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ReelBob: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ ★★★★

By Bob Bloom The title may be a trifle misleading, but an argument can be made that Charles Dickens is the man who invented Christmas.” Not the holiday, per se, but the way people view and celebrate it. Dan Stevens gives a lively performance as the famous author who, despite his success and celebrity, is […]

ReelBob’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

By Bob Bloom Looking for a gift that will keep on giving? How about a Blu-ray or DVD of a favorite classic or contemporary movie, an old favorite television series or something that will keep the kids entertained while you are cooking that Thanksgiving or Christmas meal? I have a few options that may fit […]

New to View: Nov. 21

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, Nov. 21, unless otherwise noted: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) Details: 2017, Lionsgate Home Entertainment Rated: R, strong and graphic violence, language The lowdown: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is a typical high-octane, explosive and violent buddy-action film that adds nothing […]

New to View: Nov. 14

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, Nov. 14, unless otherwise noted: Atomic Blonde (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) Details: 2017, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Rated: R, strong and graphic violence, language, nudity, sexual content The lowdown: The action sequences and fight choreography are what keep “Atomic Blonde” afloat. […]

New to View: Nov. 7

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, Nov. 7, unless otherwise noted: Cars 3 (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Pixar-Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Rated: G The lowdown: Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) returns in this third outing for McQueen and his revved-up friends. In this […]

ReelBob: ‘Thank You for Your Service’ ★★★★

By Bob Bloom Beneath its Hollywood gloss is a simmering resentment and despair that permeates “Thank You for Your Service.” The movie, set in 2007 and “inspired by true events,” follows a trio of soldiers returning from Iraq. They all are dealing — badly — with what they saw while in-country, but are too proud, […]

New to View: Oct. 31

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, Oct. 31, unless otherwise noted: Kidnap (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Rated: R, violence and danger The lowdown: Academy Award-winner Halle Berry stars in this thriller as a single mom spending the afternoon at the park […]

New to View: Oct. 24

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, Oct. 24, unless otherwise noted: War for the Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Fox Home Entertainment Rated: PG-13, graphic violence and action, disturbing images, language The lowdown: “War for the Planet of the Apes” is a […]