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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 19, 2019

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Welcome back to another edition of new release highlights on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, there’s plenty to choose from 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!

Abduction - A SWAT team member wakes up in a park...

‘Stuber’ delivers some amusing spins on action genre clichés

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 105 minutes

Remember action films from the ‘80s that featured a brawny tough guy mowing down countless enemies through city streets and elaborate backdrops? The new comedy Stuber certainly does, pay some homage to the genre, while deconstructing it and playing a few tropes for laughs. Admittedly, there are a few tonal imbalances and it took this reviewer a while to get onto the movie’s wavelength. However, this feature improves as it progresses and results in some enjoyable popcorn summer entertainment.

Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) is a nice-guy Uber driver who is underappreciated by co-workers, and can’t seem to attract the romantic...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 12, 2019

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Welcome back to another very busy edition of new release highlights on Blu-ray and DVD. Looks like there’s a bit of everything, both new and old to enjoy this time out. 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!

After - Based on a bestselling novel, this teen romance follows a smart and studious young woman who falls for a mysterious, moody new arrival with a rebellious streak. Their passionate and rocky relationship makes the lead question several of the conservative choices she has made in life. This effort was largely panned by the press. Most thought the production was bland and the motivations of the...

‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ is a fun summer trip

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Rating: ««« out of ««««
Running Time: 129 minutes

Suffering from superhero fatigue? Well, you wouldn’t be alone. It seems that so many Marvel movies have come down the pipeline the past few years that it’s difficult just to keep up with them all. The latest entry is Spider-Man: Far from Home, and it marks the final film in what the studio refers to as Phase Three.

In fact, there will be an almost one-year gap between this and the next feature. Much of the big action occurred in the previous Avengers finale, and so this latest sequel doesn’t have the same kind of epic stakes. Still, the movie does provide some laughs and a few thrills along the way. It’s a perfectly...

‘Midsommar’ looks spectacular, but the characters can be difficult to fathom

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Rating: «« out of ««««
Running Time: 140 minutes

Sometimes, a movie comes along that is unexpectedly difficult to review. Ever watched a picture that had a lot of intriguing ideas, effective elements and looked quite remarkable, yet you couldn’t buy into the concept and lost empathy for several of the characters?  Well, that pretty much sums up this critic’s take on Midsommar, the new horror movie from Ari Aster (Hereditary). It is certainly admirable in many respects, yet at the same time is something of a jumbled mess.

Dani (Florence Pugh) is a university student suffering from a personal tragedy. Her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) finds her emotional needs difficult...

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