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‘Vengeance’ is a positive change for Blumhouse Productions

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Running Time: 107 minutes

Focus Features will release this film in theaters on July 29.

Jason Blum is a producer most famous for his low-budget horror efforts, including the “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious” and “Purge” movie franchises. So, when a film called “Vengeance”...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 29

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This week is a big one, with a few major releases, in addition to some well-regarded independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to keep yourself indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS: The latest Marvel Universe superhero feature details a new adventure with the title character. The story begins with a teenage girl making contact with the lead. She explains that she has the ability to travel between alternate universes and that an evil figure is pursuing her in order to steal her...

‘Nope’ isn’t as deep as Jordan Peele’s previous work

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Running Time: 135 minutes

This feature from Universal Pictures opens at cinemas on July 22.

Writer/director Jordan Peele made a huge impression with his 2017 debut feature “Get Out,” a brilliant horror satire that won accolades and an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. His follow up “Us” detailed sinister doppelgangers and also fared well with the press and audiences. So, expectations have been high for his latest feature.

Readers should keep their assumptions in check. “Nope” isn’t as thematically deep or as terrifying a film as the filmmaker’s previous two efforts. However, it is an enjoyable genre picture that does include...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 22, 2022

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Welcome back to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another busy week with big studio films, as well as some quirky efforts from independent outfits. So, if you can’t get to the movies this week or shouldn’t be out in public, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE: This feature film spin-off of the popular animated television series finds the Belcher family dealing with a serious problem after an enormous sinkhole appears in front of their restaurant. Even worse, a long-deceased body is discovered within the pit. While mom and dad do all they can to save their business...

‘Don’t Make Me Go’ has too much going on

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Running Time: 110 minutes

This feature from Amazon Studios will be available to stream on Prime Video Friday, July 15.

While almost all pictures are made with the best of intentions, sometimes the final product doesn’t have the desired effect on viewers. For this reviewer, the new drama “Don’t Make Me Go” is one such example. It features a pair of charismatic stars and attempts to deal with themes involving family and mortality, while also addressing coming-of-age concerns. There’s a lot here and perhaps this is the reason that the end result is so uneven. The film attempts to address so much that nothing feels properly resolved.

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