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Pitch Perfect 3 hits a sour note

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Running Time: 93 min.

Pitch Perfect 3 opens with a bizarre scene that involves the main characters in a dangerous situation, performing before a group of crooks until chaos breaks out. It’s all shown with little explanation and the sheer strangeness of it earns a laugh. One wishes that the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 22, 2017

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Welcome to another edition chronicling new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. Just because the holidays are here doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of releases coming your way. 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!

Blood Money - In this independent action/thriller, a trio of friends goes into the wilderness for some fun and encounters a white collar criminal on the run. They find his hidden loot and soon become a target of this desperate stranger. Unfortunately, the money also causes the leads to get greedy and turn on one another. Reaction was split right down the middle towards this effort...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will please franchise fans

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Running Time: 152 min.

It hardly seems that reviews are necessary given the anticipation for the latest entry in the behemoth Star Wars saga. While this reviewer will admit to not being a huge aficionado of the franchise, or one who understands the gargantuan enthusiasm, I will confirm that Star Wars: The Last Jedi provides series devotees plenty more of what they want. While overlong and clunky in spots, it includes enough action, adventure and otherworldly beasts to entertain.

The opening crawl claims that despite the huge victory in blowing the up the planet-sized “Starkiller” base, the rebels have been whittled down. In fact, they’re on the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 15, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are plenty of interesting features both new and old vying to grab your attention. 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!

All Saints - This faith-based drama tells the true story of a salesman-turned-pastor and his attempts to lead a church congregation. He has a difficult time, but soon encounters some Burmese refugees. Together, they take on projects like planting crops and the lead begins to earn the support of the community. Reaction was better-than-average for this type of feature. While a few suggested it was a bit obvious...

Shaandiin Tome’s Mud accepted into 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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The 9-minute short features talent from Shiprock, Albuquerque, and Fort Defiance

LOS ANGELES — The Sundance Institute released its Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events selections for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Dec. 4.

Among those chosen is Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) a film about Ruby, a young Navajo mother, who faces the inescapable remnants of alcohol, family and culture on the last day of her life.

Mud writer and director Shaandiin Tome wrote the script earlier this year, having known the impacts of alcoholism on her own family growing up.

“This film serves as a reality that a lot of Native people face, but it is also a conversation starter to how we as a...

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