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As the world awaits a new chapter in the Indiana Jones saga, set for release next year, fans might have to tide themselves over with “Monuments,” which has nothing to do with high adventure and big thrills, but writer/director Jack C. Newell is prepared to show his love for the film series throughout this unusual picture. The production has plenty of quirk to go around, but Newell mostly concentrates on the grieving process, creating a journey for the lead character as he confronts the pain of loss and the panic of sharing such an event with others. Mix in some psychological fracture and references to the cinematic odysseys of Henry Jones, Jr, and here’s one bizarre endeavor. Thankfully, “Monuments” is sold with a decent sense of humor, credible heartbreak, and sharp editing (from David Burkart), keeping this oddball effort on the move as Newell works to figure out just what kind of movie he’s ultimately making. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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