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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 23, 2018

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It’s time for yet another examination of Blu-rays and DVDs hitting shelves this week. There is plenty of variety, including some big Hollywood flicks as well as Oscar-nominated independent fare. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

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Annihilation takes viewers on a bizarre sci-fi trip

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Running Time: 115 minutes

A word of warning about the new sci-fi thriller Annihilation... if you’re expecting a straight-forward narrative adventure, you’re probably not going to like it. The latest from writer/director Alex Garland is adapted from a book series. Frankly, it doesn’t have the same sharpness found in his previous film Ex Machina or past screenplays such as Sunshine and Never Let Me Go. However, it does work a sort of strange charm as a trippy, gonzo fantasy with some borderline psychotropic imagery. If you’re able to simply take in the crazy visuals and allow your mind to ruminate on and fill in the many story gaps yourself, then you...

Early Man is a prehistoric soccer romp with a message

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The animated feature stands out among recent family films

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Running time: 89 minutes

Aardman Animations and founder/director Nick Park are responsible for some great little animated efforts of recent years, including the Wallace & Gromit series and feature film, the Shaun the Sheep spin-off and movie, and Chicken Run. Early Man is the latest from the production house and it offers more family friendly fun, exceptional stop-motion animation, a sweet message and an eccentric sense of humor (with a few nods and gags for parents). It may not be the most daring or original work the studio has ever produced, but it’s still a good time that will leave a warm...

Black Panther adds some energy to the Marvel formula

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Running Time: 135 minutes

It seems like it has been only a short time since a superhero film opened in cinemas... wait, it has only been a few months since the last title. Regardless, audiences should prepare to be inundated once again with the arrival of the first of three Marvel Comics adaptations coming this year. Thankfully, Black Panther is a solid addition to the franchise cannon and one that should provide viewers with plenty of action and thrills.

The story involves the African nation of Wakanda. After the passing of King T’Chaka (John Kani) in a bombing (depicted in the Captain America: Civil War film), Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman)...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 16, 2018

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It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray on DVD. There are some very interesting new releases coming your way, as well as a massive amount of older flicks making their high definition debuts. 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 Ballad of Lefty Brown - This western involves a kind-hearted but slightly slow-witted cowboy who works a ranch with his lifelong friend. When his pal is elected to the Senate and promptly murdered, Lefty sets out to take revenge for his buddy’s death. However, the lead finds the task more difficult than anticipated after he ends up...

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