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Cool down with these autumn flicks

It looks as though Labor Day weekend is a little slim on new releases. The thriller Don’t Let Go is opening nationally, but it isn’t being screened for the press. That means it’s as good a time as any to look into the future and find out more about some of what’s arriving over the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 30, 2019

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Looks like it’s another busy edition with loads of Blu-ray and DVD releases hitting store shelves and rental outlets. There are some big summer epics coming your way, as well as noteworthy independent fare and a few documentaries. 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 Banana Splits Movie - If you were a little kid in the ‘60s or ‘70s, you might remember various live-action Sid & Marty Krofft children’s programs like H.R. Pufnstuf and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. This direct-to-disc feature film re-imagining of the Banana Splits, turns one of their family-friendly shows into an R-rated...

‘Angel Has Fallen’ is an unnecessary sequel

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 121 minutes

I’m not sure that anyone was pining for a sequel to the action pictures Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, but audiences are getting a third one. This reviewer was especially uncomfortable with another follow-up, especially considering how much I detested the previous entry for being mean-spirited and possessing a xenophobic streak. Thankfully, Angel Has Fallen is an improvement over the prior chapter. Yet, while it fulfills its duties as a serviceable action flick, the story presented is still pretty dopey and there is nothing especially memorable about it.

The events of the previous film have left Secret Service Agent...

‘Ready or Not’ goes to the extreme and dispenses the gruesome goods

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 95 minutes

Rich people are awful. This is the assertion made by the film Ready or Not, and based upon the events depicted, it’s a pretty accurate portrait. It’s a gory, over-the-top horror effort with its tongue planted firmly in cheek that is reminiscent of titles like 2011’s You’re Next. Just like the previous movie, the feature attempts to mix thrills, laughs and buckets of blood in equal measure. Thankfully, much of it works and the end result is an amusing little genre flick.

Grace (Samara Weaving) is a young woman excited and anxious on her wedding day. She’s marrying a nice guy named Alex Le Domas (Mark O’Brien) but...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 23, 2019

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It’s time for another look at highlights of new Blu-ray and DVD releases arriving this week. There is plenty of interesting fare including films from Hollywood and around the world. 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!

Aniara - This Swedish-Danish science-fiction picture is set on a spaceship headed to Mars. With the Earth dying, the craft carries a massive population planning to colonize the red planet. When the ship is knocked off course, the travelers are forced into contemplating their consumerist habits and whether their species is really worth saving. The production received slightly more...

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