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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - A Bit Frivolous, But Still Fun

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Rating: ««« out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 137 min.

I’ve got to be honest, the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens is almost absurd. It has been 10 years since the last chapter and even though the majority of people were disappointed, its fan base still continues to grow. This has always been confusing to me...

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ springs some leaks

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 121 min.

In case you didn’t already know, Herman Melville’s classic Moby-Dick was partially based on a real event. Obviously, he took some liberties, but ultimately delivered a story that many consider to be one of the great American novels. Rather than give this classic piece of literature a cinematic adaptation, the filmmakers have decided to shoot a 2000 non-fiction novel that details the inspiration for the story. And the result of this man vs. nature tale is quite choppy. In the Heart of the Sea has a few impressive moments, but ultimately gets lost at sea.

The story opens with Melville (Ben Whishaw) hearing the tale from the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 11, 2015

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Welcome back for another look at highlights arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s another busy edition with plenty of flick in a wide variety of genres. 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!

Ant-Man - The latest entry in the Marvel cinematic universe follows a thief turned superhero who uses a special suit that allows him to shrink to insect size. He’s tasked with helping the inventor keep the discovery from a nasty businessman who wants to militarize the technology. Reviews were generally good for this action picture, saying that the finale was impressive and the lead was charismatic enough to help...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 4, 2015

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Welcome back to another edition featuring DVD and Blu-ray release highlights. As always, be sure to click on any links to read more about the movies. 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!

90 Minutes in Heaven - After dying in a car accident, a man is brought back to life and struggles to function again after experiencing Heaven. As you might have already guessed, this is a Christian-themed film directed at a specific audience. Reviewers didn’t respond well to it, suggesting that while it may have been well intentioned, the pacing was slow and the dialogue silly. It stars Hayden Christensen...

‘Victor Frankenstein’ stiches a bizarre patchwork of a movie

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Rating: «« out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 109 min.

This is a strange one. Mary Shelley’s famous novel has been updated numerous times, and the latest attempt is one of the most unusual of the lot. Despite the title suggesting otherwise, Victor Frankenstein is actually a tale about his assistant. In what appears to be an attempt to win over the masses, it also tries to be every kind of movie to every person, mixing action, horror, police procedural and romance into one package. The results are a mixed canvas stitched together from wildly varied approaches and inspirations.

Narrated by the man who would eventually be known Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), the story begins with a hunchbacked...

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