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Stake Land II (Dark Sky Films) is set several years after the events in Stake Land, in which mankind must struggle to survive in the wake of a vampire apocalypse. After trying to start a fresh life in the Canadian safe haven of New Eden, Martin (Connor Paolo) has raised a small family in the midst of a devastated world still full of vampires and cannibals prowling around the urban wasteland. He’s given up vampire hunting, but he still thinks about his …

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It’s Always Fair Weather (Warner Archive), made in 1955 toward the end of MGM’s Golden Age of Musicals, has an original story and some excellent musical numbers, but has never achieved the status of the studios’ other musicals, such as The Band Wagon and Singin’ in the Rain. Three G.I.’s return from Europe and make a pact to reunite at Tim’s Bar and Grill in ten years. But their reunion is a disaster, as Dog (Dan Dailey) is an unhappy …

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Come What May (Cohen Media Group) takes place in 1940. To escape the imminent German invasion, the inhabitants of a small village in northern France flee their homes, like so many millions of their compatriots. Max (Joshio Marlon), a German boy, travels with them. His father, Hans (August Diehl), opposed the Nazi regime and was imprisoned in Arras for having lied about his nationality. Hans is eventually set free and sets off to find his son, accompanied by a Scottish soldier who is trying to get back home.

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Inferno (Sony Home Entertainment) is the third installment of the franchise based on Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. This time around, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a Florence hospital room with a head wound and amnesia. He doesn’t know why he’s in Italy or what caused his injury. When a female assassin shows up at the hospital, Langdon and his doctor, Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), make ….

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Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (Universal Home Entertainment) is a blend of satire and gore from the 90-year-old legendary filmmaker, who has been making low-budget flicks since the mid-1950s with such titles as The Beast With a Million Eyes, Swamp Women, and Not of This Earth. The performances in his latest effort are broad, bordering on camp and sometimes becoming wild excursions into B moviemaking.

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Swamp People: Season 7 (Lionsgate) is a History Channel series on the alligator hunting season in Louisiana, which begins on the first Wednesday in September and lasts for 30 days. During this period, several alligator hunters earn most of their yearly income from a risky hunt that relies on experience, the weather, and stringent wildlife laws. Hunters are issued a limited number of tags that must be attached to their kills. Once they “tag out” — run out of tags — they are not permitted to kill any additional alligators.

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In The Accountant (Warner Home Video), Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a high-functioning autistic man whose mathematical skills have attracted various underworld figures to seek him out to cook their books. Wolff is good at this job, and has managed to survive many encounters with dangerous clients. Operating from a modest storefront in …

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The Birth of a Nation (20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment) takes its title from the infamous D.W. Griffith feature of the early silent era that depicted black people as unflattering stereotypes and treated the Ku Klux Klan as the saviors of the South. The current film is based on actual events. Its borrowed title reflects the intention of its director and lead …

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The Red Skelton Hour In Color (Time Life) contains 12 episodes of the variety show in color, some of which have not been seen in 50 years. The 3-disc set features the last episodes of The Red Skelton Show, which premiered in September, 1951, and ran for over 20 years — one of the longest-running TV variety shows of all time. The son of a circus clown, Skelton created an array of comic characters including Sheriff Deadeye, country bumpkin Clem Kadiddlehopper, seagull commentators Gertrude and …

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