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New to View: April 24

By Bob Bloom The following titles are scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 24, unless otherwise noted: Paddington 2 (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2018, Warner Home Video Rated: PG, action, mild rude humor The lowdown: This charming and family-friendly sequel finds Paddington settled in with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. He has […]

New to View: April 17

By Bob Bloom The following titles are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, April 17, unless otherwise noted: The Post (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Fox Home Entertainment: Rated: PG-13, language, war violence The lowdown: In these perilous times when journalism is under attack by demagogues who shout “fake news” at the slightest […]

ReelBob: ‘Foxtrot’ ★★★★

A pall of regret and recrimination hangs over “Foxtrot” like a soupy London fog. This Israeli import, written and directed by Samuel Maoz, is weighted down by grief and tragedy, as it delves into the uncertainties and ironies of life in modern-day Israel for military personnel and civilians alike. The movie opens with Michael and […]

New to View: April 10

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, April 10, unless otherwise noted: All the Money in the World (DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Rated: R, violence, language, disturbing images, drugs The lowdown: It’s a shame that this movie will be remembered more for its off-screen drama than […]

New to View: April 3

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, April 3, unless otherwise noted: Ballers: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray + digital) Details: 2017, HBO Home Entertainment Rated: TV-MA, language, sexual content The lowdown: The 10-episode season three arc of this popular HBO series focuses on Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) and his colleagues […]

ReelBob: ‘Loveless’ ★★★★½

By Bob Bloom “Loveless” is so sad and depressing that it will be hours before you can shake the bitterness of this Russian import from your mind. From the outset, director Andrey Zyagintsev, who co-wrote the script with Oleg Negin, sets a bleak and foreboding tone. The movie opens in a wintry, gray and snowy […]

New to View: March 27

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, March 27, unless otherwise noted: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Blu-ray + digital) Details: 2017, Lucasfilm-Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Rated: PG-13, science fiction action and violence The lowdown: This latest “Star Wars” movie advances the franchise and alters the shape of that galaxy […]

New to View: March 20

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, unless otherwise noted: Pitch Perfect 3 (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2017, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Rated: PG-13, crude and sexual content, language, action violence The lowdown: The Bellas take their final curtain call in this third installment of the music-centric franchise. This […]