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new and ongoing dvd & streaming releases, Us/Can/UK, from Sep 26-27

27 September 2016 6:17 AM, PDT

A simple listing, duplicated from the homepage, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

new on dvd/vod this week    Us/Can Ghostbusters Passage to Mars Independence Day: Resurgence Cell Central Intelligence Complete Unknown Hunt for the Wilderpeople The Last Man on the Moon The Lovers and the Despot    UK The Nice Guys Me Before You Warcraft: The Beginning (aka Warcraft) Imperium The Lovers and the Despot

recent releases Us/Can A Bigger Splash Blood Father The Brainwashing of My Dad Captain America: Civil War Difret Dukhtar Finding Altamira Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Hockney The Intervention Into the Forest The Jungle Book Love and Friendship Love Between the Covers Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Parched The Purge: Election Year Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Deepwater Horizon movie review: blood for oil

26 September 2016 11:42 AM, PDT

MaryAnn’s quick take…

Immensely intense and suspenseful. Disaster filmmaking at its most gripping, yet there is nothing in the least bit exploitive or sensationalized about it. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Wait, what? “Based on a true story of real life heroes”? Wasn’t the Deepwater Horizon that total cluster-you-know-what of incompetence and corporate greed that killed 11 people and spilled an ungodly amount of oil all over the Gulf of Mexico, oil that is still killing seabirds and fish and cute baby dolphins to this day, six years later? Yes, it is. But this is not that story, at least not anymore than it can make some Bp executives look wolfish and blundering (which they well deserve). This movie doesn’t even get into the oil »

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