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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 3, 2017

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Hello and welcome to a  post-Halloween edition of highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. And don’t need to worry if you don’t like scare flicks, because there’s a wide variety of releases both new and old covering many genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one...

Plot lines compete against each other in ‘Suburbicon’

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Running Time: 104 min.

Manicured, planned communities aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. The facade of these neighborhoods being a happy and contented place fall apart in Suburbicon. In this film, it’s pretty clear from the onset that beneath the glossy surface are desperate, opportunistic, and even racist individuals.

It’s an intriguing starting point and there are plenty of important issues raised in the feature, but it doesn’t all fit together as effectively as one might hope.

Perhaps some of these issues may have to do with the screenplay itself. The film is based on material written in the mid 80s by Joel and Ethan Cohen (who at the time...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Oct. 27, 2017

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Hello, it’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. We have a varied mix this time out with some big Hollywood efforts as well as intriguing independent fare. 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!

Annabelle: Creation - This horror flick is a prequel the 2014 hit Annabelle, which was a spin-off from the 2013 blockbuster, The Conjuring. Still with me? The film introduces the world to the very creepy and demonically possessed title character. Set on a farm, a group of orphans find themselves under threat from the creation. It earned decent notices during its...

‘Only the Brave’: A heartfelt tribute to the Granite Mountain Hotshots

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Running Time: 133 min.

Wildfires are a terrifying force of nature and it takes great planning as well as immeasurable skill to bring one under control. The new biopic Only the Brave details the story of Prescott, Arizona’s Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of municipal firefighters that trained and earned the right to join the elite national unit. It is a conventional effort in many storytelling aspects, but is impressively mounted and serves as a noble tribute to its subjects.

The narrative begins with troubled Brian McDonough (Miles Teller) seeking to join the team run by veteran firefighter Eric Marsh (James Brolin). Attempting to better himself...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for October 20, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There are some big hits arriving as well as plenty of interesting independent fare. 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!

Girls Trip - In this hit comedy, four old college friends decide to reunite and vacation at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Once there they begin to reconnect, although their hard partying ways lead to a great deal of wild and crazy behavior. This flick was a surprise success at the box office and earned good notices from critics too. Some complained about the crude humor on display and the...

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