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Available On Demand and DVD: The Wolf Hour

By Stephen Whitty The Bronx is burning, and June Leigh isn’t doing so well herself. She was a famous novelist, once. But then came a death in the family. A case of writer’s block. Mounting debts. Now, in 1977, she sits locked away in her dead grandmother’s apartment, afraid to look outside, terrified of looking within. June is sometimes funny, sometimes edgy, often infuriating — and onscreen in every scene of The Wolf Hour. It’s a role that demands a fiercely committed actress, and luckily director Alistair Banks Griffin has her in Naomi Watts. Ever since David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Gemini Man

Everyone looks in a mirror. Sometimes we like what we see, while other times our reflection is a painful reminder of who we are. What happens though, when the mirror image of you is trying to hunt you down and kill you? That’s just part of the story for the film Gemini Man from director Ang Lee. Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is an assassin. Working for various arms of the government, Henry is brought in for that special shot that takes the best, because he is the best. But the number of kills in Henry’s past is catching up with […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

It’s never fun to start a review to a sequel with this comment: “Did we really need a sequel to this movie?” But I have to admit my true feeling and related skepticism when sitting down with Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, as when I left Maleficent I had no desire to see any kind of resumption of the story. Despite my total and complete apathy at there being a sequel released, I left my night with the Mistress of Evil in delight, as I actually enjoyed the sequel, maybe even more so than the original. I know; that last comment […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 13-19

On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 13-19   Gemini Man A hitman is being hunted by the one person who knows his every move: a younger clone of himself. Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen (PG-13, 1:57) 1/14 Jexi Phil has a major dependency issue – he’s addicted to his phone. He has no friends, a job writing pop culture ‘Top 10’ lists, and his love life is non-existent. (R, 1:24) Adam DeVine, Alexandra Shipp 1/14 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (pictured above) In this sequel to the 2014 hit film, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora are pulled in different […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Joker

Origin stories are a tough nut to crack. Trying to bring people up to speed about what came first for a character we know is more of a challenge than meets the eye. In the film Joker, we get a look at one possible story for the creation of one of the biggest nemeses Batman faces. Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) lives a quiet life. Caring for his mother Penny (Frances Conroy) and working a variety of gigs for a clowning agency, Fleck is an unrecognizable individual walking the streets of the behemoth of Gotham City, but that slowly will change. […]

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On Demand and DVD New Releases: Jan. 6-12

On Demand and DVD New Releases: Jan. 6-12 The Lighthouse This is the story of two lightkeepers manning a remote lighthouse on a mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson (R, 1:49) 1/7 Joker (pictured above) Arthur Fleck becomes the Joker in this look at the evolution of a misunderstood individual. He finds his identity, and all of Gotham will remember his name. Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz (R, 2:02) 1/7 Bulletproof 2 Jack Carter and Archie Moses are back in Bulletproof 2 as they hilariously try to figure out how to take down […]

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On Demand and DVD New Releases & Coming Soon

On Demand and DVD New Releases & Coming Soon Debuting this week: Always a Bridesmaid Corina is stuck being everyone’s bridesmaid. Deciding to no longer be a lady-in-waiting, she bravely re-enters the dating scene. Javicia Leslie, Yvette Nicole Brown (TVP, 1:35) 1/1 Coming Soon 1/7 The Lighthouse, Joker (pictured above), Bulletproof 2, Mrs. Lowry & Son 1/14 Jexi, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The Birdcatcher 1/21 Gemini Man, Black and Blue (2019), Zombieland: Double Tap, The Addams Family (2019) 1/28 Parasite, Harriet, The Great Alaskan Race   Availability dates, titles and schedule subject to change and may vary by system. Check […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases Dec. 22-28

On Demand DVD New Releases Dec. 22-28 Judy To many, she is known simply as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, but Judy Garland has more to her life story and that is brought to the screen in this new film. Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell (PG-13, 1:58) Make It A Movie Night! Renée Zellweger is amazing as Judy Garland and makes this movie all worthwhile. It’s the perfect role for the actress. 12/24 The Ghost Who Walks A hardened criminal must fight for one last chance to reunite with his family. Garland Scott, Frank Mosley (TVM, 1:46) 12/24 […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Abominable

Some parts of the world call it Bigfoot, Sasquatch or yeti, but in the animated film of the same name, he is simply Abominable. Yi (voice of Chloe Bennet) is a resourceful young woman. She has dealt with loss in a very real way as her father has recently passed. Her mother (Michelle Wong) and Nai Nai (Tsai Chin) are doing their best to keep her happy as she still has not opened up about the situation. Yi is constantly moving from job to job and always on the go while her mother and Nai Nai wonder when she will […]