DVD review: “Flee” (2021)

“Flee” (2021) Documentary Running Time: 90 minutes Written by: Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Amin Nawabi Directed by: Jonas Poher Rasmussen Amin (9-11 years old): “We have no idea what's going to happen. to us. Nobody tells us anything. The journalists come and film us. We hope something will happen, but no. They go home to make …

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DVD review: “Drive my Car” (2021)

“Drive my Car” (2021) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written by: Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe Directed by: Ryusuke Hamaguchi Featuring: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tōko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Park Yu-rim, Jin Dae-yeon, Sonia Yuan, Ahn Hwitae, Perry Dizon, Satoko Abe and Masaki Okada Kôshi Takatsuki: “But even if you think you know someone well, even if you love that person deeply, you …

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DVD review: “Joe 90” (1968 – 1969)

“Joe 90” (1968 – 1969)  Television / Sci-Fi Thirty Episodes Created by: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson Featuring: Keith Alexander, Sylvia Anderson, Rupert Davies, Gary Files, Len Jones, Martin King, David Healy, Jeremy Wilkin, Liz Morgan and Shane Rimmer Released recently on DVD is the 1970s science fiction series “Joe 90” (1968 – 1969), one of the many series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson using their self-named and patented ‘Supermarionation’ that has …

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DVD review: “Cuckoo” (2012 – 2019) 

“Cuckoo” (2012 - 2019)  Television / Comedy Thirty Three Episodes Created by: Robin French and Kieron Quirke Featuring: Andy Samberg, Taylor Lautner, Andie MacDowell, Greg Davies, Tamla Kari, Esther Smith, Tyger Drew-Honey, Helen Baxendale, Matt Lacey and Kenneth Collard Cuckoo: “I gave this speech on our wedding day. Now I’d like to give it again with clothes on and you, our family, present.” Recently released on …

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DVD review: “The Larkins: Series One” (2021) 

“The Larkins: Series One” (2021)  Television / Drama Six Episodes Written by: Simon Nye and Abigail Wilson based The Darling Buds of May by H. E. Bates Directed by: Andy De Emmony Featuring: Bradley Walsh, Joanna Scanlan, Sabrina Bartlett and Tok Stephen Jasmine Brown: “Angela and I graduated through virginity together.” Recently released on DVD is “The Larkins: Series One” (2021) which is only the most recent …

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DVD review: “The Worst Person in the World” (2021)

“The Worst Person in the World” (2021) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written by: Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier Directed by: Joachim Trier Featuring: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum Narrator: “She said she was terrified of being alone. Terrified of living without him. That when she left, she'd be like Bambi on the ice. And that was precisely …

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The 2023 Oscar Nominations

The 2023 Oscar Nominations The 95th Academy Awards nominations have just been announced this morning by hosts Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams with “Everything Everywhere All At Once” leading the pack with eleven nominations. Best Picture“All Quiet on the Western Front”“Avatar: The Way of Water”“The Banshees of Inisherin”“Elvis”“Everything Everywhere All At Once”“The Fabelmans”“TAR”“Top Gun: Maverick”“Triangle …

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Blu-ray review: “The Adventures of Merlin” (2008 – 2012) 

“The Adventures of Merlin” (2008 - 2012)  Television / Fantasy Sixty Five Episodes Created by: Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy Featuring: Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head, Richard Wilson, John Hurt and Nathaniel Parker [introduction to each episode] The Dragon: [voiceover] “In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on …

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DVD review: “Mass” (2001)

“Mass” (2001) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written and directed by: Fran Kranz  Featuring: Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton Kendra: “Well, I'm grateful to see you all together finally. May I say that. And I'm hopeful that we all think that this was a good thing to do by the time we leave here today.” Released recently …

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DVD review: “The Tomorrow People” (1973 – 1979) 

“The Tomorrow People” (1973 - 1979)  Television / Science Fiction Sixty Eight Episodes Created by: Roger Price Featuring: Nicholas Young, Elizabeth Adare, Peter Vaughan-Clarke, Philip Gilbert, Stephen Salmon, Sammie Winmill, Dean Lawrence, Mike Holoway, Misako Koba and Nigel Rhodes John: “I wonder if all those people who are desperate to have a close encounter of some kind have ever really thought about what …

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Blu-ray review: “The Avengers: The Emma Peel Collection” (1965 – 1967) 

“The Avengers: The Emma Peel Collection” (1965 - 1967)  Television Thriller  Fifty Episodes Created by: Sydney Newman Featuring: Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg John Steed: “Mrs. Peel, we're needed.” Released recently on Blu-ray on the Imprint label is “The Avengers: The Emma Peel Collection” (1965 - 1967) two seasons concentrating on the Emma Peel's character within the series. …

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Blu-ray review: “School Ties” (1992)

“School Ties” (1992) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written by: Dick Wolf and Darryl Ponicsan Directed by: Robert Mandel Featuring: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery, Cole Hauser, Ben Affleck and Anthony Rapp Charlie Dillon: “You know something? I'm still gonna get into Harvard. And in 10 years no one will remember any of this. But you'll still be a goddamn Jew.” David …

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DVD review: “A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 – 3” (2018 – 2022)

"A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 - 3" (2018 - 2022) Television/Drama/Fantasy Twenty Five Episodes Created by: Deborah Harkness Featuring:  Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford Matthew Clairmont: "Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to the humans now. We, creatures, have all but disappeared. Daemons... vampires... witches... …

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DVD review: “Lewis: The Complete Series” (2006-2015)

“Lewis: The Complete Series” (2006-2015) Television Forty Episodes Created by: Colin Dexter Featuring: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Rebecca Front, Clare Holman, Angela Griffin and Steve Toussaint [examining the scene of a murder - the victim has been hit over the head with a large mirror] Dr. Laura Hobson: “The jugular vein and carotid arteries were sliced right through.” DS James Hathaway: “By a piece of …

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DVD review: “Good Girls: Season Three” (2020)

"Good Girls: Season Three" (2020) Television/Drama Eleven Episodes Created by: Jenna Bans Featuring: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Isaiah Stannard and Matthew Lillard Jane Boland: [narrating] “Girls today can be anything. CEO, Olympic gold medalist, even a Supreme Court Justice. We've finally broken that glass ceiling. And, wow, sure looks good from the top.” "Good …

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DVD review: “Keeping Faith – Season 1 – 3” (2021)

“Keeping Faith – Season 1 - 3” (2021) Television Drama Twenty Episodes Created by: Matthew Hall Featuring: Eve Myles, Hannah Daniel, Matthew Gravelle, Bradley Freegard, Mark Lewis Jones, Mali Harries and Aneirin Hughes Megan: "People just don't go missing, even I know that." Released recently on DVD is season 1,2 and 3 of the Welsh drama "Keeping Faith" that features Eve Myles in …

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Blu-ray review: “Barabbas” (1961)

“Barabbas” (1961) Biblical Drama Running Time: 137 minutes Written by: Nigel Balchin, Diego Fabbri, Christopher Fry and Salvatore Quasimodo based on Barabbas by Pär Lagerkvist Directed by: Richard Fleischer Featuring:  Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Katy Jurado, Arthur Kennedy, Harry Andrews, Ernest Borgnine, Vittorio Gassman and Jack Palance Pontius Pilate: “It seemed to me at the time, Barabbas, when you were given your liberty before, it wasn't a fortunate exchange. They were calling for death …

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Blu-ray review: “Nobody’s Fool” (1994)

“Nobody’s Fool” (1994) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written and directed by: Robert Benton based on Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo Featuring: Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gene Saks, Josef Sommer, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Philip Bosco Carl Roebuck: “Sixty years old and still getting crushes on other men's wives. I would hope by the time I'm your age, I'm a …

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4K Blu-ray Review: “Almost Famous” (2000)

“Almost Famous” (2000) Drama Running Time: 161 minutes Written and directed by: Cameron Crowe Featuring: Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor and Philip Seymour Hoffman Penny Lane: “I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriosuly, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if …

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Blu-ray review: “The Music of Chance” (1993)

“The Music of Chance” (1993) Drama Running Time: 98 minutes Written by: Paul Auster, Belinda Haas and Philip Haas based on The Music of Chance by Paul Auster Directed by: Philip Haas Featuring: James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Durning, Joel Grey, Samantha Mathis and Chris Penn Jack Pozzi: “No Problem partner I’ll show you my stuff you’ll be so impressed your mouth will drop …

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