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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Descendants’

Based on the novel of the same title by Hawaiian author Kaui Hart Hemmings, this 2011 film explores the ups and downs in the lives of an American family.

‘The Descendants’ Film Review: Hawaiian family landscape

“The Descendants” is a non-preachy family drama packaged as an island-hopping road movie. Sometimes heartfelt, sometimes heartbreaking, this dramedy works as a wry and perceptive portrait of a family in crisis.

Blu-ray Review: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” comes out on a single-disc Blu-ray package featuring Tim Burton’s rendition of the Roald Dahl novel about the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka and the children visiting his renowned chocolate factory.

‘The Bucket List’ Film Review: Filling the bucket

A dramedy working on a very simple premise and favoring humor and poignant conversations over weepy developments, “The Bucket List” is a heartfelt, wickedly funny film about two dying men who travel the world to discover the joy in their lives.

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