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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for June 10, 2022

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Welcome to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. After a quiet edition, things have certainly picked up again. There is plenty of new material in a wide variety of genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or you shouldn’t be out in public, be sure to give one of these titles...

It’s summer movie preview time!

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With the arrival of June, it looks like the summer movie season is finally upon us.

This week isn’t jam-packed with titles, but it does see the release of the Joel Kim Booster/Bowen Yang comedy “Fire Island” that will be available for viewing exclusively on Hulu. Reviews for the film have been solid thus far. Alas, this reviewer moved this week and didn’t get the opportunity to check it out.

But it seems like a good opportunity to take a look at what will be arriving at cinemas over the next couple of months. As always, dates are occasionally altered at the last minute and there may be a few surprise hits from smaller distributors, but you’ll find most of what the...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for June 3, 2022

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Hello and welcome to another look at some of the Blu-ray and DVD highlights coming your way. With the Memorial Day holiday, it seems that the movie studios have also decided to take a bit of a breather. Still, there are a few noteworthy titles arriving on shelves. So, if you can’t make it to the movies or shouldn’t be going out this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



OTHER MUSIC: It looks like this music-themed documentary was released at theaters just before the beginning of the pandemic, but hasn’t found its way to disc until this week.

The film tells the story of the title location, an extremely popular New York record...

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ provides plenty of thrills

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Running Time: 131 minutes

This feature from Paramount Pictures opens at cinemas and IMAX screens on Friday, May 27.

Believe it or not, the 1986 smash “Top Gun” was not a critical hit upon its release. But it did break box-office records and make an A-list star of lead Tom Cruise. In fact, the film remains one of the actor’s most popular and beloved titles. It has been a long time coming, but a sequel has finally arrived.

“Top Gun: Maverick” continues the protagonist’s story. The movie is certain to be a huge success and will definitely please those who adored the first feature. However, this critic was never an enthusiast of the original...

Fans of the original show will enjoy ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’

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Running Time: 102 minutes

This animated feature from 20th Century Studios will be released exclusively at theaters on May 27.

Of all the animated television shows to adapt into a feature film, “Bob’s Burgers” might not be the first and most obvious one to leap to mind. While the program is hilarious if one can get on its unique wavelength, the eccentric deadpan humor and tiny restaurant setting doesn’t seem like something requiring an epic cinematic opus.

The makers of “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” have clearly decided to keep the same oddball, low-key humor, adding in a few extravagances for the big screen. Thankfully, the approach works and...

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