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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Jan. 7, 2022

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome to a brand-new year and another examination of the latest titles arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Things are just beginning to gear up after the holidays, but there are a few notable features arriving on shelves. So, if you can’t, or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies just yet, be sure...

Our movie critic takes a look at holiday offerings

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The end of the year is here, which means that the movie studios will be opening the floodgates and offering a wide variety of entertainment options to choose from. There are plenty of features to go though, so we’ll take a brief chronological look at what is on the way. Please remember that release dates do change at the last minute and unexpected additions often occur. Occasionally, award-caliber films are released around the country slowly and may take a couple of extra weeks to arrive in your town or appear on streaming outlets.

 

If you’re looking for something to watch after eating a large holiday dinner, you have lots of choices. Besides the new Disney animated...

‘Don’t Look Up’ looks at humanity through a darkly comedic mirror

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Running Time: 138 minutes

This feature is currently streaming on Netflix.

Making a comedy about the possible end of the world is no easy task. Despite this less-than-amusing scenario, a few have used these fears to humorous effect, including Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 classic, “Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Admittedly, the new film “Don’t Look Up” isn’t as sharp or cutting as that cinematic classic. However, much of what is presented onscreen does feel eerily accurate and there is enough effective satire and commentary here and there to make one laugh and send a chill down the spine.

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 31, 2021

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Happy New Year, readers, and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. As you might have already guessed, this is a slower week than usual for new discs. Don’t worry though, because there are still a couple of noteworthy features coming your way. So, if you can’t, or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



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CASTLE FALLS: This independent action film involves an old hospital that is set to be demolished. When an imprisoned crime boss hears news about the building being razed, he becomes quite upset. The figure reveals that he has hidden over three-million-dollars...

‘Licorice Pizza’ is a coming-of-age tale filled with odd encounters

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Running Time: 133 minutes

This title from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Focus Features is now playing in select cinemas and opens everywhere on Christmas Day.

For movie enthusiasts, a new title from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson is met with great anticipation. His early films like “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia” earned plenty of accolades, detailing the trials and tribulations of several very eccentric characters. Anderson has also been responsible for powerful works like “There Will Be Blood,” but in the last decade his output has been spottier. “The Master” and “Inherent Vice” were intriguing, but messy and frustrating...

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