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THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Animated comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY arrives on Digital Dec. 24 and on Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 21 from UniversalEveryone’s favorite creepy and kooky family is back in the “frighteningly funny and fresh” (Rosie Knight, IGN) animated feature film, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, arriving on Digital December 24, 2019 and on Blu-ray™️, DVD and On Demand January 21, 2020 from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The very first full-length animated film about the eccentric and unconventional family, THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Blu-ray™️, DVD and Digital showcase the wonderfully weird world of the Addams family with a variety of exclusive bonus features not seen in theaters including deleted and extended scenes, an interactive charades game with Thing, behind-the-scenes footage, music lyric videos and more! Filled with wildly funny moments and a fresh take on the beloved characters created by Charles Addams, THE ADDAMS FAMILY celebrates the uniqueness of every family and delivers spooky fun all year long...

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Coming-of-Age Drama TWIN FLOWER on DVD and Digital
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Coming-of-Age Drama TWIN FLOWER arrives on DVD and Digital Dec. 24 from Film MovementDirector Laura Luchetti's Strikingly Photographed Sophomore Effort - an Official Selection of TIFF and Nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at Seattle - Arrives on DVD with the Bonus Short Film "Cerdita."

SYNOPSIS
In writer-director Laura Luchetti's strikingly photographed second feature, two teenage runaways forge a relationship haunted by their respective pasts. Anna (Anastasiya Bogach) is eluding a human trafficker for whom her father worked, and Basim (Kallil Kone) is a refugee from the Ivory Coast in search of gainful employment. Together they embark on a dangerous trip across the tough but breathtaking terrain of Sardinia in the hopes of overcoming their personal demons. The remarkable chemistry between Bogach and Kone-both nonprofessional actors-carries Luchetti's powerful film about coming of age in the throes of the refugee crisis...

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season One
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season One Now AvailableCall of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Season One, featuring the new Battle Pass as well as the largest free content offering in Call of Duty history, is available now. Starting today with Season One, players across all platforms can jump in together to play new multiplayer maps, modes, co-op experiences, in-game events and more. In addition, the new Modern Warfare Battle Pass System gives players more ways to customize their experience by earning new content, including base weapons, weapon blueprints, weapon charms, and other vanity items just by playing the game.

The Season One Battle Pass can be purchased using Call of Duty Points unlocking access to up to 100 tiers of new earnable content. Plus, players who complete the Battle Pass will earn even more Call of Duty Points than the cost they paid for the pass itself, delivering a ton of value. Players can also purchase the Battle Pass Bundle which includes all the same earnable content plus 20 tier skips for instant access to cool new equipment...

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ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP debuts on Digital Dec. 24 and on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 21 from Sony PicturesRemember to limber up and beware of bathrooms, as Woody Harrelson (Venom), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Abigail Breslin (“Scream Queens”) and Emma Stone (La La Land) return to the United States of Zombieland ten years after their first undead adventure for Ruben Fleischer’s long-awaited ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP coming to Digital December 24 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD January 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Experience an all-new adventure with some of your favorite zombie apocalypse survivors, as well as newcomers Rosario Dawson (TV’s “The Defenders”), Zoey Deutch (TV’s “The Politician”), Luke Wilson (Old School), Avan Jogia (Shaft), and Thomas Middleditch (TV’s “Silicon Valley”).

Set one decade after the events of the first film, ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP finds Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), and Wichita (Emma Stone) working together as a well-oiled, zombie-killing machine with a new home in...

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JOKER on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Joaquin Phoenix stars in JOKER on Digital Dec. 17 and on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 7 from Warner Bros.Directed, co-written and produced by Oscar nominee, Todd Phillips, “Joker” stars Joaquin Phoenix in this character study of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham City’s fractured society.

“Joker” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.

ABOUT THE FILM
Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) longs for any light to shine on him. Trying his hand as a stand-up comic, he finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events...

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GEMINI MAN on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Will Smith stars in GEMINI MAN on Digital Dec. 23 and on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 14 from ParamountCalled “visually stunning” (Yolanda Machado, GQ) and “a true breakthrough for action cinema” (Max Evry, ComingSoon.net), director Ang Lee’s action-packed thrill ride GEMINI MAN arrives on Digital December 23, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD January 14, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Digital**, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over an hour of fascinating bonus content, including an alternate opening, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes explorations of the film’s groundbreaking technology, interviews with the cast and crew, and more.

Also, in a first for Paramount, the 4K Ultra HD disc is encoded in 60FPS (frames-per-second) for exceptional sharpness and clarity vs. the standard 24FPS and also includes an exclusive visual effects scene breakdown presented by WETA in 60FPS, Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range.

The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases present the film in Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors...

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Holly Near: Singing For Our Lives on DVD and Digital
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Holly Near: Singing For Our Lives arrives on DVD and Digital Dec. 17 from Omnibus and Film MovementFrom 4-time Emmy Award®-winner Jim Brown Comes This Doc Featuring New Interviews with Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Ronnie Gilbert and Kevin Bacon, Bonus Live Performances and Interviews and an Additional 8 Minutes Not Seen on the Original American Masters® Broadcast.

Singer, songwriter, and social activist Holly Near has been performing for well over 50 years and in the process created what Gloria Steinem called, "the first soundtrack of the women's movement." From small-town Northern California to sold-out shows on some of the most iconic stages to million-person peace marches, HOLLY NEAR: SINGING FOR OUR LIVES documents the story of the activist and her art. Soaring anthems that call for women's rights, gay rights, anti-war protests and all human rights, Near's music speaks directly to the world's young political activists of today. It also serves as an important testament to a time-a time of protest and coalition building, and the weaving of a multicultural consciousness always rooted in contemporary activism...

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The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects
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The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects: The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers, 1st Edition.

The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to visual storytelling, help deal with production limitations, and reduce budget costs. Yet for many directors, producers, editors, and cinematographers, visual effects remain an often misunderstood aspect of media production.

In this book, award-winning VFX supervisor and instructor Eran Dinur introduces readers to visual effects from the filmmaker’s perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to...

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Nightstick Dual-Light Rechargeable LED Lanterns
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Nightstick Launches IS-Certified Dual-Light Rechargeable LED LanternsNightstick, a global manufacturer of innovative, professional lighting products, announces the VIRIBUS™ series of rechargeable IS-certified lanterns with an industry-first independent downward floodlight.

Available in green and red, the 210-lumen ATEX/IECEX, Class I Div 1 VIRIBUS™ XPR-5580G and XPR-5580R and red 1100-lumen Class 1 Div 2 XPR-5581RX Intrinsically Safe Rechargeable Lanterns are Nightstick’s latest solutions for industrial and hazardous environment workers who demand reliable certified handheld lights. Featuring a dedicated downward-facing independent floodlight that provides 200 lumens on high, 100 on medium and 30 on low, navigating walkways, descending stairwells or reading service panel labels has never been easier with the 5580G/R. In Dual-Light™ mode, the 5580’s spotlight and floodlight together provide the user 300 lumens of total light for more than nine hours...

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Hands-On Machine Learning with R
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Hands-On Machine Learning with R, 1st Edition from CRC PressCRC Press has published Hands-On Machine Learning with R, 1st Edition. Hands-on Machine Learning with R provides a practical and applied approach to learning and developing intuition into today’s most popular machine learning methods.

This book serves as a practitioner’s guide to the machine learning process and is meant to help the reader learn to apply the machine learning stack within R, which includes using various R packages such as glmnet, h2o, ranger, xgboost, keras, and others to effectively model and gain insight from their data. The book favors a hands-on approach, providing an intuitive understanding of machine learning concepts through concrete examples and just a little bit of theory.

Throughout this book, the reader will be exposed to the entire machine learning process including feature engineering, resampling, hyperparameter tuning, model evaluation, and interpretation...

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Western Stars on Blu-ray and Digital
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Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars arrives on Blu-ray and Digital December 19 from Warner Bros.Experience the concert of a lifetime when “Western Stars” arrives on Blu-ray and Digital. A cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest globally successful album of the same name, “Western Stars” was directed by Springsteen and his longtime collaborator Thom Zimny, marking Springsteen’s directorial debut.

Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, “Western Stars” marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West—both the mythic and the hardscrabble—weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story.

Western Stars, which is Springsteen’s 19th studio album, has achieved worldwide success and earned rave reviews...

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COUNTDOWN on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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New Horror-Thriller COUNTDOWN arrives on Digital Jan. 7 and on Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 21 from UniversalWhat if your phone could tell you when you’re going to die? Would you want to know? There’s a killer new app in COUNTDOWN, the terrifyingly original and inventive horror-thriller arrives on Digital January 7, 2020 and on Blu-ray™️, DVD and On Demand January 21, 2020 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, the “fun and thrilling” (Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish Conjurings) film follows a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail, “You”), who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. With only three days left to live and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Combining “jump scares around every corner” (Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times) and intense suspense, COUNTDOWN chronicles a frightening twist on the consequence of technology’s invasion of our lives.

Lail leads the contemporary horror flick alongside a fantastic supporting cast, including...

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Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital
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Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture debuts on Digital Nov. 26 and on Blu-ray, DVD Dec. 17 from UniversalDOWNTON ABBEY, the global sensation hailed as “a grand, cinematic experience” (Mike Reyes, Cinemablend) welcomes fans back for a spectacular homecoming on Digital November 26, 2019 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on December 17, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Earning an “A” CinemaScore, the film, which is celebrated by critics as “a true love letter to the fans” (Catalina Combs, Black Girl Nerds), arrives just in time for the holiday season with a broad variety of bonus features, including exclusive conversations with the cast, deleted scenes and a series recap that whisks audiences away to a world of grandeur.

Based on Carnival Films’ Emmy® award-winning television series, the feature DOWNTON ABBEY sees the original cast return, alongside a host of newcomers. The incredible ensemble cast been applauded by critics as “funny and charming as ever” (Caroline Siede, The A.V. Club). The film chronicles the Crawley family one year after the conclusion of the series, as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: an impending visit from the Royal Family. Join the glitz, glamour and spectacle as the special visit unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue on the fan-favorite family and its staff members. Lauded as “a delight” (Stephanie Zacharek, TIME), the film comes from the series screenwriter and producer Julian Fellowes, and producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge...

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White Space Is Not Your Enemy
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White Space Is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually Through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design, 3rd EditionCRC Press has published White Space Is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually Through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design, 3rd Edition.

White Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats—from web to print. Sections on Gestalt theory, color theory, and WET layout are expanded to offer more in-depth content on those topics.

This new edition features new covering current trends in web design—Mobile-first, UI/UX design, and web typography—and how they affect a designer’s approach to a project. The entire book will receive an update using new examples and images that show a more diverse set of graphics that go beyond print and web and focus on tablet, mobile and advertising designs...

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SHUTTER ISLAND on 4K Ultra HD Steelbook
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SHUTTER ISLAND arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in a Limited Edition Steelbook February 11 from ParamountCelebrate the 10th anniversary of director Martin Scorsese’s atmospheric thriller SHUTTER ISLAND, arriving for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 11, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Debuting just prior to the film’s original release date (February 19, 2010), the 4K Ultra HD will be available in a Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook.

Based on the best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane, SHUTTER ISLAND follows U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he navigates what appears to be a routine investigation that quickly turns sinister. The film is the fourth of five collaborations (to date) by Scorsese and DiCaprio. Featuring an all-star cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Syndow, and Michelle Williams, SHUTTER ISLAND “sizzles with so much suspense that it’s hot to the touch” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).

The 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo in a Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook includes...

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