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New to On Demand and DVD: Stuber

Ridesharing is an easy way to get around town when you can’t or don’t want to drive. I’ve used it on a number of trips, and I always find myself in the back seat of a new and interesting driver’s vehicle in a variety of cities. But I’ve also heard the stories — the stories of the rides that aren’t as basic as mine. And when you take a cop looking to catch a bad guy and put him in the car of a driver desperate for a good rating, you get the film Stuber. Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) is an […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 14-20

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 14-20 Stuber Uber driver Stu is in for the ride of his life when Vic, a cop who had a recent LASIK procedure, enlists his services, via the app, to track down a criminal he has long tried to catch. Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Iko Uwais (R, 1:33) 10/15 Make It A Movie Night: I loved Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani. The two actors and their onscreen chemistry really drive this rideshare to its destination. — Paul Hall, Movie critic Channel Guide Magazine Crawl An impending hurricane is about to unleash more than just weather […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Toy Story 4

We have grown up alongside Sheriff Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and a variety of memorable toys. The Toy Story series has been like a metaphor for us in life, and our emotional attachment to these lovable characters has grown through the years. Nine years ago, we collectively wept as Toy Story 3 concluded, but now everyone is back in Toy Story 4, except, of course, Andy, who has moved on. But can this installment still ignite the feelings that we last had nine years ago? Woody lives with his new child, Bonnie, but as she […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases: Oct. 7 -13

On Demand DVD New Releases: Oct. 7 -13 Annabelle Comes Home After being locked behind sacred glass in the Warren’s artifacts room, Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room. McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman (R, 1:40) 10/8 Toy Story 4 Woody shows Bonnie’s new craft project Forky how to embrace being a toy. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen (G, 1:40) 10/8 Midsommar An American couple, their relationship foundering, travel to a fabled Swedish midsummer festival where they become trapped in a sinister nightmare. Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor (R; 2:26) 10/8       Availability dates, titles and schedule subject to change […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Spider-Man: Far From Home

To watch superheroes come into their own onscreen is a totally fascinating process. And we get to watch Spider-Man do just that as he swings from buildings around the world in Spider-Man: Far From Home. What is the world going to do in a post-Avengers: Endgame world? Spider-Man, also known as Peter Parker (Tom Holland), has only one thing on his mind: a trip to Europe with his high school friends. He doesn’t know what comes next for himself or the world; he is intently focused on letting MJ (Zendaya) know how he feels about her. And, of course, Peter […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 30-Oct.6

On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 30-Oct.6 Spider-Man: Far From Home (pictured above) A trip with his class overseas seems like the perfect refresh for young Peter Parker. But Nick Fury has other plans for Spider-Man as a threat is looming. Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal (PG-13, 2:09) 10/1 Critic’s Pick Of The Month This journey to a post-Avengers: Endgame world will startle if you aren’t up to speed with the status of that film. But if you are, Tom Holland proves to be a quality high school-age Peter Parker. I loved the story, the action and the actors — […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Yesterday

Imagine there’s no Beatles — it’s NOT easy if you try. In the film Yesterday from director Danny Boyle, viewers get to experience a world without the classic music, until one man reintroduces the classic songs to the world. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling artist who is playing the smallest venues and trying to make ends meet while keeping his dream alive. But after a gig at a music festival that is less than successful, he tells his manager and longtime friend Ellie (Lily James) that he is done with trying to make it in music, then rides […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases: Sept. 23-29

On Demand DVD New Releases: Sept. 23-29 Yesterday (pictured above) Struggling artist Jack Malik is struck by a bus and wakes up in a world where no one knows the Beatles. It feels wrong to steal songs from one of the greatest bands of all time, but with everyone believing that Jack is the author, the world becomes enamored with him — but for how long? Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon (PG-13, 1:56) 9/24 Anna Beneath Anna’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared assassins. […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases Sept: 16-22

On Demand DVD New Releases Sept: 16-22 X-Men: Dark Phoenix As she evolves, Jean Grey begins to develop her powers. These powers corrupt and lead her down the path to becoming Dark Phoenix, forcing the X-Men to make a decision on their team member and friend. Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy (PG-13, 1:53) 9/17 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am This artful meditation on legendary writer Toni Morrison examines her life, her work and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her career. Oprah, Toni Morrison (PG-13, 1:59) 9/17 Running With the Devil A tenacious federal agent traces the […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Aladdin

In 1992, Walt Disney Pictures gave us the animated film Aladdin. That film took viewers on a magic carpet ride, soaring above its competition, and introduced us to a fabulous big blue genie with a spectacularly irreverent voice brought to life by the late Robin Williams. Fast-forward nearly 27 years later, and we get a live-action Aladdin for today’s generation. Aladdin (Mena Massoud) is a thief who steals to eat and simply survive. In the markets of Agrabah, he is referred to as a street rat and finds himself constantly chased through the streets. When he stumbles upon a young […]