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'Renfield’ leaves its mark on viewers

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Rating: 3 out of 4

Running Time: 93 minutes

This film from Universal Pictures will open exclusively in theaters on Friday, April 14.

Just because we critics spend most of our lives sitting inside dark rooms and watching somber dramas doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy a good laugh once in a while. The central concept...

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is over the top, but still thrilling

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Running Time: 169 minutes

This feature from Lionsgate will be opening exclusively at theaters on Friday, March 24.

In the past decade, this reviewer would be hard pressed to think of an action film character who has taken down more bad guys than John Wick (according to online enthusiasts, the body count tally after three movies is a whopping 299). The first movie in the series was a literal blast, and its sequels have done everything possible to outdo their predecessors.

John Wick: Chapter 4 is the latest follow-up and is intended to be the climax of the series. It’s a pretty safe bet to say that the filmmakers may have hit 500 after this...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for March 24, 2023

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By Glenn Kay
For the Sun

Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This edition features a big award contender as well as a horror hit and independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


AN UNLIKELY ANGEL: This faith-based title tells the story of a pregnant workaholic who dreads the idea of becoming a parent. A guardian angel is called in for an intervention and appears as a taxi driver at the hospital to pick up the new mother and get her to a business meeting. He crashes the car, which results in the protagonist falling...

‘Boston Strangler’ falls flat at times

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Running Time: 113 minutes

This film from 20th Century Studios is premiering Friday, March 17 exclusively on Hulu.

In the early 1960s, the Greater Boston area was terrorized by a killer who randomly targeted and strangled women. A 1968 feature film chronicled the figure and was released just a year after a suspect was successfully prosecuted for the crimes.

Boston Strangler is “inspired by” the exploits of the reporters who first broke the story and tries to present a new take on the events. The movie is handsomely mounted and well-acted, but is neither as chilling or gripping as hoped for.

Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley) is a journalist...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for March 17, 2023

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Welcome to another examination of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s an extremely busy week, filled with award nominees, as well as studio pictures and international fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


ALICE, DARLING: In this thriller, a woman goes on vacation with friends and opens up about her psychologically abusive boyfriend. They encourage the lead to stand up for herself and end the relationship. She does, but the nastiness she previously endured from the man becomes more threatening and physical. She must find the courage and use...

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