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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 29, 2016

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Аnother week, another stack of interesting new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. Read on, because we’ve got the highlights for you below. 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 Boss - The title character in this release is a nasty businesswoman serving time for insider trading. After her release, she goes about trying to repair her image. The executive decides to do so by moving in with her personal assistant and helping out with her daughter’s Girl Scouts. Of course, the lead’s crudeness and aggressive tactics cause further problems. Reviews were poor; despite a couple of...

‘Star Trek Beyond’ isn’t deep, but it provides plenty of thrills

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 122 min.

It’s amazing to think about, but this week marks the latest film entry in the Star Trek series, specifically, the 13th feature. While that number may be considered unlucky to some, this chapter escapes the curse relatively unscathed. Although Star Trek Beyond isn’t nearly as deep as it thinks it is, the movie successfully provides a fun dose of summer action and high adventure. In fact, it’s considerably more entertaining than the previous installment.

As the story begins, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) is beginning to find the routine of space exploration a bit too familiar, to the point where he becomes concerned about his...

‘Lights Out’ is a bit dim

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 80 min.

It’s really too bad. The new horror picture Lights Out is based on a very scary short film that garnered so much attention from studios that it was developed into a feature. It’s about the nasty, violent spirit of a girl who exists exclusively in the darkness, stalking her prey whenever the lights go out (and when they don’t, she turns the bulbs off herself). There’s a really fun and exciting opening scene that really takes advantage of the premise, locking a couple of workers in a factory space and moving the spirit closer and closer between flickers of light.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much more to this feature. Yes...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 22, 2016

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. There are some hugely popular releases, as well as noteworthy small films featuring recognizable casts. 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!

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - Two DC superheroes come to blows for two-and-a-half hours in this gloomy follow-up to the previous glum reboot of the Superman character. Despite the promise of glowering, fighting, and little in the way of resolution, many still lined up and forked over their money for the experience. Critics reacted just as despondently, suggesting that it wore the majority...

‘Ghostbusters’ has some laughs, but is choppy and haphazard in execution

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 116 min.

Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy) has made some hilariously funny movies with some very talented comics. His latest, Ghostbusters, offers a new take on the beloved 1984 comedy. There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the production, which now seems surprising, given the ultimate quality of the feature itself. In the end, this is a middling, scattershot effort. It’s passable and there are a handful of chuckles here and there, but the movie feels equally choppy and haphazard in many respects.

This reboot of the original introduces four new characters taking on a supernatural threat. Erin Gilbert (Kristin Wiig) is a...

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