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New to Blu-ray/DVD: Listening, The Last Diamond, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Born to Be Blue, & Opry Video Classics

Listening (MVD Visual) is a psychological thriller about penniless grad students who invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives. David (Thomas Stroppel) and Ryan (Artie Ahr) hope their invention will solve all their problems, but instead it opens a Pandora’s box of dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts. Secrets …

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7.5
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TV Recap: Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 9 Days (3.12)

While in the middle of solving a high-profile mafia-related case, Holt and Jake contract a case of the mumps and decide to be quarantined together. They think they’ll have the energy to find Joey Girabaldi while the illness runs its course but must ultimately battle a concerned Amy and the rigors of high fevers and huge goiters to get results. Incoherent and lost In their own illness-ridden minds, time seems to be running out…

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The BFG: An Array of Audience-Pleasing Chills and Thrills

There’s a moment in The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s (The Iron Giant, The Witches, Matilda, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) 1982 children’s classic, where the title character (“Big Friendly Giant”, not “Big F—ing Giant”), avoids detection in 1980s London by pretending to be a …