Trailer: “Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks” (2020)

Trailer: “Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks” (2020) BBC America has unveiled the trailer for the holiday special “Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks” which hits on New Year’s Day. https://videopress.com/v/D8bvapSy?preloadContent=metadata With the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) having been taken prisoner, her companions must find a way to protect Earth in her absence. The team …

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“The Bill: Series Six” (1990)

“The Bill: Series 6” (1990) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Sgt. Alec Peters: "Best thing to do is to close your office …

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“The Bill: Series Five” (1989)

“The Bill: Series Five” (1989) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Gary Olsen, Trudie Goodwin, Peter Dean, Jon Croft, Gary Hailes, Colin McCormack, Chris Jenkinson, Richard Huw, Jon Iles and Paul McKenzie DC Mike Dashwood: "Anything else?" DI Burnside: "Yeah, a garage full of bricks." DC Mike Dashwood: "What kind of bricks?" DI Burnside: "The …

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DVD review: “Upstairs Downstairs” (1971 – 1975)

“Upstairs Downstairs” (1971 - 1975) Television/Drama Sixty-eight Episodes Created by: Jean Marsh, Eileen Atkins, John Hawkesworth and John Whitney Featuring: David Langton, Rachel Gurney, Simon Williams, Nicola Pagett, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Patsy Smart, Jean Marsh, George Innes, Evin Crowley, Pauline Collins, Christopher Beeny, Jenny Tomasin, John Alderton,Meg Wynn Owen, Lesley-Anne Down, Jacqueline Tong, Hannah Gordon, Gareth Hunt, Karen Dotrice and Joan Benham James Bellamy: [during shooting] “Tell me, do you ever regret not becoming a gamekeeper like your father?” Hudson: “I never …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 – 2018)

“Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 - 2018) Drama/Science Fiction 26 Episodes Developed by: Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro and Matt Wheeler Featuring: Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja, Ian Anthony Dale, Melia Kreiling and Ashley Thomas Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD is yet another semi high concept network who that is attempting to rival streamers and cable channels with …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Crown – Series Three” (2019)

“The Crown – Series Three” (2019) Television Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Peter Morgan Featuring: Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O'Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell and Andrew Buchan Queen Elizabeth II: “You were my guardian angel. The roof over my head. The spine in my back. The iron in my heart. You were the compass …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mulan” (2020)

“Mulan” (2020) Action Running tine: 115 minutes Written by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin Directed by: Niki Caro Featuring: Yifei Liu , Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li and Jet Li Xian Lang: [to Mulan] “When they find out who you are, they will show you no mercy.” Released this week on 4K Blu-ray is the …

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Trailer: “Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” (2020)

Trailer: “Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” (2020) A new trailer is out for “Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” which is essentially a new cut of “The Godfather Part III”. Having recently recut and re-released both “Apocalypse Now” and “The Cotton Club” in the past two …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Military Wives” (2020)

“Military Wives” (2020) Drama/Comedy Running time: 112 minutes Written by: Rachel Tunnard and Rosanne Flynn Directed by: Peter Cattaneo Featuring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng and Greg Wise Lisa: [about the singing at the very first choir rehearsal] “It was like incantations of a bunch of witches.” Released recently on both DVD and Blu-ray is the English drama “Military Wives” (2020), …

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Trailer: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021)

Trailer: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021) Following its first trailer release at DC Fandome and then subsequent pulling due to a legal dispute over its song use, HBO Max has now revealed the new trailer for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” – his recut of the 2017 DC Comics team-up film. https://videopress.com/v/oco0CNIZ?preloadContent=metadata This trailer is pretty …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Hammer House of Horror” (1980)

“Hammer House of Horror” (1980) Television/Horror Thirteen Episodes Created by: Roy Skeggs Featuring: Jon Finch, Warren Clarke, James Cosmo, Denholm Elliott, Geoffrey Beavers, Nicholas Ball, Janet Fielding, Peter Cushing, Brian Cox, Diana Dors, Pierce Brosnan, Barbara Ewing and Gareth Thomas Narrator: “Have you ever spent the night in an empty theatre?” Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD …

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Streaming review: “Greenland” (2020)

“Greenland” (2020) Thriller/Sci-Fi Running Time: 119 minutes Written by: Chris Sparling Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh Featuring: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman and Hope Davis John Garrity: “I swear, I’m going to get my family into that bunker." Clayton: “I know you will, John.” Released last week to on-demand services is the latest Gerard Butler action movie “Greenland” …

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Film review: “Misbehaviour” (2020)

“Misbehaviour” (2020) Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written by: Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe Featuring: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear Sally Alexander: [speaking on TV about The Miss World Competition] “The only other forum in which participants are weighed, measured and publicly examined before being assigned their value is a cattle market.” Coming …

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Blu-ray review: “Hard Eight” (1996)

“Hard Eight” (1996) Drama Running Time: 102 minutes Written and directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson  Featuring: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson Sydney: “Hey. Hey!” John: [raises his head] “What?” Sydney: “You want a cup of coffee? You want a cigarette?” John: [groggily] “What?” Sydney: “I'm a guy that's offering to give you a cigarette... buy you a cup …

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DVD review: “Radioactive” (2019)

“Radioactive” (2019) Drama Running time: 109 minutes Written by: Jack Thorne based on Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss Directed by: Marjane Satrapi Featuring: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard and Anya Taylor-Joy Pierre Curie: “Your main problem, Marie, is your arrogance.” Marie Curie: “My main problem is you. And the fact that I love you so utterly.” Released recently …

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DVD review: “Westside – Season 1 – 6” (2015-2020)

"Westside - Season 1 - 6" (2015-2020) TV series/Drama 44 Episodes Created by: James Griffin & Rachel Lang Featuring: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Dan Musgrove, Esther Stephens, Todd Emerson, Pana Hema-Taylor, Xavier Horan, Sophie Hambleton, Reef Ireland, Ashleigh Cummings Ted: "No rhinos around here mate: just a pig dressed as a ponce." Released on …

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Trailer: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2020)

Trailer: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2020) Netflix has released the official trailer for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the feature adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s Tony Award-nominated play. https://videopress.com/v/FA3yRZCi?preloadContent=metadata Chicago, 1927. In a recording session, tensions rise between the trailblazing singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her young and ambitious trumpeter (Chadwick Boseman) who aspired …

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DVD review: “Greed” (2019)

“Greed” (2019) Drama Running time: 104 minutes Written and Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Asa Butterfield, Dinita Gohil, Sophie Cookson, Jonny Sweet, Asim Chaudhry, Shirley Henderson, and Isla Fisher Samantha: “No one reads the Mail Online, it's cleavage clickbait!” Sir Richard McCreadie: “Yeah, except I'M the tit this time.” Released on DVD is the latest collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom and …

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Trailer: “News of the World” (2020)

Trailer: “News of the World” (2020) Universal Pictures has released a new full trailer for the period western drama “News of the World” which sees the re-teaming of “Captain Phillips” actor Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass. https://videopress.com/v/iAE9jkB1?preloadContent=metadata Based on Paulette Jiles’ 2016 novel and adapted by Luke Davies (“Lion”), the story begins five years …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020)

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020) Drama/Thriller 122 Minutes Written & directed by: Vince Gilligan Featuring: Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, Charles Baker, Matt Jones, Robert Forster, Jonathan Banks and Bryan Cranston Walter White: “You’re really lucky, you know that? You didn’t have to wait your whole life to do something special.” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the followup …

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