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 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: “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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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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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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DVD review: “Good Girls: Season 1 – 4” (2018-2022)

"Good Girls: Season 1 - 4" (2018-2022) Television/Drama Fifty 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 …

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Blu-ray review: “Whore” (1991)

“Whore” (1991) Drama Running Time: 85 minutes Written by: Ken Russell and Deborah Dalton based on Bondage by David Hines Direcetd by: Ken Russell  Featuring: Theresa Russell,  Antonio Fargas, Jack Nance, Danny Trejo and Ginger Lynn Allen Man in Car: “I wanna fuck you up the ass!” Liz: “You can stick it up your own, asshole!” Man in Car: “Ha ha ha ha ha, …

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Blu-ray review: “Bloody Sunday” (2002)

“Bloody Sunday” (2002) Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written & directed by: Paul Greengrass based on Eyewitness Bloody Sunday by Don Mullan Featuring: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Gerard McSorley and Kathy Kiera Clarke Ivan Cooper: “I just want to say this to the British Government... You know what you've just done, don't you? You've destroyed the civil rights movement, and you've …

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Blu-ray review: “Into the West” (2005)

“Into the West” (2005) Television Drama Running Time: 552 minutes Written by: William Mastrosimone, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Craig Storper and Kirk Ellis Directed by: Robert Dornhelm, Simon Wincer, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Michael W. Watkins, Timothy Van Patten and Jeremy Podeswa Featuring: Josh Brolin, Gary Busey, Michael Spears, Tonantzin Carmelo, Skeet Ulrich, Garrett Wang, Steve Reevis, Rachael Leigh Cook, Wes Studi, Irene Bedard, Alan Tudyk, Christian Kane, Russell Means, Jay Tavare, Keri Russell, Graham Greene, Sean Astin, Beau Bridges, Judge Reinhold, Zahn McClarnon, Tom Berenger, Gil Birmingham, David Paymer,  Raoul Trujillo, Eric Schweig, Lance Henriksen, Simon …

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Blu-ray review: “Julius Caesar” (1970)

“Julius Caesar” (1970) Drama Running Time: 116 minutes Written by: Robert Furnival based on Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Directed by: Stuart Burge Featuring: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, Christopher Lee and Jill Bennett Julius Caesar: “Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and …

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Blu-ray review: “The Long Ships” (1964)

“The Long Ships” (1964) Drama Running Time: 126 minutes Written by: Beverley Cross and Berkely Mather based on The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson Directed by: Jack Cardiff Featuring: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn and Rosanna Schiaffino Aly Mansuh: “We sail tomorrow and may Allah send us a fair wind and a calm sea.” Rolfe: “And may Thor do the same, my lord.” Critical Commentary Released recently …

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Blu-ray review: “A Night to Remember” (1958)

“A Night to Remember” (1958) Drama Running Time: 123 minutes Written by: Eric Ambler based on the book A Night to Remember by Walter Lord Directed by: Roy Ward Baker Featuring: Kenneth More, Laurence Naismith, Kenneth Griffith, David McCallum, Tucker McGuire, Frank Lawton, Richard Leech and John Cairney Steerage steward: [going through the steerage corridors, rousing the passengers] “Everybody up, get dressed, get your lifebelts on, at once. Everybody up, get …

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