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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ breezes in and surprises

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Running Time: 130 minutes

I’ll be honest and write that I didn’t hold out much hope for a sequel to a Disney family classic from 54 years ago. Thankfully, the new film Mary Poppins Returns is a pleasant surprise. It may not live up to the original, but it does provide plenty sweetness...

‘Aquaman’ has a few moments but is mostly soggy

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Running Time: 143 minutes

Back in the ’90s, a movie featuring a comic villain parodying over-the-top action and spy movies requested, “...sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.” I’m not entirely sure what this is a sign of, but it appears that some 20 years later, we have come full circle.

The new DC superhero movie Aquaman not only features the above seafaring threat, but also asks us to take it all seriously.

To be fair, the DC filmic universe has had its share of turkeys and this latest adventure is a modest improvement over several other features in the superhero franchise. There are some impressive action scenes as this...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 21, 2018

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Hello and welcome to this year’s final edition of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Tuesday lands on Dec. 25, and as such, there aren’t any new releases. Don’t worry, though, there are plenty of noteworthy flicks arriving now to hold you over until January. 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!

1985 - Set during the’ 80s, this indie drama involves a closeted marketing executive who heads home to visit family in Texas for the holidays. While visiting his conservative parents as well as acquaintances from his past, he wrestles with whether or not to tell his clan while confronting a...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 14, 2018

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There's plenty to choose from, with a wide range of titles in a variety of genres making their debuts on disc. 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!

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days - The original Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds was a South Korean fantasy epic about a man who died and was forced to defend his soul to learn how he would spend his eternity. This sequel continues the story of the protagonist as his trial to be reincarnated continues. It also examines the histories of the lead's three afterlife...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ displays zip and humor

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Running Time: 117 minutes

Audiences have certainly gotten a lot of Spider-Man over the past 15 years, including a film franchise, a rebooted franchise and another reconfigured version as part of the Marvel Universe.

Now, Sony brings not one, but numerous incarnations of the superhero into an animated take on the character. Surprisingly, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is better than anticipated, employing unique visuals and plenty of action, while poking fun at tropes associated with the role.

This version follows teenager Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who lives in a world inhabited by a heroic Spider-Man (Chris Pine). When the lead is also bitten...

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