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‘Guillermo del Torro’s Pinocchio’ gives a classic tale a darker edge

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Running Time: 118 minutes

This motion picture is playing in select markets and will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, Dec. 9.

In North America, it’s unusual to see an animated film that isn’t aimed directly at kids. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is a real anomaly of...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 9, 2022

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a remarkably busy edition with plenty of interesting studio pictures and independent fare vying for your attention. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



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AMSTERDAM: Inspired by a true story, this period piece is set in the 1930s and follows a trio of leads who have been friends since World War I. When two of them are asked to investigate a strange death, they witness another murder and are framed for it. After locating the last member of their group, they all try to determine who was responsible for...

December movie preview

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This week sees the release of two movies with genre film elements. Violent Night from Universal Pictures features David Harbour as Santa Claus. When Saint Nick encounters mercenaries on his holiday rounds, he decides to put them on his naughty list and wipe them out.

The other movie coming out is Darby and the Dead from 20th Century Films. It involves a teen who develops the ability to see ghosts and decides to counsel them. This title is geared towards young audiences and will be available to stream on Hulu.

Unfortunately, this reviewer wasn’t able to screen them in time. Still, this creates an opportunity to take a peek at some other titles arriving this month.

Dec. 9 sees the...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Dec. 2, 2022

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Welcome to another look at the latest titles arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, there is a big studio release, as well as plenty of interesting independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these movies a try!



BIG NEW RELEASES!



AMITYVILLE KAREN: My goodness, there are an awful lot of “Amityville” films. Since the 1979 original (based on the bestselling book), there have been more than 35 titles with the word in the title. The latest appears to have little to do with the original location or story.

It’s a low-budget, independent effort about a nasty and entitled middle-aged woman...

‘Strange World’ brings heart, grand visuals

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Running Time: 102 minutes

This animated family feature from Walt Disney Pictures will be released theatrically in the US on Nov. 23.

Due to the pandemic, Disney has employed an unusual release strategy for its animated features over the past couple of years. Its previous title, Encanto received a brief theatrical run before premiering on the Disney+ streaming site only a few weeks later. Strange World appears to have finally set things back to normal, heading exclusively to cinemas. But is it really worth seeing on the big screen?

As it turns out, the updated distribution blueprint does highlight the movie’s strongest element.

The story is set in...

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