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‘The Alpinist’ scales impressive heights

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Universal Pictures and Roadside Attractions is releasing this documentary in theatres nationwide Sept. 10.

Back in 2018, a film crew photographed free-climber Alex Honnold’s attempt to scale El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The movie was called, “Free...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Sept. 10,, 2021

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 10, 2021

By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

It’s time for another look at some of the highlights that are arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. In addition to a high-profile superhero title, you’ll find plenty of quirky little releases that may be of interest. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these films a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: GIRLS’ RULES: While the original, “American Pie” series came to a close in 2012, that hasn’t stopped producers from making direct-to-disc spin-offs. The latest follows a group of four female high school seniors who want to lose their virginity...

Slacker shows surprising moves in ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

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Running Time: 132 minutes

This Disney feature will premiere at cinemas on Sept. 3. It will debut on Disney+ immediately following its 45-day exclusive theatrical release.

While we have gotten a break from Marvel comic book-themed entertainment for the past two years, the studio now appears to be making up for lost time. In fact, they are seemingly releasing even more product based on their properties, including the recent film, “Black Widow.” This week sees the debut of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which introduces a new character who may not be as familiar to viewers as Captain America, Iron Man, or The Hulk. The end results...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 3, 2021

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Welcome back to another look at the latest Blu-rays and DVDs that are now available for purchase. There are a couple of big titles being released this week, as well as a large selection of older features getting high-definition upgrades. So, if you shouldn’t be heading out or can’t make it to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!





BIG NEW RELEASES!



12 MIGHTY ORPHANS: Based on a true story, this biopic is set during the Great Depression. A Fort Worth, Tex. high school football team is made up of orphans struggle to get by, lacking the basic necessities of life. When a coach decides to step in, help out and train the group, the squad...

New ‘Candyman’ sequel could save the franchise

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Running Time: 91 minutes

This feature from Universal Pictures will open at cinemas Aug. 27.

In 1992, audiences got their first taste of the iconic horror character known as Candyman. The original film, based on a short story by Clive Barker, was striking and made a sizable impression on moviegoers. Unfortunately, the pair of follow-ups weren’t nearly as successful critically or commercially, and the franchise quickly petered out. Now, enough time seems to have passed to move forward with a new and updated take on the figure.

While the new “Candyman” isn’t as dynamic as the original film, it is certainly an improvement over the previous...
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