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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 25, 2019

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It’s time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty of variety, from goofy comedies to awards contenders and even some foreign-language entries. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

American Renegades - A group of Navy Seals serving in a warring district of Bosnia discover gold worth hundreds of millions of dollars at the bottom of a local lake. They decide to go rogue and return the goods to the locals by staging a heist. Of course, in the process they become targets of an invading enemy force. This action picture got panned by critics. One or two...

‘Glass’ has cracks, but contains an oddly intriguing brew

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 129 minutes

In recent years, we’ve become accustomed to a deluge of superhero films from the likes of Marvel and DC. And as such, audiences have developed certain expectations of what they should be seeing in these types of projects.

Glass, the latest film from director M. Night Shyamalan, does deal with comic book mythology and features three uniquely gifted and sometimes frightening characters from Unbreakable and Split coming together.

Yet, what occurs is likely not what one would expect or imagine given the end of the previous title. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say many anticipating big thrills and action set-pieces will dislike...

‘The Upside’ features two charismatic stars delivering less-than-stellar material

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 125 minutes

This week sees the release of the comedy/drama The Upside. For those who don’t know, it’s actually a remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables, which broke box office records in Europe, won various awards and was on the Academy shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film.

Unlike the original, though, this effort isn’t going to end up showered with honors. Still, it isn’t a complete write-off, courtesy of the onscreen work between the movie’s two charismatic leads.

Dell (Kevin Hart) is an unemployed hustler with a criminal record who lacks motivation. Forced to go to job interviews, but having no real desire to be...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 11, 2019

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Happy New Year to all! It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are plenty of interesting and eccentric choices being made available this week. 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!

24 Frames - This experimental documentary feature is the final effort from the late Iranian filmmaker/photographer Abbas Kiarostami. For this project, the creator attempts to bridge his still-image work with film by chronicling the moments before and after a photo is taken. The press greatly enjoyed this piece. There were a couple of reviewers who didn’t think the experiment...

Glenn Kay’s top 10 fave films of 2018

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Another busy year at the movies has come to a close, so it’s the perfect time to go over some of this reviewer’s personal favorites. Before composing any hate mail, just remember, these were titles that spoke specifically to me. Everyone’s taste in movies is different (which is what makes it fun to compare and contrast your opinions with others). Anyway, here are my 10 favorite films of 2018.

10. Leave No Trace – One of the best independent films of the year was this unusual tale of a war veteran father and his daughter, who have escaped civilization and retreated into the forests. When the pair’s discovered by authorities, they’re forced into...

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