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4K Blu-ray review: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019)

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019) Action Running time: 135 minutes Written by: Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce Directed by: David Leitch Featuring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren Deckard Shaw: “This job requires stealth. Look at you.” Luke Hobbs: “I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Toy Story 4” (2019)

“Toy Story 4” (2019) Animation Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom Directed by:  Josh Cooley Featuring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan and Joan Cusack Woody: “Uhhh… this is Forky…” Forky: “I’m trash.” Critical Commentary Released recently on 4K blu-ray is the fourth installment in the long running ‘Toy […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Apocalypse Now – Final Cut” (1979)

“Apocalypse Now – Final Cut” (1979) Drama/War Running time: 153 minutes Written by: John Milius and Francis Coppola Directed by: Francis Coppola Featuring:  Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne and Dennis Hopper Kilgore: “Charlie don’t surf!” Recently re-released on 4K Blu-ray the timeless classic now known as “Apocalypse Now – Final Cut” (1979) looks and sounds as great as ever […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” (1987)

“Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” (1987) Horror Running time: 84 minutes Written by: Sam Raimi and Scott Spiegel Directed by: Sam Raimi Featuring: Bruce Campbell Annie: [Looking at a picture in the Necronomicon of Ash himself] “In 1300 AD they called this man the uh, ‘hero from the sky’. He was prophesied to have destroyed the evil.” Ash: “He didn’t do a very […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Yesterday” (2019)

“Yesterday” (2019) Comedy/Romance/Musical Running time: 110 minutes Written by: Richard Curtis Directed by: Danny Boyle Featuring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon Ellie Appleton: “Miracles happen all the time!” Jack Malik: “Like what?” Ellie Appleton: “Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol!” Critical Commentary Released into theatres this week is the Richard Curtis penned “Yesterday” (2019) which on paper must have […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019)

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019) Action Running time: 129 minutes Written by: Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers Directed by:  Jon Watts Featuring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal Nick Fury: “We have a job to do, and you’re coming with us.” Peter Parker: “There’s gotta be someone else you can use. What about Thor?” […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2019)

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2019) Action 114 Minutes Written & directed by: Simon Kinberg Featuring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Jessica Chastain Erik Lehnsherr: “The world is on the brink!” Professor Charles Xavier: “I’m sorry, I didn’t stop this sooner…” Erik Lehnsherr: “You’re always sorry, Charles. And there’s always a speech. But nobody cares!” Critical Commentary Has there […]

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4K Bluray review: “Men in Black International” (2019)

“Men in Black International” (2019) Action Running time: 115 minutes Written by: Art Marcum and Matt Holloway Directed by: F. Gary Gray Featuring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois and Liam Neeson M.I.B UK Branch Head: “Always remember: the universe has a way of leading you to where you’re supposed to be, at the moment you’re supposed to be there.” Critical review The […]

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4K blu-ray/DVD review: “Aladdin” (2019)

“Aladdin” (2019) Fantasy Running time: 128 minutes Written by: John August and Guy Ritchie Directed by: Guy Ritchie Featuring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar Genie: “I made you look like a prince on the outside, but I didn’t change anything on the inside. Prince Ali got you to the door, but Aladdin has to open it.” […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” (2019)

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” (2019)  Action Running Time: 131 minutes Written by: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, and Marc Abrams Directed by: Chad Stahelski Featuring: Keanu Reeves,  Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston and Ian McShane The Director: “All of this for what, because of a puppy?” John Wick: “It wasn’t just a puppy.” Critical commentary This week see […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019)

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019) Action 130 Minutes Written by: Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields Directed by: Michael Dougherty Featuring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi Senator Williams: “So you’d want to make Godzilla our pet.” [laughter] Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: “No. We would be his.” Critical review This week sees […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Brightburn” (2019)

“Brightburn” (2019) Action Running Time: 118 minutes Written by: Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn Directed by: David Yarovesky Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner Brandon Breyer: “Mom, who am I?” Mrs. Breyer: “You are a gift. I know it’s been difficult for you lately, that you feel different from other kids. You are different. After your dad and […]

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4K blu-ray review: “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019)

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019)  Action/Comedy Running Time: 104 minutes Written by: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly Directed by: Rob Letterman Featuring: RyanReynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy Tim Goodman: “I don’t need a Pokémon, period.” Detective Pikachu: “Then what about a world class detective? Because if you wanna find your pops, I’m your best bet.” […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Rocketman” (2019)

“Rocketman” (2019) Musical 121 Minutes Written by: Lee Hall Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Featuring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard Bernie Taupin: “Don’t you want to just sing without this ridiculous paraphernalia?” Elton John: “People don’t pay to see Reg Dwight! They pay to see ELTON JOHN!” Critical Commentary: There has rarely been a movie like this week’s rock biopic […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

“Avengers: Endgame” (2019) Action Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Featuring:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin Steve Rogers:“We lost. All of us. We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves. This is the fight of our lives.” Critical […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Shazam” (2019)

“Shazam!” (2019)  Action Running Time: 132 minutes Written by: Henry Gayden Directed by: David F. Sandberg Featuring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Djimon Hounsou Freddy Freeman:“If you could have one superpower, what would you pick? Everybody chooses flight. You know why?” Billy Batson:“So they can fly away from this conversation?” Critical Commentary: These days, in particular the past five years, it […]