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True crime documentary 'Last Stop Larrimah' leaves a lasting impression

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Rating: 3.5 out of 4

Running Time: 117 minutes

This HBO Original documentary debuted Oct. 8 and is now available to stream on Max.

We’ve all seen or clicked past true crime documentaries like Dateline, which detail unusual murders and veer through a list of suspects before focusing in on the killer. The HBO Original...

‘Dumb Money’ doesn’t rise to the bullish heights of recent finance-themed titles

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Running Time: 105 minutes

This film from Sony Pictures opens wide on Friday, Sept. 29.

If you follow Wall Street trading, then you might remember the GameStop “short squeeze” that occurred in 2021. Unexpected stock purchases grew into a massive group of online enthusiasts picking up the flailing property and driving its value to never-before-seen heights. A non-fiction book by Ben Mezrich called The Antisocial Network was released later the same year and now a narrative film based on it has arrived at theaters. Dumb Money depicts this unusual story from the point-of-view of the individual who started the buying frenzy.

Set during the pandemic, the...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 29, 2023

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD.


ELEMENTAL: The latest animated effort from Pixar and Disney is set in a city where the elements of air, earth, fire and water all live together. A young fire element is expected to take over her parents’ corner store when they retire, but she has trouble keeping her temper under control. When one of her outbursts threatens to close the store for good, she teams up with a water element to save the business. Despite being from and made of completely different elements, romance blossoms between the two.

Reviews were more positive than negative for this feature. About...

Wrestling fans, nonfans alike will all enjoy ‘Cassandro’

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Running Time: 107 minutes

This feature from Amazon Studios is currently playing at cinemas in major markets, but will be available to stream on Friday, Sept. 22 on Amazon Prime.

Most kids find themselves being introduced to wrestling on the T.V., taking in the over-the-top spectacle and showmanship. Frankly, plenty of them continue following these characters into adulthood. One of the most popular leagues in the world is located in Mexico and known as Lucha Libre, with the most famous wrestler being El Santo or The Saint. But there have been other notable luchadors who have made their mark.

The new film Cassandro tells the real story of one such...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 22, 2023

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD.



BAD CITY: Set in a city awash in poverty and crime, this Japanese effort follows a shady businessman who decides to run for mayor. Unfortunately, the area is already run by persons connected to the local mafia. So, in order to get ahead, the candidate begins killing his opponents and threatening the mob. A former police captain serving time for murder is released and told to go undercover and stop the candidate.

This foreign-language feature received generally upbeat notices. A small number suggested that while the action scenes were solid, the motivations and plot were convoluted. All...

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