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‘Strange World’ brings heart, grand visuals

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Running Time: 102 minutes

This animated family feature from Walt Disney Pictures will be released theatrically in the US on Nov. 23.

Due to the pandemic, Disney has employed an unusual release strategy for its animated features over the past couple of years. Its previous title, Encanto...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Nov. 25, 2022

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. With Thanksgiving arriving, this edition isn’t quite overly packed, but it does include a couple of high-profile titles and some interesting independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



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BROS: A 40-year-old gay man who has never been in love meets a man and begins to want to take his romantic life seriously. However, the protagonist is insecure and doesn’t want to get his hopes up, leading to plenty of humor and complications as they attempt to begin a relationship. Promo materials describe...

‘Spirited’ lacks lasting power

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Running Time: 127 minutes

This Apple Original Film will be in movie theaters in some markets and be available globally on Apple TV+ on Nov. 18.

In recent years, it seems as if this season is inundated with various new holiday-themed comedies, most hoping to become a perennial favorite. But for every success story like “A Christmas Story” (1983), “Scrooged” (1988), “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989), “Home Alone” (1990), “Love Actually” (2003), “Bad Santa” (2003) and “Elf “(2003) come many more that don’t quite hit the mark. The musical comedy “Spirited” is intriguing in that the lead performer already has...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Nov. 18, 2022

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a very busy week with a wide variety of features in various genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

 



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ALLEGORIA: In this independent horror film, a group of young artists that include a drama student, writer, painter, singer and sculptor strive to create their masterpieces. However, supernatural occurrences follow and they all find themselves facing off against an evil force as they try to finish their various works. This film is written and directed by Spider...

‘Armageddon Time’ won’t win any awards, but it’s still effective

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Running Time: 115 minutes

This film from Focus Features was released on Nov. 4.

Around this time of year, many studios begin releasing movies they believe may have the potential to be nominated for some end-of-year awards. One of those titles is the drama “Armageddon Time,” which is being released this week.

Despite the title, this film is not a disaster flick involving the end of the world – the moniker is actually a play on a piece of music used in the feature. Instead, the movie is a low-key, well-acted and effective coming-of-age drama. This is a solid production, but one that also doesn’t feel like a frontrunner to take home any big...
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