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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Home Video) is the title of a book mentioned in the novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and later inspired a novel by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that Warner Brothers adapted into the newly released movie. What may appear an entirely commercial decision to milk a cash cow still further is actually a film with great charm and a wonderful menagerie of imaginative creatures.

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Why Him? (20th Century-Fox) is a broad comedy starring Bryan Cranston as Ned Fleming, owner of a struggling Grand Rapids printing business, whose daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) has a boyfriend she’d like him to meet over Christmas. That boyfriend is Laird Mayhew (James Franco), a Silicon Valley millionaire who is overly eager to impress his potential father-in-law.

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Live By Night (Warner Home Video), the new film starring and directed by Ben Affleck, is a Prohibition Era gangster tale of dangerous romance, vengeance, and underworld politics necessitated by changing times. Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, an Irish-American World War I vet from Boston who turns to a life of crime after returning home from …

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Miss Sloane (20th Century-Fox) of the title is Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain, The Help), an intelligent ice queen of a Capitol Hill lobbyist whose entire life is her work. She is self-assured, determined, focused, and goal oriented, qualities considered admirable and enviable in a man but rub many the wrong way in a woman. Working in a …

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Fences (Paramount Home Entertainment) stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who recreate their Tony Award-winning Broadway roles in this adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play. Troy Maxson (Washington) is a hard-working sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was broken only after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson takes out his frustrations on his loved ones.

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em>The ‘Mama’s Family’ Favorites Collection (Time Life) features highlights from all six seasons of Mama’s Family, which originally aired from 1983 to 1990, first on NBC and then, after a two-year hiatus, in first-run syndication. Mama’s Family originated on “The Carol Burnett Show,” which lasted 11 seasons on CBS. On the Burnett show, the sketch was called The Family and featured the …

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Man Down (Lionsgate) stars Shia LaBeouf as U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer who, when he returns from his tour in Afghanistan, finds that the place he once called home has become a ravaged wasteland. Accompanied by his best friend, hard-nosed Marine Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), he searches desperately for the location of his estranged son, Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell), and wife Natalie (Kate Mara). In their …

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We Are the Flesh (Arrow Video) is a bizarre Mexican horror film that offers a grim portrait of humanity. A young brother and sister (Diego Gamaliel, Maria Evoli), roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit (Noe Hernandez). He puts them to work constructing a huge, cavernous structure where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening world under …

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Allied (Paramount Home Entertainment) a wartime thriller with a large helping of romance, stars Brad Pitt as Max Vatan, a Royal Canadian Air Force wing commander on a top-secret mission in Casablanca. He has agreed to pose as the husband of French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Under Marianne’s guidance, they …

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Blood on the Mountain (Virgil Films) is a documentary that spotlights the long-term impacts of coal mining on the American public and the planet. Over the course of many years, the coal industry has transformed the development of coal. The need for both coal and labor has placed a massive burden on many ….

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