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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Oct. 6, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, there’s a good mix of big studio fare and smaller, independent features. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


6 Days - This UK drama recreates a...

Camille’s Café honors Lincoln Elementary teacher with first award for 2017-18

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Rachel Ortega, a kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, has been named the Camille’s Sidewalk Café Teacher of the Month for September. Each month, folks  write down the name of their favorite teacher, and say why they have the best teacher. They then put into a jar that is established at the café.

In recognition of this tribute, Ortega was presented with a gift basket from Camille’s Manager Tisha Boyd. Boyd was content with their first Teacher of the Month award that was gifted to Ortega.

“I am happy that she received this prize,” Boyd said. “Ortega was my son’s kindergarten teacher a few years ago, and it is wonderful to see her commit to her students as...

There’s no place like Homecoming for Miyamura Patriots

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‘Victoria and Abdul’ suffers from deep flaws

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 112 Min.

Period costume films. Do you like them?

You probably do if you took anytime to read this. They are an exceptionally bizarre genre to write critique for because it’s hard to sway an audience. You either watch these sorts of films or you don’t.

You either get a tingle of excitement when you hear the news that Dame Judi Dench is portraying Queen Victoria or you don’t.

Fans of these films stay true and those outside of their influence stay away. So, regardless of your position, you are extremely biased and this write up will to very little to influence your decision to see this movie.

But I will not let that get me down. I know...

‘Friend Request’ – an exercise in relying solely on the jump scare

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Rating:  out of ««««

Running Time: 92 min.

There was a bump, an unknown noise in the night.

The victim goes to take a look. The victim makes sure to leave the lights off because, you know, because it’s more effective that way. There’s a shuffling, a buzzing noise and then the reveal! The flash of a monster coupled with the loudest crescendo of a noise possible that sends a jolt through the body. It’s a good ol’ fashion Jump Scare!!! And if you repeat this scenario about nine times, you have the new excuse for a horror film, Friend Request. It’s lazy, folks. The process and the film. Lazy.

The film is directed by Simon Verhoeven, a man who probably doesn’t believe...

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