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‘Nomadland’s realistic vibe feels like a documentary

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Running Time: 108 minutes

This film is available on Hulu for streaming and is also playing at open drive-ins and cinemas.

The term slice-of-life couldn’t be a more accurate description of the events depicted in the new movie, Nomadland. For the better part of nearly two hours, the cast...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 23, 2021

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Welcome back to another look at new films arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is another busy edition filled with all types of features in just about every genre imaginable. So, since you can’t, or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



BIG NEW RELEASES!



COLLECTIVE: In this documentary, a team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor follows a story lead and uncovers a conspiracy. They look into a 2015 tragedy and discover a health-care fraud scam involving local political figures and moguls stealing money, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of numerous citizens. The film crew follows these...

Flora & Ulysses Movie Review

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

Running Time: 95 minutes

This feature will be available to stream on Disney+ Feb. 19.

Over the past year, Disney has been premiering a great deal of its content on its new streaming service. While there have been some awards contenders like Soul, the live-action output from Disney+ hasn’t always been as stellar. In fact, some of their 2020 titles (including Artemis Fowl, Black Beauty and Magic Camp to name but a few) felt like they had been relegated to the platform only to get lost among the studio’s catalog. Thankfully, the new live action film Flora & Ulysses is an improvement over many of last year’s releases.

It may not...

Dvd/Blu-ray Reviews Feb. 19, 2021

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 19, 2021

By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome back to another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. As usual, there are a great many options coming your way in a wide variety of genres. So, since you can’t, or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

THE ACT OF READING: In this documentary, a moviemaker recounts his reading problems in high school. After finding success in his chosen filmmaking profession years later, he seeks to make it up to his English teacher by reconnecting with her and giving the best book report of Moby Dick ever written. The crew follows his...

‘Barb & Star go to Vista Del Mar’ provides a few enjoyably bizarre sights

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Running Time: 106 minutes

This title from Lionsgate is available on most streaming-on-demand platforms Feb. 12.

Back in 2011, Bridesmaids exploded on the scene and became one of the biggest hits of the year, landing the movie’s co-writers Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig Oscar-nominations for their hilarious script. Nearly a decade later, the pair has penned the new comedy, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar. The creators have taken a completely different tone this time out, veering toward eye-popping colors, sight gags and even the odd musical number. Admittedly, the same kind of accolades and awards aren’t in this film’s future and the gags are hit...
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