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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 26, 2019

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Welcome back. It’s time for another look at Blu-ray and DVD highlights arriving on store shelves. While this isn’t the busiest week for new releases, there are still plenty of interesting flicks that may catch your eye. 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!

Bisbee ‘17 - This documentary is about an Arizona mining town on the US/Mexico border and the horrific events that occurred in 1917, when 1200 immigrant workers were rounded up by locals, deported, and left to die in the desert. The community puts on a re-creation of the event, which forces the locals to come to terms with and understand...

‘The Curse Of La Llorona’ delivers the same old jump scares

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Running Time: 93 minutes

There are certainly plenty of franchises vying for your entertainment dollar these days, including numerous comic book properties and, to a lesser extent, the various horror movies based around 2013’s The Conjuring (which feature recurring characters such as the possessed doll Annabelle and a malicious demon nun). The latest in this horror category is The Curse of La Llorona, which attempts to adapt and incorporate another figure of legend into its universe. First, the good news... this reviewer can report that it is an improvement over the previous entry, The Nun. However, the bad news is that the movie is still flawed, and...

‘Missing Link’ takes viewers on a beautifully realized animated adventure

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 95 minutes

Laika is an animation studio that has produced consistently impressive features over the years, including Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline. Their latest continues with the trend of intersecting family entertainment thrills with darker, supernatural, and monster-related subject matter. Thankfully, Missing Link is another big winner, blending amusing characters, a sweet message and some staggeringly beautiful visuals.

The story begins with Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), a self-described adventurer seeking to prove the existence of mythical creatures and impress a stuffy club of explorers led by...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 12, 2019

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Welcome back to another edition featuring highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. As you might have guessed, there are plenty of new releases hitting shelves. 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!

The Amityville Murders - Believe it or not, there have been about 20 movies inspired by the Amityville Horror story. The latest feature attempts to detail the graphic murders that took place at the locale in 1974, with the plot following a father who begins to hear voices in his head, commanding him to execute his entire family. Reviews weren’t particularly strong for this horror flick. Now curious parties...

Visit to the ‘Four Corners USA’

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A trip through cultures and canyons

In a beautiful new book from Rio Nuevo Publishers in Tucson, comes a full-color adventure, traveling out of the Four Corners in a spiral, covering 150 miles in all directions.  Jim Turner, author of Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest, explains that the book is organized around the area known as the “Four Corners,” the only quadripoint in the United States where the borders of four distinct territories come together.

Turner and the book’s photographer, Larry Lindahl, are aficionados of the American Southwest. They guide the reader from the quadripoint where Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico meet, and take a...

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