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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 29, 2023

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. Last week was busy and as a result it’s going to be very, very quiet for the next couple of weeks. Still, here’s what is coming your way if you’re looking for something new to watch over the holidays.

 

BIG NEW RELEASES!...

The best movies of 2023

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Another year has passed in no time at all, which means that many critics groups are listing their favorite films and creating Oscar buzz in the process. Of course, everyone has a different opinion of what the best titles were, but hearing someone explain why a particular feature struck a nerve is what makes these kinds of discussions fun and interesting. With that in mind, this reviewer will let you know what films made a lasting impression on him.

One memorably unique effort is Polite Society from Focus Features. It follows a teen in London of Pakistani descent learning that her older sister is about to be married. Upset at losing her sibling, the glowering youth...

Bluray/DVD Roundup for December 22, 2023

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Happy holidays and welcome to a look at some of the highlights arriving this week. This particular edition is filled with some huge titles and independent efforts – there is plenty to choose from and even a few gift ideas. So as always, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a while, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!





AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER: After its theatrical release at the end of 2022, the third-highest grossing film of all time worldwide (behind the original Avatar and Avengers: Endgame) is finally arriving on a variety of formats. In fact, there’s a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray edition, a Best Buy exclusive in...

‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ is an unexpected but delightful sequel

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This animated motion picture will premiere on Netflix Friday, Dec. 15.

In the year 2000, British animation studio Aardman premiered their first feature-length movie. That feature was Chicken Run and it was a massive hit with critics and at the box office. It likely would have snagged an Oscar for Best Animated Film, but remarkably this award category didn’t yet exist at the time. After a very, very long wait, a somewhat unexpected sequel has arrived.

The 23-year break between films suggests that Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget may not really need to exist. Despite this potential issue, the final product is chock-full of...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 22, 2023

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Happy holidays and welcome to a look at some of the highlights arriving this week.



BIG NEW RELEASES!



AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER: After its theatrical release at the end of 2022, the third-highest grossing film of all time worldwide (behind the original Avatar and Avengers: Endgame) is finally arriving on a variety of formats. In fact, there’s a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray edition, a Best Buy exclusive in 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray, and a 3D Blu-ray and regular Blu-ray version.

This sequel is set many years after the previous installment, where main characters Jake Sully and Ney’tiri have nurtured a family. When invading military forces arrive on Pandora once again, the leads move...

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