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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Nov. 11, 2022

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Welcome back to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This particular edition doesn’t feature any major blockbusters, but there are plenty of quirky and noteworthy independents coming. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give...

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' feels overstuffed, but still has heart

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Rating: 3 out of 4

Running Time: 161 minutes

This feature from Marvel Studios and Disney will be playing exclusively in theaters on Nov. 11.

Many sequels face production challenges, most notably living up to the original film and adding new elements to avoid feeling like a retread. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has an even bigger challenge to contend with. Sadly, the charismatic star of the original film, Chadwick Boseman, passed away less than two years after its release. Instead of recasting the role, the studio has used this tragic event to inspire the story’s narrative.

Like several other titles in the Marvel universe, the film feels overstuffed. However, there is...

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is one of the best movies of the year

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Running Time: 114 minutes

This motion picture from Fox Searchlight opened in Los Angeles and New York on Oct. 14, and is expanding week by week into more markets.

“The Banshees of Inisherin” is a very unusual film set in the early 1920s on an island off the coast of Ireland. At one point fairly early in the tale, one of the central characters stares off into the distance, watching soldiers fight in a civil war taking place on the mainland. He wonders aloud how and why his countrymen would possibly want to hurt each other. Unfortunately, a bizarre experience in his own life suddenly begins to reveal just how quickly relationships can sour.

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Nov. 4, 2022

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Welcome to another edition of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are fewer discs coming your way, but there is a major release arriving that is sure to appeal to the masses. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give at least one of these titles a try!

 



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HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL.:  This satirical comedy deals with a husband-and-wife team who run a Southern Baptist megachurch. When a scandal shuts down their house of worship and the congregation disappears, the pair scheme to find new ways to draw in followers. They use outrageous methods to try and draw in new members in an attempt...

‘Till’ is an engaging, potent film

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Running Time: 130 minutes

This film from United Artists and Orion Pictures opens nationally on Oct. 28.

While many biopics can feel, well, a little formulaic and predictable, a few real-life stories are so powerful and unusual that one can’t help but take notice. “Till” not only details the atrocious and appalling lynching of a black teenager, but also shows the very unexpected events that followed. In some respects this movie does feel like a glossy Hollywood production, but the lead performance is so compelling and the narrative unconventional enough that the end result is gripping.

In 1955, the Civil Rights Movement was gaining traction in...

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