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Trailer: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019)

About “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019): The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for […]

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Trailer: “Hotel Mumbai” (2019)

Trailer: “Hotel Mumbai” (2019) “Hotel Mumbai” is based on the true story of the devastating terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in 2008. The terrifying assault brings together the guests and staff of the luxurious hotel including wealthy new parents David and Zahra (Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi), Russian businessman Vasili (Jason Issacs) and newly promoted waiter Arjun […]

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Television review: “Doctor Who – The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” (Episode 10, Season 11)

“Doctor Who – The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” (Episode 10, Season 11) Television/Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Produced by: Chris Chibnall Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill The Doctor: “Don’t quote my own rules back at me!”  This weeks episode “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” marks the final one of the eleventh season of “Doctor Who” (1963 – present) […]

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Film review: “Ghost Stories” (2017) 

“Ghost Stories” (2017)  Drama/Thriller/Horror Running Time: 98 minutes Written & directed by: Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson Featuring: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Paul Whitehouse Mike Priddle:“It’s funny, isn’t it? How it’s always the last key that unlocks everything.” The new film “Ghost Stories” (2017) released this week in New Zealand cinemas is the most unusual of genre movies, one that incorporates […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018)

4K Blu-ray review: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018) Drama Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee Directed by: Spike Lee Featuring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace Flip Zimmerman: “What kind of stuff do you guys do?” Klansman: “Cross burnings, marches, this is fixing to be a big year for us.” Critical Commentary: […]

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Television review: “Doctor Who – It takes you away” (Episode 9, Season 11)

Television review: “Doctor Who – It takes you away” (Episode 9, Season 11) Television/Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Produced by: Chris Chibnall Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill Ryan: “Come on Grandad”  This weeks episode “It takes you away” marks one the penultimate episode of the eleventh season of “Doctor Who” (1963 – present) which has seen, I believe, some very […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Mile 22” (2018) 

“Mile 22” (2018)  Action/Thriller Running Time: 94 minutes Written by: Lea Carpenter Directed by: Peter Berg Featuring: Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, and Ronda Rousey  James Silva: “Are you feeling calm, Alice?” Alice Kerr:  “No, not even a little bit. Are you?”   James Silva: “Me? I’m totally calm.”  Alice Kerr: “That’s because you’re mentally unstable.” James Silva: “Thank you.” Released this week on Blu-ray […]

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Television review: “Doctor Who – The Witchfinders” (Episode 8, Season 11)

Television review: “Doctor Who – The Witchfinders” (Episode 8, Season 11) Television/Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Produced by: Chris Chibnall Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill The Doctor:“I am the Witchfinders…. assistant?”  This weeks episode “The Witchfinders” marks one of the final episodes of the eleventh season of “Doctor Who” (1963 – present) which has seen, I believe, some very […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “The Meg” (2018)

“The Meg” (2018) Action Running Time: 113 minutes Written by: Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber Directed by: Jon Turteltaub Featuring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis Jonas Taylor: “My God. It’s a megalodon.” Morris: “He’s kidding, right?” Critical Commentary: As the Summer movie season winds down one of the more stranger entries into the madness […]

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DVD review: “The Gifted – Season One” (2017- present)

“The Gifted – Season One” (2017- present)  Sci-Fi/Action/Drama Episodes: 13 episodes Created by:  Matt Nix Featuring: Stephen Moyer,  Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Coby Bell, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, and Emma Dumont Kate Strucker:“I just can’t believe there wasn’t any warning.” Lauren Strucker: “Mom, accept it. Andy is a mutant. That’s how mutant abilities first appear – it’s moments of stress or danger. […]

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DVD review: “The Path: Season One” (2015)

“The Path: Season One” (2015)  Television/Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Jessica Goldberg Featuring: Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Greenwell, Rockmond Dunbar, Kyle Allen, Amy Forsyth, Sarah Jones, Hugh Dancy, Paul James The Path:“Those who ascend The Ladder of Enlightenment will live forever in The Garden.” This month sees the release of the first season of the television series “The Path” (2016-2018) which is based around the […]

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DVD review: “Welcome the Stranger” (2018)

“Welcome the Stranger” (2018) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 94 minutes Written & directed by: Justin Kelly Featuring: Abbey Lee, Caleb Landry Jones and Riley Keough Alice: “People lie by saying they are happy when they’re not. Not the other way around.” This month sees the release of a movie that barely made a ripple when released in international cinemas, which is completely understandable when […]

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Trailer: “The Lego Movie 2”

THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mission: Impossible – Fallout ” (2018)

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout ” (2018) Thriller Running Time: 147 minutes Written by: Christopher McQuarrie Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie Featuring:  Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Henry Cavill and Angela Bassett August Walker: “How many times has Hunt’s government betrayed him, disavowed him, cast him aside? How long before a man like that has had enough?” Critical Commentary: Say what you want […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Equalizer 2” (2018)

“The Equalizer 2” (2018) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 129 minutes Written by: Richard Wenk Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Featuring: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman Robert McCall: “They killed my friend. So I’m going to kill each and every one of them. And the only disappointment is that I only get to do it once.” After four years star Denzel Washington […]