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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 7, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at what is coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Just because there’s a holiday doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of new arrivals. You’ll find all the highlights below. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

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‘Baby Driver’ hits the gas and never stops

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 113 min.

It has been a few years since director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End) has treated us to another one of his quirky and idiosyncratic feature films. His latest is an homage to car and heist movies with a modern spin. Admittedly, Baby Driver isn’t as eccentric as his previous efforts. However familiar the path may be, he throws in enough twists and turns to make it a very enjoyable ride.

Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a getaway driver for criminal mastermind Doc (Kevin Spacey), who sends the kid out on a series of wild robberies through the streets of Atlanta. He’s teamed with various...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 30, 2017

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This is another one of those extremely busy weeks. There is a huge variety of new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD, with something in just about every genre. So if you can’t make it out to the movies, give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

Absolutely Anything - It took a long time for this British comedy to make it to US theaters, coming some two years after it release elsewhere. The story involves a group of aliens who arrive on Earth. They decide to experiment on humanity by giving an Average Joe incredible powers and then watch what he does with them. While a few found it enjoyably silly, this effort from Terry Jones of the Monty Python troupe didn’t...

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ drains the brain

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Rating: « out of 4

Running Time: 150 minutes

If you’re a big fan of this series of features, then you will be pleased to learn that you’ll get exactly what you were hoping for from the fifth installment, Transformers: The Last Knight. Sadly, this particular reviewer isn’t an enthusiast. Instead, I found that despite the nonstop action and noise, the movie wasn’t particularly exciting. In fact, it had a really difficult time keeping my attention.

As the film begins, viewers are told that there is an ongoing battle between the leftover robots and the human organization known as T.R.F. (Transformers Reaction Force). These well-armed, technologically advanced soldiers are out to...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 23, 2017

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Hello, it’s time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s another intriguing mix of big studio fare, indie features and old titles making their high definition debuts. 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!

Altitude - An FBI agent gets demoted to a desk job after going rogue during a hostage negotiation. Of course, while flying to her new position, she is seated next to a thief and the plane is hijacked by a criminal organization. The lady must fight back to save the passengers and take down the bad guys. This low-budget action/thriller hasn’t gotten too many reviews...

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