Weekly New Releases – November 22, 2022

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70s Show
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Black Adam
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Blood Beast Terror
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Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things
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Company of Wolves
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Contraband
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Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire
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Comments Animated adaptation of a Chinese web novel, with some heavy same sex romance themes.
Final Countdown
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Gambit
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Good House
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Hair Extensions
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Comments Live action J-Horror film from Sion Sono.
Hatching
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Heike Story
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Comments Anime series adapating “Heike Monogatari” – a work of Japanese classic literature, telling the story of the war between the Heike and the Taira. If you’ve watched Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, or the film Kwaidan, then you know how this story ends at the Battle of Dan-no-ura.
High Plains Drifter
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom – Part 2
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Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster
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It Started in Naples
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Justified
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Kaepernick and America
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Kind of Loving (1962)
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Knight Hunters Eternity
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Comments The second season of this anime, following a group of… very attractive male assassins working out of a flower shop who are hired to assassinate members of the wealthy and powerful who the law can’t touch.
Lamborghini
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Librarians
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Lyle, Lyle, Crodile
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Madame Claude
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Malcolm X (Criterion Collection)
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MEAD
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Murder in a Blue World
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My Friend Irma
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Mystery Men
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Night Gallery
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Nocebo
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Panther
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Peacemaker
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Pennywise: The Story of IT
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles
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Poker Face
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Princess Principal: Crown Handler 2
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Comments The second of several films following up from the steampunk spy anime series “Princess Principal”
Puss in Boots
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Rollerball (1975)
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Saw: The Ultimate Collection
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Comments Includes Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw: 3D – The Final Chapter, Jigsaw, and Spiral: From the Book of Saw.
Shrek 2
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Sony Pictures Classics 30th Anniversary
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Comments Includes Orlando, The Celluloid Closet, The City of Lost Children, Run Lola Run, SLC Punk, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Devil’s Backbone, Volver, Synecdoche, New York, Still Alice, and Call Me By Your Name.
Story of Film: A New Generation
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Comments Documentary film serving as a sequel to the earlier miniseries, “The Story of Film”
WALL-E (Criterion Collection)
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Warriors
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Wildhood
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Woman King
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Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “The Heike Story is a tremendous adaptation of a classic work of historical literature, which makes these historical figures feel real and human, and which gives a voice to the women who the original historical text may have under-represented. It is my pick whether you like anime or not. On the 4K film front, I’m going with High Plains Drifter (with Wall-E if you want something more kid-friendly).” Blaine says, “of those I’ve seen, some of the titles in the Sony Pictures Classics collection are pretty great. I keep hearing wonderful things about Justified, but I haven’t checked it out yet.”

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