DVD review: “A Discovery of Witches – Season Two” (2021)

“A Discovery of Witches – Season Two” (2021) Television/Drama/Fantasy Ten Episodes Written by various based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness Featuring: Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale,Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford, Trevor Eve and Lindsay Duncan Matthew Clairmont: “Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to the humans now. We, creatures, have all but …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Minari” (2020)

“Minari” (2020) Drama Running time: 115 minutes Written and directed by: Lee Isaac Chung Featuring: Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh-jung and Will Patton Soonja: “Minari is truly the best. It grows anywhere, like weeds. So anyone can pick and eat it. Rich or poor, anyone can enjoy it and be healthy. Minari can be put in …

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DVD review: “It’s a Sin” (2021)

“It’s a Sin” (2021) Television/Drama Five Episodes Written and created by: Russell T Davies Featuring: Olly Alexander, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West and Nathaniel Curtis “It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sinIt’s a sinEverything I’ve ever doneEverything I ever doEvery place I’ve ever beenEverywhere I’m going to IIt’s a sin” – Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin …

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DVD review: “Intelligence – Season One” (2020)

“Intelligence - Season One” (2020) Television/Comedy Six Episodes Written and created by: Nick Mohammed Featuring: David Schwimmer, Nick Mohammed, Jane Stanness, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Eliot Salt and Oliver Birch Joseph: “I have written a program that should be able to narrow down whether the person responsible for this cyber attach is male or female.” Recently released on DVD is the British …

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DVD review: “The Man from Snowy River – Series 1 – 4” (1994-1996)

“The Man from Snowy River – Series 1 - 4” (1994-1996) Television/Drama Sixty-five Episodes Based on Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River" Featuring: Andrew Clarke, Wendy Hughes, Brett Climo, Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce, Joelene Crnogorac, Sheryl Munks, Kristie Raymond, Josh Lucas, Amanda Douge and James Sherry Jessica Harrison: “If I'd wanted your help, mate, I would've asked for it.” Released this month on DVD is the …

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DVD review: “The Trip – Complete Movie Box Set”

"The Trip - Complete Movie Box Set" Drama/Comedy Created by: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Steve Coogan: "Originality is overrated." Released on DVD recently are the movie versions of all four series of the hit comedy "The Trip" featuring at its core actors …

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DVD review: “Deadliest Catch: Season 1 – 10” (2005-2013)

“Deadliest Catch: Season 1 – 10” (2005-2013) Television/Reality One hundred and forty-six episodes Created by: Thom Beers Narrated by: Mike Rowe Captain Phil Harries: “Now you know why lions eat their young!” Released recently on DVD are the first ten seasons of the reality television series “Deadliest Catch: Season 1 – 10” (2005-2013), which follows the lives of crab …

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

“Nomadland” (2020) Drama Running Time: 104 minutes Written by: Chloé Zhao based on Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder Directed by: Chloé Zhao Featuring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May and Swankie Bob: “One of the things I love most about this life is that there's no final goodbye. You know, I've met hundreds of people out here …

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DVD review: “Chick Fight” (2020)

“Chick Fight” (2020) Comedy Running time: 85 minutes Written by: Joseph Downey Directed by: Paul Leyden Featuring: Malin Åkerman, Bella Thorne, Dulcé Sloan, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Nash, Alec Mapa, Dominique Jackson, Fortune Feimster and Alec Baldwin Released recently on DVD is yet another misguided and seemingly pointless comedy in the form of “Chick Fight” (2020) which was obviously aimed at a certain audience but really leaves …

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DVD review: “George and Mildred” (1976-1979)

“George and Mildred” (1976-1979) Television/Comedy Thirty-eight episodes Created by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer Featuring: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn and Nicholas Bond-Owen George: “That's a lovely statue, Mildred.” Mildred: “Oh, thank you. It's symbolic, of course.” George: “You can see that, it hasn't got any what's-names.” Released recently on DVD is the UK comedy “George and Mildred” (1976-1979) which itself was a spin …

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DVD review: “Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020)

“Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020) Comedy Twenty-four episodes Created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Featuring: Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson Dorien Green: “Good afternoon, neighbours.” Sharon Theodopolopoudos: “It was, up until now.” Dorien Green: “Now, now, Sharon. Fat people are supposed to be jolly; it's a tradition.” Released this month on DVD is the first three seasons of the ITV comedy “Birds …

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Blu-ray review: “Soul” (2020)

“Soul” (2020) Animated Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Pete Docter, Mike Jones and Kemp Powers Directed by: Pete Docter Featuring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Questlove and Angela Bassett Jerry: “So what do you think you'll do? How are you gonna spend your life?” Joe: “I'm not sure. But I do know... I'm going to live every minute …

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DVD review: “Archenemy” (2020)

“Archenemy” (2020) Sci-Fi/Action Running time: 90 minutes Written and Directed by: Adam Egypt Mortimer Featuring: Joe Manganiello, Paul Scheer, Glenn Howerton, Zolee Griggs and Amy Seimetz Indigo: “I wanna make it rain … we should be going viral.”  Recently released on DVD is the sci-fi/action movie “Archenemy” (2020) featuring Joe Manganiello in the lead role as a somewhat powerless …

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Blu-ray review: “Five” (1951)

“Five” (1951) Sci-Fi/Horror Running time: 91 minutes Written and Directed by: Arch Oboler Featuring: William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubeš, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin and Earl Lee Michael: “He's dead, they're all dead! We live in a dead world! And I'm glad it's dead... cheap, honky-tonk of a world.” Released recently on Blu-ray for the very first time anywhere is …

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Blu-ray review: “The Apostle” (1997)

“The Apostle” (1997) Drama Running time: 134 minutes Written and Directed by: Robert Duvall Featuring:  Robert Duvall, John Beasley, Farrah Fawcett, Walton Goggins, Billy Bob Thornton, June Carter Cash, Miranda Richardson and Billy Joe Shaver  Sonny: “I'm a genuine, Holy Ghost, Jesus-filled preachin' machine this mornin'!” Released recently on the Australasian blu-ray Imprint label is the Robert Duvall written and directed drama "The …

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Blu-ray review: “Breakdown” (1997)

“Breakdown” (1997) Thriller Running time: 93 minutes Written and Directed by: Jonathan Mostow Featuring: Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh and Kathleen Quinlan Red Barr: “Now, before you get any half-baked ideas about calling in the cavalry, just remember we're gonna be watching you every step of the way. And we'll be listening to our police scanners. And if we …

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Trailer: “Those Who Wish Me Dead”

Trailer: “Those Who Wish Me Dead” Based on the 2014 novel by Michael Koryta, the story unfolds against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness and follows a fourteen-year-old boy (Finn Little) who witnesses a brutal murder. https://videopress.com/v/JKYlf92F?preloadContent=metadata He’s put into witness protection at a survival training program for troubled teens, meanwhile the two killers are …

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DVD review: “Bognor” (1981-1982)

“Bognor” (1981-1982) Television/Drama Twenty-one Episodes Created by: T.R. Bowen and Carey Harrison based on the novels written by Tim Heald Featuring: David Horovitch, Joanna McCallum, Ewan Roberts and Tim Meats Bognor: (While in bed with Monica, half naked and during champagne) "I have to get back to the Monastery, I have to be on the spot." Released recently on …

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DVD review: “The Trip to Greece” (2020)

"The Trip to Greece" (2020) Television/Drama/Comedy Created by: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Steve Coogan: "Originality is overrated." Released on DVD recently is the television version of the fourth series of the hit comedy "The Trip" featuring at its core actors Steve Coogan …

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Trailer: “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (2021)

Trailer: “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (2021) Lucasfilm has released a brand-new trailer for their original animated series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” which will launch exclusively on Disney+ on May 4th. https://videopress.com/v/glbcuf8N?preloadContent=metadata The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in ‘The Clone Wars’) as they find their …

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