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‘Profile’ takes viewers on a tense international ride via social media

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Running Time: 105 minutes

This movie from Focus Features will be playing at open cinemas and drive-ins on May 14.

Over the past few years, several films have attempted to tell a story exclusively using social media. Such efforts have included the Unfriended horror series, as well as the 2018 John Cho thriller Searching. Writer/director Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) was an executive producer of the first franchise and has now decided to try to create his own film set entirely on a computer screen. The result is Profile, based on a true story from French journalist Anna Erelle.

It doesn’t all work, but at...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 21, 2021

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a very busy week featuring award-winning pictures, well-reviewed independent features, as well as some great family fare. So, if you can’t make it out or shouldn’t be heading to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

ABOVE SUSPICION: Based on a true story, this drama follows a young FBI agent who recruits a female informant in small Kentucky town. She begins providing information on illegal activities in the area and the two begin an illicit affair. Unfortunately for both of them, their activities lead them down a murderous...

‘Wrath of Man’ offers an action fix, with an occasional twist

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Running Time: 119 minutes

This feature from United Artists will be playing at theaters and drive-ins on May 7.

The heist movie has been around almost as long as cinema itself. In fact, so many have been produced in recent years that it seems as if there is little about them that is unfamiliar. The latest release featuring crooks trying to steal a fortune and the people out to stop them is Wrath of Man, which is actually a remake of the 2004 French film, Le Convoyeur aka Cash Truck. As one might expect, certain elements on display here feel obvious and ordinary.

Still, the shootouts and chases are exciting and the screenplay does at least make an...

Dvd/Blu-ray Reviews May 14, 2021

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a busy edition with several high-profile features arriving in a wide variety of genres. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t, head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

BIGFOOT’S BRIDE: Wild Eye Releasing is a distributor who specializes in putting out campy, low-budget and even homemade genre pictures. This horror/comedy is set in the wilderness of North America. The story follows campers who discover the legendary Bigfoot monster. They learn that some of the reports about the hairy figure are false when he begins...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 7, 2021

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 7, 2021

It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. While there aren’t a lot of new releases, a couple of them are award winners and there are also plenty of popular older titles debuting on disc. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS: After a long Halloween shift, a nurse and single mother comes home to discover a masked figure and a hostage taking refuge there. She also discovers that the pair is being pursued by a street gang that is about to try and break in. Surrounded on all sides and desperate to protect her...

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