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DVD review: “Studio 54: The Documentary” (2018)

“Studio 54: The Documentary” (2018)  Documentary Running Time: 98 minutes Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer Featuring: Ian Schragerand Steve Rubell Andy Warhol:“The key of the success of Studio 54 is that it’s a dictatorship at the door and a democracy on the dance floor.” This week sees the release of yet another documentary on DVD, the rather unimaginatively titled, “Studio 54: The Documentary” (2018) […]

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

“Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018) Drama Running Time: 134 minutes Written by: Anthony McCarten Directed by: Bryan Singer Featuring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers John Reid:“So, tell me. What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?” Freddie Mercury:“Tell you what it is, Mr. Reid. Now we’re four misfits who don’t belong […]

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DVD review: “Old Man & the Gun” (2018)

“Old Man & the Gun” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 93 minutes Written & Directed by: David Lowery Featuring: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits and Sissy Spacek Forrest Tucker:“Let’s take this place. Say it was a bank and say that counter up there was really a tellers window and you just walk in, look calm and so you just walk up, look her in […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “A Star Is Born” (2018)

“A Star Is Born” (2018) Drama Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters Directed by: Bradley Cooper Featuring:  Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott Jackson Maine: “Can I tell you a secret?”[Ally looks over to him] Jackson Maine: “I think you might be a songwriter. And don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody. But I’m not […]

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DVD review: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Seasons One & Two” (2015-2019)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt  Seasons One & Two” (2015-2019)  Comedy 26 Episodes Created by: Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Featuring: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kaneand Jane Krakowski  Kimmy Schmidt:“And you are gonna sing at the Grammys with Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson!”  Titus Andromedon:“Bad examples, but yes!” This month sees the release onto DVD of the hit Netflix comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015-2019) that as well […]

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DVD review: “A Discovery of Witches – Season One” (2018)

“A Discovery of Witches – Season One” (2018) Television/Drama/Fantasy Eight 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… hiding in plain sight. Ill at ease even with […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Hunter Killer” (2018) 

“Hunter Killer” (2018)  Drama/Thriller Running Time: 121 minutes Written by: Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss Directed by: Donovan Marsh Featuring: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist, Common, Linda Cardellini and Toby Stephens Captain Joe Glass: “I would like to take one last breath before we go under. You never know what it’s gonna be like when you come up.” This month sees the release on DVD, Blu-ray and […]

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DVD review: “Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist” (2018)

“Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist” (2018)  Documentary Running Time: 83 minutes Directed by: Lorna Tucker Featuring: Christina Hendricks, Kate Moss, André Leon Talley and Vivienne Westwood Vivienne Westwood:“This film about me is mediocre. I am not.” This week we see the release of one of the more oddly put together documentaries from last year on DVD, that is the average “Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist” (2018). This […]

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DVD review: “Dark Crimes” (2018)

“Dark Crimes” (2018) Thriller Running Time: 92 minutes Written by: Jeremy Brock Directed by: Alexandros Avranas Featuring: Jim Carrey, Agata Kulesza, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen, Zbigniew Zamachowski and Marton Csokas Kozlow: “The river has an end and a beginning.” There is undoubtedly a dark side to Jim Carrey’s professional and personal persona, which has never been fully explored on film, although he has dabbled in films that […]

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4K Blu-ray Review: “First Man” (2018)

“First Man” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 141 minutes Written by: Josh Singer Directed by: Damien Chazelle Featuring: Ryan Gosling,  Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas Neil Armstrong: “I don’t know what space exploration will uncover, but I don’t think it’ll be exploration just for the sake of exploration. I think it’ll be more the fact that it allows us to see […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” (2018)

“The House with a Clock in Its Walls” (2018)  Fantasy/Young Adult Running Time: 105 minutes Written by: Eric Kripke based on the book by John Bellairs Directed by: Eli Roth Featuring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett and Owen Vaccaro Jonathan Barnavelt:“There’s a clock in the walls. We don’t know what it does, except… something horrible.” The new fantasy young adult movie is released on Blu-ray […]

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

“The Son – Season One” (2017-present) Drama Episodes: 10 episodes Developed by: Philipp Meyer, Lee Shipman, Brian McGreevy based on the novel by Phillip Meyer Featuring: Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Jess Weixler, Paola Núñez, Elizabeth Frances, Sydney Lucas Phillip Meyer: “No land was ever acquired honestly in the history of the earth.” Released this month on DVD is a […]

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DVD review: “McQueen” (2018)

“McQueen” (2018)  Documentary Directed by: Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui  Featuring: Alexander McQueen, Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow Alexander McQueen:“You can only go forward by making mistakes.” This week we see the release of yet another great documentary from last year on DVD, that is the excellent “McQueen” (2018). The past year has been an excellent year for documentaries not only on streaming or […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Venom” (2018)

“Venom” (2018) Action Running Time: 112 minutes Written by: Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Featuring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott Dr. Carlton Drake: “Look around at the world. What do you see? A planet on the brink of collapse. Human beings are disposable. But man and symbiote combined, this is a new race, a new […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Night School” (2018)

“Night School” (2018)  Comedy Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matt Kellard, Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee Featuring:  Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Romany Malco, Taran Killam, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Al Madrigal, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Keith David, Anne Winters, Fat Joe, Ben Schwartz, Yvonne Orji and Bresha Webb Mila: “Aren’t you a little old to be a pop-star?” Luis:“Aren’t you a little young to die?” […]