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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 13, 2020

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Welcome back to an extraordinarily busy column detailing the latest highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are several big movies arriving, as well as some well-received smaller features and older titles that have been given high definition upgrades. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t go out to the...

‘Let Him Go’ has fine performances, but few surprises

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 114 minutes

This film from Focus Features opens Nov. 6 at drive-ins and cinemas.

In-laws can be a pain, but few are as much trouble as those featured in the new period drama, Let Him Go. The plot of this feature has a great deal of potential, pitting two families against each other over the welfare of a young infant. Yet, like its lead characters the movie too often follows the straight and narrow. While the performances are strong and the finale is admittedly effective, early sections end up coming across in many respects like a predictable revenge potboiler.

Rancher/ex-sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his opinionated wife...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 6, 2020

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Welcome to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. This edition features plenty of interesting stuff available in a wide variety of genres ranging from horror to comedy. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t be going out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


ANTEBELLUM: In this horror film, a renowned sociologist and successful author begins a tour of Louisiana to promote her new book. She starts to experience strange events and finds herself trapped in a bizarre and terrifying reality on a nearby plantation. As the protagonist struggles to find a way out of the ordeal, she is forced to...

‘The Witches’ plays it safe

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 106 minutes

For most kids, reading a book by Roald Dahl is a rite of passage. He has entertained generations of kids with titles like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, and Matilda among many others. As a reader, the author was anything but patronizing to youngsters and it didn’t matter if his characters were children or adults … if you were rude and/or selfish, you were likely going to get a darkly humorous comeuppance. His book The Witches was expertly translated to screen once already in 1990 (Dahl reportedly disliked it, but hated most adaptations of his work).

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for October 30, 2020

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It’s time once again for another look at highlights coming to Blu-ray and DVD. With Halloween approaching, there aren’t quite as many new releases as usual, but there is still plenty of interesting material to choose from. So, since you can’t or shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS: According to the filmmakers, this movie revolves around a place called The Roaring 20s, a Las Vegas dive bar known for its unusual assortment of customers. The camera spends a night with the employees and drinkers during the establishment’s final night in operation, forcing attendees to...

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