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New to View: Aug. 2

A dystopian look at love in the future, a Key & Peele feature comedy and an Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas biopic lead this week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Those pesky aliens are back and wreaking even more havoc in "Independence Day: Resurgence," a 2016 sequel to director Roland Emmerich's 1996 original from Twentieth Century Fox.

Independence Day: Resurgence

Whatever enjoyment you find is an OK-fine white flag, not a willful surrender to spectacle. Though slick, the visuals boast all the awe of a software upgrade.

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Film on Vinyl: Top Five Sci-fi Soundtracks

Science-fiction films have allowed us to gaze into the future, and behind every memorable sci-fi film is an even more memorable score.
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New to View: Jan. 12

"The Martian," the first season of Golden Globe-winning TV series "Mr. Robot" and horror sequel "Sinister 2" are among this week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases.

"Dust" (2014), a science fantasy short film directed by Mike Grier and starring Masashi Odate, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Dust

"Dust" is a science-fantasy short film that delivers more imagination, style and substance than most big-budget Hollywood productions.

Heartland: Movies in Space

“Movies in Space” is surprisingly complex, exploring a solid story arc in spite of its minimal run time and delivering some nice laughs along the way.

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ReelBob: ‘Terminator Genisys’

“Genisys” doesn’t feel obsolete, but it does seem old.
Judith Vittet is Miette and Ron Perlman is One in "The City of Lost Children," a 1995 release directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro.

Class of 1995: “The City of Lost Children”

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's arrival as a fairytale filmmaker extraordinaire finds him, with a rapscallion's wit, pulling back the tent to welcome us inside his wild mind.

Mel Gibson stars as "Mad" Max Rockatansky in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," a 1985 Warner Brothers release directed by George Miller and co-starring Tina Turner.

Class of 1985: “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”

Despite its introduction of the immediately iconic Thunderdome arena, this Mad Max tale can't quite bridge a directorial split.
Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew and Blake Lively star in "The Age of Adaline," a 2015 Lionsgate film directed by Lee Toland Krieger.

The Age of Adaline

Despite frustrating first and final acts, "The Age of Adaline" eases into easygoing, effective melodrama thanks to a most unlikely savior.

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D-list schlock. I'd rather see what Thomas Jane spent this paycheck on.
Sharlto Copley provides the motion-capture performance and voice of the robotic title character in "Chappie," a 2015 Columbia Pictures release directed by Neill Blomkamp.

Chappie

"Chappie" is neither the easy kind of bad nor the sort from which co-writer / director Neill Blomkamp can't bounce back ... but damn, does it hurt to watch.

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Beam Me Up, Scotty: My Work Here is Done.

It's highly illogical to imagine a world in which Leonard Nimoy is no longer with us, but in countless ways he will forever stay with me.
From left, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Marsden, Wentworth MIller, Karl Urban and Eric Stonestreet star in "The Loft," a 2015 release from Open Road Films and director Erik Van Looy.

Quick Takes: Jan. 30

Nick Rogers offers some quick takes on a trio of new movies that opened this weekend — "The Loft," "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."