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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 10, 2024

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Hello and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. After a couple of busy editions, things are definitely slower this time out. However, there is a big international picture and plenty of interesting independent efforts for your consideration. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies...

‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ doesn’t live up to its predecessors

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Running Time: 145 minutes

This film from 20th Century Studios opens exclusively at theaters on Friday, May 10.

When Rise of the Planet of the Apes was first released back in 2011, this reviewer was skeptical that the reboot could match the effectiveness of the original series. As it turned out, the new trilogy was remarkably strong, featuring a new and compelling take on the concept with groundbreaking visual effects. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the latest chapter in the series, set many “ape” generations after the end of the previous title. Sadly, this effort doesn’t impress and is a clunky, unnecessary follow-up.

Noa (Owen Teague) is a...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 3, 2024

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. So, if you can’t make it out to the cinema this week or need to stay indoors for a few days, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW

RELEASES!

GODS OF MEXICO: This documentary takes viewers to rural communities in Mexico, where the population is resisting modernization. Using striking photography, the filmmakers capture individuals at work and play, living a life free from modern technology. The synopsis states that the film shows it is still possible to live in tune with our essence as human beings.

This picture did well on the festival circuit and received a...

‘The Fall Guy’ starts the summer movie season off with a bang

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Running Time: 126 minutes

This feature from Universal Pictures opens exclusively in cinemas Friday, May 3.

With Hollywood currently focused on sequels and reboots, it’s almost impossible to be surprised by any property being remade for modern audiences. Yet it is admittedly unexpected to see the popular but hardly iconic 1980s T.V. show The Fall Guy being given a studio remake. Truthfully, it’s hard to imagine the public demanding that the show be brought back and adapted for the big screen.

For those unfamiliar with the show, this is a very loose adaptation of the original program. But, in the end, that’s a good thing. The alterations, fresh...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 26, 2024

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. This is a busy edition that features a mix of studio pictures, independents and micro-budgeted eccentricities. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a few days, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!



AMERICAN STAR: A hitman nearing retirement decides to travel to Spain’s Canary Islands for his final assignment. After arriving, he is told that his mysterious target has left the area and will return in a couple of days. The lead decides to wait it out and take in his tranquil surroundings in the meantime. He quickly finds...
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