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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 13, 2022

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. This is another edition with plenty of options that include big studio pictures as well as small, independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies or shouldn’t be going out this week, be sure to give one of these...

Taking a look back at Stephen King movies

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This week sees the release of “Firestarter” from Universal Pictures. The movie is a thriller that follows the struggles of a little girl dealing with the power of pyrokinesis.

Originally written in 1980 by Stephen King, it was first adapted on the big screen in 1984 with a cast including Drew Barrymore. Alas, the latest version of this tale is not being screened for critics. So instead, it might be a good opportunity to look at other remarkable King films, particularly those that may have slipped under the radar.

For those unfamiliar with the author, King became an instant sensation with “Carrie,” his first book in 1974.

Movies based on his works began arriving only a few...

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ provides plenty of frenzied fun

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Running Time: 126 minutes

This title from Disney and Marvel Studios opens in cinemas on May 6.

Fans of Marvel who saw the holiday hit “Spider-Man: No Way Home” will likely remember that the film introduced the concept of multiverses. For those who missed it, this term refers to alternate timelines with many of the lead characters making different life choices and existing in a world completely divergent from the one familiar to them. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” takes this unique concept and runs with it.

After the events of the previous Marvel title, Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is recovering and regretting...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 6, 2022

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Welcome back to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a busy edition filled with all sorts of features both big and small in just about every genre imaginable. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



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AMERICAN REJECT: A contestant on a popular singing competition show has her dreams shattered when she gets eliminated. Even worse, her contract with the program states that a camera crew gets to follow her around as she returns home to live with her mother.

It’s a humiliating experience and with no prospects on the horizon, the lead decides to...

‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes’ doesn’t provide a convincing argument

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Running Time: 101 minutes

This feature film begins streaming this week on Netflix.

Model and actress Marilyn Monroe became a national icon in a short period of time. After appearing on the big screen, the performer not only became an instant sex symbol, but also managed to build up a number of memorable performances in classics like “Niagara,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “How to Marry a Millionaire,” “The Seven Year Itch,” and “Some Like It Hot.”

Sadly, Monroe passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 1962 at the age of 36. Initially, her death was reported as an overdose and probable suicide, but as the years have passed various other...

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