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‘H is for happiness’ charms, endears viewers

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 98 minutes

Samuel Goldwyn Films will release this title in the U.S. on most VOD/digital platforms.

Making a family movie may seem like a simple task, but these films are far more difficult to create than one might initially expect. Admittedly, most are sweet-natured tales with...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 18, 2020

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Welcome back to yet another round of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are some very quirky and well-received independent efforts hitting shelves, as well as a massive number of classic flicks getting high definition upgrades. So, since you likely can’t or shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BECKY: A teenage girl decides to repair her relationship with her father by taking a trip with him to a remote lake house. If you’ve ever seen a horror movie before, you’ll know that nothing good can come from a plan like that. Without warning, a group of convicts looking for a place to hide...

New Mexico Veterans Memorial launches video contest

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Albuquerque — The New Mexico Veterans Memorial board has announced the memorial’s video contest to encourage elementary, middle and high school students to honor a veteran. Titled “What a Veteran Means to Me,” challenges students to create a one-minute video that tells the story about an important veteran in their life. Adults are also invited to submit videos; however, these will not be judged in the student video contest.

“The board felt the video contest would encourage younger students to understand the sacrifices veterans make for our great nation,” Bernie Lambe, president of the New Mexico Veterans Memorial board, said. “The winning videos will be shown in this...

Variables in ‘Tesla’ hurt the experiment

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 102 minutes

This movie from IFC Films is available for streaming rental on most platforms.

Biopics can be a difficult business. Condensing a complex person’s life into a couple of hours and following a conventional narrative format doesn’t give one enough time to really do justice to the subject or present a complex portrait of their experiences. Still, many try and several do manage to both entertain and enlighten. Tesla details the life of a famous and enigmatic personality who, among other discoveries, was responsible for inventing and developing the alternating current system that powers much of the world today.

Anne Morgan (Eve Hewson)...

Blu-ray/DVD Review Roundup for September 11, 2020

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Welcome to yet another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, there’s plenty of exciting stuff here to choose from in a wide variety of genres. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


THE CORDIL­LERA OF DREAMS: This documentary follows a Chilean man who left his home country 40 years ago after a military dictatorship took control of the country. He decides to return to Chile and in order to process and examine his experiences and feelings about the place, as well as to revisit and reconnect with some of its most beautiful locations (including a vast chain of...

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