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DVD/Blu-ray review: “All the money in the World” (2017)

“All the Money in the World” (2017) Drama Written by: David Scarpa Directed by: Ridley Scott Featuring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Andrew Buchan, and Timothy Hutton John Paul Getty III: [voice over] “To be a Getty is an extraordinary thing. My grandfather wasn’t just the richest man in the world, he was the richest man in the history of the world. We […]

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DVD review: “Delicious – Series One & Two”

“Delicious – Series One & Two” TV Series/Drama/Comedy Episodes: Eight Created by: Dan Sefton Featuring: Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Iain Glen, Sheila Hancock Dawn French: “This is Cornwall – there are no secrets.” Series One: Episode One: Leo Vincent is a successful chef, who has stolen most of his recipes from ex-wife Gina Benelli, whom he cuckolded for years with […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” (2017)

“Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” (2016) Science Fiction Running Time: 152 minutes Written and Directed by: Rian Johnson Featuring:  Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro Luke Skywalker: “Breathe. Just breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?” Rey: “Light. Darkness. A balance.” Luke Skywalker: “It’s so much […]

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DVD review: “Wonder” (2017)

“Wonder” (2017) Drama Running Time: 113 minutes Written by:  Steve Conrad, based on the novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio Directed by: Stephen Chbosky Featuring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay Auggie Pullman: [voice over] “I know I’m not an ordinary kind of a kid, I’ve had twenty-seven surgeries. They help me to breathe, to see, to hear without a hearing […]

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DVD review: “Ingrid goes West” (2017)

“Ingrid goes West” (2017) Comedy Running Time: 98 minutes Written by: David Branson Smith & Matt Spicer Directed by: Matt Spicer Featuring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff and O’Shea Jackson Jr. Dan Pinto: “Can we restart like a reboot?“ Ingrid Thorburn: “Yes, like a reboot.” There have been many movies made that deal with the idea of stalkers, either shadowing normal people […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Paddington 2” (2017)

“Paddington 2” (2017) Animated Comedy Written by: Paul King & Simon Farnaby Directed by: Paul King Featuring: Ben Wishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Hugh Grant Henry Brown: Paddington wouldn’t hesitate if any of us needed help! He looks for the good in all of us. There is no doubt that the release of “Paddington” in 2016 was not […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Justice League” (2017)

“Justice League” (2017) Action/Fantasy Running Time: 120 minutes Written by: Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon Directed by:  Zack Snyder Featuring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons and Ciarán Hinds Diana Prince: “People said the Age of Heroes would never come again.“ Bruce Wayne: “It has to. We don’t have any more time!“ Has there ever been any more problems […]

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Streaming review: “The Ritual” (2017)

“The Ritual” (2017) Horror Running Time: 94 minutes Written by: Joe Barton Directed by: David Bruckner Featuring:  Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier and Sam Troughton Dom: “My old scoutmaster used to say ‘If the shortcut was a shortcut, it wouldn’t be called a shortcut, it would be called a route’.” It seems like 2017 was a banner year for horror movies all over the world, […]

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DVD & Streaming review: “A Dark Song” (2016)

“A Dark Song” (2016) Horror/Fantasy/Drama Running Time: 99 minutes Written & Directed by: Liam Gavin Featuring: Steve Oram and Catherine Walker Joseph Solomon: “You’ve been looking shit up on the Internet. No, this is Gnosticism.”  Sophia Howard: “I was told it was based on the Kabbalah.”  Joseph Solomon: “It’s there as grammar. A structure. The Kabbalah is an exploration of god. We’re doing something much darker…” […]

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “Bad Moms 2″(2017)

“Bad Moms 2” (2017) Comedy Running Time: 104 minutes Written & directed by:  Jon Lucas and Scott Moore Featuring:  Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn,  Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon, Jay Hernandez , Justin Hartley and Peter Gallagher Kiki: “I spend months picking out the perfect present for everyone. You know the only thing I get in return? Coupons, free back rubs.” Amy: “That’s not okay.” Kiki: “Shitty […]

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “The Snowman” (2017)

“The Snowman” (2017) Thriller Running Time: 119 minutes Written by: Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan & Søren Sveistrup Directed by: Tomas Alfredson Featuring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, J. K. Simmons Katrine Bratt: “I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.” This film should have been a slam-dunk from the outset, an adaptation of one of a […]

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DVD review: “Brigsby Bear” (2017)

“Brigsby Bear” (2017) Comedy/Drama Running Time: 97 minutes Written by: Kyle Mooney & Kevin Costello Directed by: Dave McCary Featuring: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Ryan Simpkins It can sometimes be refreshing to watch a comedy that has a real heart but does not compromise on its set up, it characters or its eventual payoff. So many times movies […]

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “Geostorm” (2017)

“Geostorm” (2017) Sci-Fi/Action Running Time: 109 minutes Written by: Dean Devlin & Paul Guyot Directed by: Dean Devlin Featuring:  Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Richard Schiff, Robert Sheehan, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Ed Harris, and Andy García Cheng: “There’s potential for catastrophic weather events on a global scale. A geostorm.” There is no doubt in my mind that this has to be one of the worst […]

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “mother!” (2017)

“mother!” (2017) Drama/Thriller/Horror Running Time: 121 minutes Written and Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Featuring:  Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer Woman: “You give, and you give, and you give. It’s just never enough.” It has been far too long since Darren Aronofsky has graced us with a film, the last being the Russell Crowe starrer “Noah” (2014) which was monumentally underrated as […]

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DVD Review: “Maudie” (2016)

“Maudie” (2017) Drama Running Time: 116 minutes Written by: Sherry White Directed by: Aisling Walsh Featuring: Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke Mr. Davis (Shopkeeper): “I don’t know why people pay money for these, my 5-year-old could do better.” Everett Lewis: “Maybe. Maybe he could, but he didn’t – Maud did.” Films about real people can be routine affairs, especially when they revolve […]

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “Blade Runner 2049” (2017)

“Blade Runner 2049” (2017) Sci-Fi Running Time: 163 minutes Written by: Hampton Fancher and Michael Green Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Featuring:  Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto Niander Wallace: “Humanity cannot survive. Replicants are the future of the species. But I can only make so many.” Was anyone actually waiting for a sequel to “Blade […]