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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for December 9th, 2016

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Welcome back to another incredibly busy week of Blu-ray and DVD releases. There’s a huge number of films coming out in a wide variety of genres and there should be something of interest for everyone. Remember to click on any links you see to read about them. So if you can’t make it out to the movies...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 2, 2016

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Welcome back for another look at Blu-ray and DVD highlights coming your way. You can read about all of them below. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Baked in Brooklyn - This independent romantic comedy involves a nebbish young man who loses his day job and decides to start selling marijuana on the internet. His business is a success, but causes comic friction with his new girlfriend. It also doesn’t help that he develops a pot habit and attracts the attention of authorities. There aren’t any reviews available, so if you’re interested you’ll just have to take a chance. It features Josh...

‘Moana’ looks incredible, but isn’t very memorable

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 113 min.

The latest animated tale from Disney is a Polynesian-inspired adventure that lends itself to gorgeous landscapes and impressive vistas. Moana is a film chock full of incredible imagery and animation: Lush tropical gardens, striking seascapes and eye-popping animals and Deities. And without a doubt, kids will definitely enjoy what they see. It’s too bad that the rest of it, including the characters, don’t make as much of an impact.

Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) lives on an island paradise, the daughter of Chief Tui (Tamura Morrison) and next in line to inherit the throne. However, she desires a different life. It involves breaking...

The creatures of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ steal the show

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 133 min.

Five years was all it took. The Harry Potter franchise was one of the biggest in cinematic history, breaking box office records and drawing in huge audiences worldwide. So, it isn’t that much of a surprise that some sort of follow-up was eventually fast-tracked, despite after everything having been wrapped up.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is that new addition. It’s a prequel of sorts, set in the same universe as the previous series but featuring all new characters and a different focus.

The story begins in Manhattan during the late 1920s, with the arrival of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). He’s a Ministry of Magic...

‘Allied’ secures some pulpy thrills, but its drama falls flat

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 125 min.

How well do you really know your partner? Honestly, you probably know your spouse a whole lot better than the lead in the new film Allied, but then there wouldn’t be a movie without some kind of a juicy mystery. For the most part, this is more of a pulpy thriller than it is awards bait. And on that level it offers a few fun moments.

Unfortunately, the big reveal isn’t a very rewarding pay off for what it sets up.

Set during World War II, the story follows Canadian intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt). He parachutes into French Morocco, teaming up with French resistance agent Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a secret...

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