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‘Rosaline’ lacks chemistry, despite talented cast

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Running Time: 96 minutes

This feature film from 20th Century Studios will debut as a Hulu Original on Oct. 14. It will be available on Disney+ in some international territories.

A few weeks back, this reviewer screened a Netflix romantic comedy very loosely inspired by “Romeo & Juliet”...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Oct. 14, 2022

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Welcome to another look at some of the Blu-rays and DVDs arriving on store shelves and rental outlets (if you can find one). With Halloween arriving soon, plenty of genre films are appearing, as well as some notable titles in other genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or shouldn’t be out in crowds, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



BEAST: After the death of his ex-wife, a doctor decides to take his teenage daughters to the African Savanna and visit the area where he first met their mother. It starts out as a tense trip, but gets even worse when their vehicle is attacked by a rogue lion. From this point...

'Confess, Fletch' is a consistently entertaining ride

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Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

Running Time: 98 minutes

This feature from Paramount and Miramax premiered in movie theaters, on digital and on demand Sept. 16.

Based on a series of mystery novels written by Gregory Mcdonald, the character Fletch first rose to prominence on the big screen in 1985 with Chevy Chase playing the investigative reporter. The original film was a critical and box-office success. It was followed by the occasionally amusing but less effective 1989 sequel, “Fletch Lives,” which underperformed at the box office. Since that time, many filmmakers and performers (including Kevin Smith, Zach Braff and Jason Sudeikis) have attempted to revitalize the property, but to...

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

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a slightly quieter week, but there are definitely some titles of interest in several genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies or need to stay indoors for a little while, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


CROC!: A bride and groom from England decide to hold their wedding festivities in the countryside. They find what they think is a lovely estate. But on their big day, the couple and their guests get an unexpected surprise in the form of a family of very hungry crocodiles living on the property that are determined to devour the attendees.

This very low-budget British...

‘Blonde’ paints a bleak picture of bombshell Marilyn Monroe’s life

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Rating: 2 out of 4 stars

Running Time: 166 minutes

This feature is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Being a celebrity can be tough.

And according to the new film “Blonde,” no one had a more difficult life as a star than Marilyn Monroe. However, it’s very important that viewers understand that this new feature isn’t an official biopic.

Instead, it is based on a 2000 Joyce Carol Cates novel that presents a fictional account of the secretive figure’s life inspired by some of what we know about her (otherwise, there might be lawsuits pending over the portrayal of several famous individuals). The movie is a well-intentioned attempt to display how women were taken...

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