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Captain Marvel isn’t marvelous, but does enough to keep fans entertained

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 124 minutes

This week marks the first of three Marvel Cinematic Universe movies arriving in theaters this year. Set well before the events of the previous Avengers movie, Captain Marvel isn’t a familiar superhero for the average moviegoer, and in some respects feels like a film that has been wedged into the franchise. It certainly isn’t one of the best entries in the lengthy series, but does improve as it progresses and will provide enough fun to earn it a pass from comic book cinephiles.

The story introduces viewers to Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a Kree warrior who possesses the ability to shoot a powerful energy beam...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 8, 2019

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s an incredibly busy time with more than 20 new releases and a generous helping of older flicks arriving 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!

Back Roads - After a mother shoots and kills her abusive husband, she’s sent to jail, leaving her three daughters in the custody of their older, poorly educated brother. The lead struggles, working several jobs to put food on the table. He then connects with a married woman, beginning an affair. His life starts to spiral out of control as complications arise. This drama earned...

‘Greta’ takes stalker creepiness to a new level

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Running Time: 98 minutes

Over the years, I’ve heard more than a few complaints from friends that moms (and parents in general) can be really suffocating. The new horror/thriller Greta uses these feelings and concerns, and then takes them to extreme ends. While many of the dramatic beats are admittedly familiar, it’s all done with a dose of grim humor and far more technical flair than other movies of its ilk.

Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a young woman still reeling from the recent death of her mother. Despite attempts made by roommate Erica (Maika Monroe) to get her out and socializing, Frances still feels lonely and isolated. After...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 1, 2019

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Hello and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a lot of variety in this edition, which covers everything from family features to Oscar and indie 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!

Between Worlds - In this unusual supernatural thriller a down-on-his-luck widower spends his days driving trucks. He meets a woman with spiritualist abilities who is trying to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter. The pair make an arrangement, with the woman agreeing to help the driver to communicate with his late wife and daughter. However, the spirits raised are...

‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ makes the cut for genial family entertainment

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Running Time: 104 minutes

Based on a series of children’s books, the original How to Train Your Dragon was surprisingly entertaining and effective, following a young Viking who decided to upset societal norms and befriend a dragon instead of slaying it. The second feature took a darker turn, so much so that sections of it distressed younger audience members.

Following a TV series, the third and reportedly final chapter in the series has now arrived. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a more genial effort that will certainly please children.

Truthfully, it lacks the same kind of drama seen in previous installments. However, some parents may...

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