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Now Available On Demand: Sonic the Hedgehog

In the 1980s, my SEGA game system was a lifeline. I would disappear into the power of the game system as I was early to jump into the sports games that defined it. While the sports games were truly revolutionary compared to their competitors, there was one character who defined the system: Sonic the Hedgehog. Now, fresh from a strong run at the box office, Sonic the Hedgehog is available to watch at home On Demand. When I sat down with the film in the theater, I wondered aloud if it made sense to release a Sonic film in 2020. […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases April 24-May 2

On Demand DVD New Releases April 24-May 2 Robert the Bruce Injured and on the run, an outlaw king sets out to win Scotland’s long awaited freedom from England and reclaim his throne. Angus Macfadyen, Jared Harris (TV-MA, 2:02) 4/24 The Assistant A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she becomes aware of insidious abuse in her office. Julia Garner, Matthew MacFadyen (R, 1:28) 4/28 Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm against Shang […]

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Now Available On Demand and DVD: Call of the Wild

Finding yourself is the topic of an array of self-help books, videos and seminars. Going through life, challenges wait around every corner; the only sure thing is that the wilderness is ready to confront us at every turn. In the film The Call of the Wild, based on Jack London’s classic, viewers go along on the journey to the Yukon Territory to see how a man and a dog deal with the obstacles placed in their way. Buck is a dog who owns his small California town. He can get away with almost anything, as he is the dog owned […]

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Available Now On Demand and DVD: Birds of Prey

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) has a story to tell us. Joker and her have split up. Now that the college-educated psychiatrist gone mad is free of Joker, she is also free of his protection and her bad behavior has produced a slew of enemies. Those enemies are about to extract their long-sought revenge on the feisty Quinn, and her emancipation, as the extended title exclaims, is not as easy as one would think. The biggest threat is Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor), also known as Black Mask. He has longed to put Quinn in her place, and now, without the threat […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: The Gentlemen

Drugs, gangsters, schemes and double-crosses are all the elements you would expect to find in a movie with the title of The Gentlemen, right? Well, when Guy Ritchie is in the director’s chair, it is absolutely the case. Ritchie’s cast includes an attractive assemblage of actors who are put through the paces of a plot that veers through a plethora of English locales with style, humor and, of course, plenty of gunplay. The players include Mickey (Matthew McConaughey), who used the smarts that sent him to Oxford to develop one of the biggest and most sophisticated marijuana empires ever assembled. […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Bad Boys for Life

In 1995, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence became Bad Boys. The film brought together two heavyweights of the television ranks. People were laughing at Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Lawrence in Martin. They brought huge audiences from the small screen to theaters to see the dream pairing. The film prompted a sequel, 2003’s Bad Boys II, and 17 years later we get a third film in the franchise, Bad Boys for Life. Though time has passed, Mike Lowrey (Smith) is still the ladies’ man with the fast car and large, um, ego. He still partners with Marcus […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases: April 20-26

On Demand DVD New Releases: April 20-26 Like a Boss This raucous, girl-power comedy finds best friends Mia and Mel’s friendship and business, a homegrown cosmetics company, threatened when a titan in the industry looks to buy them out. Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Coolidge, Natasha Rothwell, Billy Porter (R, 1:23) 4/21 The Turning Kate takes a job as a nanny for two young children after the death of their parents. It doesn’t take long for her to figure out that there is something in the house that is not what is seems. Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn […]

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Now Available On Demand: Underwater

Miles below the surface of the ocean in the Mariana Trench, a research and drilling facility is shaken by an earthquake, causing irreparable damage. And that is just the beginning of our voyage to the depths of these murky waters. Anomalies exist everywhere in the world. Strange tremors, weather phenomena and unexplained occurrences dot our landscape, but for the crew at Kepler Center, Tian Industries’ command and control center for the Roebuck deep water drill site, the latest anomalies put Norah (Kristen Stewart) and her colleagues on the run. Together they work to exit the mazelike facility and find an […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases: April 13-19

On Demand DVD New Releases: April 13-19 Just Mercy (pictured above) Based on a true story, this powerful legal drama follows Harvard grad Bryan Stevenson, who heads to Alabama to defend the wrongly convicted. His first case is that of Walter McMillian, whose 1987 death sentence he tries tirelessly to overturn amid racism and corruption. Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson (PG-13, 2:17) 4/14 Underwater A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel (PG-13, 1:35) 4/14 Agent Toby Barks In this hilarious family adventure starring Dean Cain, […]