New on DVD: ‘Synchronic’ takes twists through time
One man’s treacherous time-travel tops the new DVD releases for the week of Jan. 26. “Synchronic”: Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) have worked together as New Orleans EMTs for decades, and as such, their flaws and their wounds sit near the surface of their friendship. Frequently hungover Steve is in his 40s and still partying; Dennis resents this, as well as his role as husband to Tara (Katie Aselton) and dad to Brianna (Ally Ionannides), who’s leaving home soon. But things shift after a bizarre, disturbing call from dispatch, wherein Steve is stabbed and they find a long serr...
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Editorial: Pell Grant expansion opens doors to higher ed
This year’s pandemic-fueled economic downturn has not been felt equally throughout the working population. Rather, it has painfully illustrated that jobs requiring a postsecondary credential tend not only to pay better but to also be more resilient. But enrollment at most state colleges has slumped during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for financial assistance have slowed. That’s why congressional action expanding access to federal need-based aid for higher education was a welcome inclusion in the year-end omnibus spending bill that landed on President Donald Trump’s desk this week. Once ...
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New on DVD: Look who's breaking bad in 'Better Call Saul: Season Five'
An acclaimed AMC series raises its stakes to extreme heights in the top new DVD releases for the week of Nov. 24.“Better Call Saul: Season Five”: Over the course of four seasons, we’ve seen Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) slowly devolve into his Saul Goodman persona, grappling with the death of his brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), his strange yet beautiful partnership with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), and deep down, his love of the game.That slow burn explodes this season, with Jimmy inserting himself into the drug war between Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton, whose deranged performance continues to delight) an...
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