years, I’ve heard more than a few complaints from friends that moms (and parents in general) can be really suffocating. The new horror/thriller Greta uses these feelings and concerns, and then takes them to extreme ends. While many of the dramatic beats are admittedly familiar, it’s all done with a dose of grim humor and far more technical flair than other movies of its ilk.

Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a young woman still reeling from the recent death of her mother. Despite attempts made by roommate Erica (Maika Monroe) to get her out and socializing, Frances still feels lonely and isolated. After...

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