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‘Jojo Rabbit’ will be hard to forget

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Running Time: 108 minutes

Over the past several years, New Zealand writer/director/performer Taika Waititi has slowly and steadily earned a large fanbase thanks to his exciting work on What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Thor: Ragnarok. His latest, Jojo Rabbit, is one of...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 1, 2019

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Greetings and welcome to a look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. As you might have guessed, there are some interesting new releases along with plenty of seasonal Halloween-themed discs coming your way. 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!

10 Minutes Gone - A man taking part in an elaborate heist to steal priceless jewels finds himself set up and being hunted down by the cops. After taking a blow to the head and suffering amnesia, the protagonist tries to piece together all the available information and recover a very specific ten minutes of his life when things went sideways. Of...

‘Dolemite Is My Name’ unearths a hidden treasure; introduces the Godfather of Rap

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Running Time: 118 minutes

This film premieres on Netflix on Oct. 25.

Back in my teenage and college years, this film enthusiast spent many a night seeking out and watching the most eccentric and unusual features out there. In fact, my friends and I would often try to outdo each other, finding and bringing VHS tapes of odd, obscure midnight movies and soon-to-be cult films. One such discovery was Dolemite (1975), a bizarre and over-the-top-in-every-imaginable-way action/comedy starring Rudy Ray Moore. To the eyes of someone living in another country, the movie was equal parts hilarious, awkward and at points, completely mystifying.

Nearly 45 years...

‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ looks beautiful, uses nuptials to start fairy-tale war

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Running Time: 118 minutes

It has been five years since the villainess from Sleeping Beauty was updated and transformed from a malevolent and sinister force into a misunderstood and tortured soul. The resulting film was a box office success, leading to the latest chapter in the series, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Yes, the title is a bit of a misnomer, since the central character is once again treated poorly by humankind and forced into a situation beyond her control. Kids and those who enjoyed the first film will likely enjoy what they see, but those who weren’t charmed by the original won’t find anything to convert them in this follow-up.

The story...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for October 18, 2019

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It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, there are a ton of titles coming in from just about every genre imaginable. 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!

3 from Hell - Those familiar with Rob Zombie’s horror flicks House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects will be excited to see this follow-up featuring the trio of psychotic killers known as the Firefly family. While they all seemingly died in the previous installment, it is revealed that the gang survived and has actually been spending the past decade behind bars. Naturally, they escape...

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