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‘IT Chapter Two’: not as strong as chapter one, but still offers, thrills, chills

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Rating: ««« out of ««««
Running Time: 169 minutes

It has been two years since the release of It, an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel. The film became a blockbuster and grossed more than $700 million dollars worldwide on a relatively small budget. The follow-up arrives this week and is likely critic-proof...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for September 6, 2019

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Hope everyone out there who was celebrating Labor Day had a great day off. Despite the holiday, distributors are back in business today and releasing a huge number of Blu-rays and DVDs in a wide variety of genres. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Absolution – Also known as Harmony, this teen fantasy/romance film from Australia follows a young woman with the ability to absorb the fears of those around her. This gift troubles the lady, who suffers against a growing build-up of negative energy. Apparently, she must find true love to counteract the effects of her unwanted power. The film has been...

Fall Movie Preview

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Cool down with these autumn flicks

It looks as though Labor Day weekend is a little slim on new releases. The thriller Don’t Let Go is opening nationally, but it isn’t being screened for the press. That means it’s as good a time as any to look into the future and find out more about some of what’s arriving over the fall and holiday seasons.

September begins with a major release in the form of It Chapter 2. This Stephen King adaptation about a group of childhood friends facing off against a supernatural clown will finish the story off for good and is likely to be a big box office success. The following week features The Goldfinch with Nicole Kidman and Ansel Egort. It is a...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 30, 2019

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Looks like it’s another busy edition with loads of Blu-ray and DVD releases hitting store shelves and rental outlets. There are some big summer epics coming your way, as well as noteworthy independent fare and a few documentaries. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

The Banana Splits Movie - If you were a little kid in the ‘60s or ‘70s, you might remember various live-action Sid & Marty Krofft children’s programs like H.R. Pufnstuf and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. This direct-to-disc feature film re-imagining of the Banana Splits, turns one of their family-friendly shows into an R-rated...

‘Angel Has Fallen’ is an unnecessary sequel

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 121 minutes

I’m not sure that anyone was pining for a sequel to the action pictures Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, but audiences are getting a third one. This reviewer was especially uncomfortable with another follow-up, especially considering how much I detested the previous entry for being mean-spirited and possessing a xenophobic streak. Thankfully, Angel Has Fallen is an improvement over the prior chapter. Yet, while it fulfills its duties as a serviceable action flick, the story presented is still pretty dopey and there is nothing especially memorable about it.

The events of the previous film have left Secret Service Agent...
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