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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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A New Era For Miss America: Nia Franklin Reflects At The End Of Her Reign

Gone is the pomp and pageantry of the 98-year-old Miss America competition you probably grew up watching, with those infamous swimsuit struts and judging primarily centered around a woman’s physical appearance. In this new era, coined Miss America 2.0, the competition puts intelligence and talent at the forefront, showering winners with a multitude of scholarship and philanthropic opportunities. New York’s Nia Franklin was crowned Miss America in September 2018 and was the first candidate to win under the organization’s new direction. “My year has meant so much to me,” tells Franklin. “I was the first Miss America 2.0, so I’ll […]

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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 […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Downton Abbey

After receiving the screening invite for the Downton Abbey feature film, I didn’t know what to expect. In the interest of full disclosure, I should say upfront — I had no experience with the acclaimed television series before the day I sat down to view this film. That said, the review that follows comes from a totally green perspective. But let me be perfectly clear, I was delighted with the result and can’t wait to dive into the series. King George V and Queen Mary are paying a visit to the Abbey, and Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) and Cora Crawley […]