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The Equalizer 2 improves on the original

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 121 minutes

To be frank, I wasn’t a fan of the 2014 update of The Equalizer, at least not in the way it was intended. This reviewer found it to be bloodthirsty, with the central character killing his foes in an almost gleeful manner and in the most violent ways possible (if...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 20, 2018

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Welcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another busy edition with something in just about every genre imaginable. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give to give one of these titles a try!


Andover - A professor perfects human genetic cloning and decides to recreate his late wife. He soon discovers that the copy isn’t quite the same as his lost love and sets about creating more until he can bring her back exactly as she was. This independent romantic comedy doesn’t have a whole lot of reviews yet, but the ones that have popped up haven’t been complimentary. They suggest it...

Skyscraper doesn’t catch fire

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 102 minutes

It’s unfortunate that even when an original movie arrives in theaters, its inspirations are so blatant that it hardly feels like anything new or original. Such is the case with Skyscraper, a summer film that purposefully attempts to fuse disaster movie fare like The Towering Inferno with the bombastic action of Die Hard. Its star is likable and the film does the best it can to try and entertain, but never builds tension or amounts to much when all is said and done.

The plot follows a former FBI agent named Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson). Now heading a security systems company, old friend (Pablo Schreiber) gets him an interview in...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 13, 2018

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Time for another look at flicks coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There are a couple of big, high profile releases, some smaller titles and tons of older features 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!


211 - Loosely inspired by a real life event, this action thriller involves a bank heist. A cop struggling after a divorced is forced to escort a young high school student on a ride-along. Nearby, a group of armed criminals rob a bank. Bullets fly and the villains try to escape, with both the police officer and the student finding themselves in the middle...

Ant-Man and the Wasp lacks a powerful sting

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 125 minutes

Yep, this week I’m going to be Mr. Grumpy about the latest chapter in the Marvel Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp. The movie certainly provides all the comic book movie story beats and action you’d expect, but the material isn’t nearly as sharp this time out. Thankfully, the talented cast of this superhero feature manage to eke out a few laughs almost purely on charm. However, there isn’t a whole lot else to recommend about this clumsy and haphazard sequel.

Set before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is about to finish a house arrest sentence after causing a big ruckus in the last...

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