Author: Chris Lloyd

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DVD review: Unfriended

R, 83 minutes Horror films often play the plucky underdogs in the Hollywood game, scary movies that appeal to a small but ardent fan base. Most horror flicks these days are made pretty cheaply,...

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DVD review: What We Do in the Shadows

R, 86 minutes Mockumentaries have been around for 30 years or so, while the pop culture obsession with vampires for maybe the last 10. “What We Do in the Shadows” is the hilarious intersection...

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DVD review: Ex Machina

R, 108 minutes “Ex Machina” is an ambitious science fiction drama that focuses on an aspect of human nature you rarely see explored in the genre: lust. Ostensibly, writer/director Alex Garland’s film is about...

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DVD review: Get Hard

R, 100 minutes “Get Hard” is the sort of comedy you laugh at, then feel bad about it later. This buddy flick from Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is about as politically incorrect as...

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DVD review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

R, 129 minutes A bit of charm and a lot of smash-mouth, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was one of 2015’s earliest, and best, surprises. This super-spy thriller/comedy operates as both a send-up and celebration...

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DVD review: Strange Magic

PG, 99 minutes “Strange Magic” was a 15-year passion project by George Lucas, who said he wanted to make a movie for his daughters after all those science fiction odysseys. This animated musical filled...

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DVD review: Jupiter Ascending

PG-13, 127 minutes One of the largest box office bombs in recent memory, “Jupiter Ascending” just may mark the end of big-budget filmmaking by the Wachowski siblings. After lighting up imaginations and accountant spreadsheets...

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DVD review: Paddington

PG, 95 minutes “Paddington,” a British film adaptation of the popular books by Michael Bond, opened in the U.S. without much fanfare or media. In the biz this is known as ‘being dumped into...

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DVD review: The Babadook

Not rated, 93 minutes One of the most chilling and original horror films of recent years, “The Babadook” didn’t even make it to theaters in most cities. If you’re up for some really imaginative...