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New to View: Feb. 20

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Feb. 20, unless otherwise noted: The Covered Wagon (Blu-ray) Details: 1923, Kino Lorber Rated: Not rated The lowdown: This silent feature is usually referenced as the first big-budget Western epic, though Westerns were — even by this juncture — a movie staple. The serious […]

New to View: Feb. 13

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Feb. 13, unless otherwise noted: The Deuce: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray + digital) Details: 2017, HBO Home Entertainment Rated: TV-MA, language, sexual content, nudity The lowdown: James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in this HBO drama that traces the evolution of the porn […]

New to View: Feb. 6

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Feb. 6, unless otherwise noted: Only the Brave (DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Rated: PG-13, mature themes, sexual situations, language, drug use The lowdown: This film is an impressive undertaking, chronicling the courage and brotherhood of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, […]

New to View: Jan. 30

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Jan. 30, unless otherwise noted: The Square Details: 2017, Magnolia Home Entertainment Rated: R, language, sexual content, violence The lowdown: This best foreign language film Academy Award-nominee is a maddening movie. It’s one of those artsy films that impresses in parts, but, on the […]

New to View: Jan. 23

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Jan. 23, unless otherwise noted: Geostorm (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Warner Home Video Rated: PG-13, destruction, action, violence The lowdown: A thriller with sci-fi elements about a series of satellites created the keep the world safe from natural disasters. But, something […]

New to View: Jan. 16

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Jan. 16, unless otherwise noted: Better Call Saul: Season Three Details: 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Rated: Not rated The lowdown: A three-disc set featuring all 10 third-season episodes about lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) who takes a big step toward transforming himself into […]

New to View: Jan. 9

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, Jan. 9, unless otherwise noted: It (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Warner Home Video Rated: R, graphic violence, language, disturbing and scary and bloody images The lowdown: It’s no joke that coulrophobia — a fear of clowns — is an […]

ReelBob: My best of 2017

By Bob Bloom Choosing a top 10 list is more difficult some years than others. As it happens, 2017 is one of those more difficult years. Many films touched me, making me laugh or cry, taking me to worlds that — though they were cinematic — felt real and all-encompassing. So, here are my top […]