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Popcorn-munching fun to be had with ‘The Tomorrow War’

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Running Time: 140 minutes

Amazon Studios will exclusively release this film globally on Prime Video on July 2.

Nothing brings a family closer together than time-traveling warfare with an invasive alien species! At least, that is the impression one gets from the new epic, “The Tomorrow War.” Admittedly, it’s a dramatically overbaked sci-fi/war film, but one that at least manages to provide a few effective and exciting moments of action in between the less-engaging family squabbles.

High-school science teacher and ex-soldier Dan Forester (Chris Pratt,) has a loving wife (Betty Gilpin), and daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), but has cut the family off...

‘F9: The Fast Saga’ takes action absurdity to new heights

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Running Time: 145 minutes

This film opens in cinemas on June 25.

I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest fan of the Fast & Furious franchise, but after eight hit titles in the series (as well as a spin-off), it’s almost pointless to be too hard on the flicks. Personally, I have always felt like the films could do with a heavier dose of realism that would make the driving stunts and scenarios feel more dangerous and exciting. But the writers and producers have chosen to go in the opposite direction. Instead, the movies are very silly pieces of popcorn entertainment, many of which still offer impressive action sequences.

F9: The Fast Saga is the latest...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 2, 2021

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This edition includes plenty of quirky offerings as well as a number of older features receiving high-definition upgrades. So, if you can’t make it out or shouldn’t be attending the movies just yet, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

ADORATION: This Belgian/French drama follows a 12-year-old who lives in the country. The boy spends days on his own while his mother heads off to her job at a nearby psychiatric hospital. One day, he meets a teenage girl who happens to be a patient from the institute. The youngster becomes infatuated with her and agrees to help her...

‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ misses the mark

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Running Time: 100 minutes

This film was released exclusively at theaters on June 16.

Released in 2017, The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a throwback to buddy action pictures of old, coasting mostly on the charm and chemistry of its two lead actors. It was also a box office success, which means that these performers have now returned for a new adventure. Oddly enough, this is a sequel that emphasizes outrageous shootouts and action over the central relationship between the protagonists. As a result, The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife wastes its talented cast, who end up getting lost in the chaos.

After the events of the previous film, an anxiety-ridden...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for June 25, 2021

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This time, there’s an interesting mix that includes one reasonably high-profile feature along with several interesting independent efforts. So, if you can’t, or aren’t quite ready to head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART ONE: The latest in DC’s animated, direct-to-disc superhero series follows Batman in his early years. While helping Commissioner Gordon take down the ruthless Falcone family, he begins investigating a series of slayings that occur on holidays. It becomes clear that an unknown...

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