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4K Blu-ray review: “Avengers: Infinity War”(2018)

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) Action Running Time: 149 minutes Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Featuring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt Nick Fury: “There was an idea… Tony Stark: “To bring together, a group of […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Unsane” (2018)

“Unsane” (2018) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 98 minutes Written by: Jonathan Bernstein & James Greer Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Featuring:  Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, and Amy Irving Sawyer Valentini: “I’m not fucking crazy!” Steven Soderbergh is back with a new movie, released this week on DVD and Blu-ray only five years after he famously said he would not direct any more […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Feel Pretty” (2018)

“Feel Pretty” (2018) Comedy Running Time: 110 minutes Written & Directed by: Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein Featuring:  Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Rory Scovel, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton Renee Bennett: “I can eat whatever I want and still look like this.” There are some movies that may sound like a good idea on paper or in a pitch, but end up […]

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DVD review: “The Death of Stalin” (2017)

“The Death of Stalin” (2017) Comedy/Drama Written by: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin & Peter Fellows Directed by: Armando Iannucci Featuring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor Vasily Stalin: I know the drill. Smile, shake hands and try not to call them cunts.  This week sees the release of a bit of an enigmatic film, […]

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DVD review: “Save Me – Series One” (2018)

“Save Me – Series One” (2018) Drama/Mystery 6 Episodes Developed by: Lennie James Directed by: Nick Murphy Featuring: Lennie James,Suranne Jones, Stephen Graham, Jason Flemyng, Susan Lynch, Kerry Godliman, Nadine Marshall, Barry Ward, Jimmy Walker “Save Me” (2018) revolves around Nelson “Nelly” Rowe, a down-and-out whose life is turned upside down when Jody, the estranged daughter he fathered thirteen years […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Isle of Dogs” (2018)

“Isle of Dogs” (2018) Drama/Comedy/Animated Running Time: 99 minutes Written & directed by: Wes Anderson Featuring:  Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Harvey Keitel, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, Frank Wood, Kunichi Nomura and Yoko Ono Chief: “Don’t ask me to fetch that stick.” Any time a new Wes Anderson film is released it really is a period of joy […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Truth or Dare” (2018)

“Truth or Dare” (2018) Horror Running Time: 100 minutes Written by: Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach and Jeff Wadlow Directed by: Jeff Wadlow Featuring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, and Landon Liboiron Penelope: “How do we get out of this game alive?”  Markie Cameron:[smiling face] “You can’t. It only ends when all the players dead. And your turn is next.” This […]

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DVD review: “Shōgun” (1980)

“Shōgun” (1980) Television 5 Episodes Created by: James Clavell Featuring: Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Shimadav,Damien Thomasv,John Rhys-Davies Father Alvito:“You are a heretic Dutchman pirate! You’re going to die.” “Shōgun” (1980) has recently been released on DVD for at least the third time, the reason is clear it was one of the defining miniseries from a time that will never […]

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DVD review: “Mum – Series 1 & 2” (2016 – 2018)

“Mum” (2016 – 2018) Television 12 Episodes Created, written and Directed by: Stefan Golaszewski Featuring: Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Sam Swainsbury, Lisa McGrillis English television shows about singular characters are not new or even that original especially in this day and age which means that if you are wanting to watch new similarly themed shows then they had better have […]

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DVD Review: “The Prisoner” (1967 – 1968)

“The Prisoner” (1967 – 1968) Television 17 Episodes Created by: Patrick McGoohan and George Markstein Written by: Patrick McGoohan, David Tomblin, Anthony Skene, Terence Feely, Vincent Tilsley, George Markstein Directed by: Patrick McGoohan, Pat Jackson, Don Chaffey, David Tomblin Featuring: Patrick McGoohan Number 6: “I will not make any deals with you. I’ve resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, […]

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DVD Review: “Sapphire & Steel” (1979-1982)

“Sapphire & Steel” (1979 – 1982) Television 70 Episodes Created by: Peter J. Hammond Featuring: David McCallum and Joanna Lumley Narrator: “All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been […]

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “Ready Player One” (2018)

“Ready Player One” (2018) Sci-Fi Running Time: 140 minutes Written by: Zak Penn & Ernest Cline Directed by: Steven Spielberg Featuring:  Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance James Halliday: “Hello, if you’re watching this, I’m dead. I created a hidden object, an Easter egg. The first person to find the egg will inherit half a trillion […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “A Quiet Place” (2018)

“A Quiet Place” (2018) Thriller/Horror Running Time: 90 minutes Written by: John Krasinski, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck Directed by:  John Krasinski Featuring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Evelyn: “Who are we if we can’t protect them? We have to protect them.” Critical Commentary: Thanks to various decisions as well as new production companies, I am looking at you Blumhouse, there seems to be […]

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DVD review: “Blockers” (2018)

“Blockers” (2018) Comedy Running Time: 102 minutes Written by: Brian Kehoe & Jim Kehoe Directed by: Kay Cannon Featuring: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena , Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Gideon Adlon Mitchell: “I used to hold that girl in the palm of my hand.” Marcie: “Kayla’s becoming a woman; you’re going to have to deal with that.” There is no doubt […]

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DVD review: “Love, Simon” (2018)

“Love, Simon” (2018) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 110 minutes Written by: Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger Directed by: Greg Berlanti Featuring:  Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner Simon: “Did you know?” Emily: “I knew you had a secret. When you were little, you were so carefree. But these last few years, more and more, it almost like I can […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Pacfic Rim: Uprising” (2018)

“Pacfic Rim: Uprising” (2018) Action/Science Fiction Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight & T.S. Nowlin Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight Featuring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Zhang Jin, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman Voice: “What is a Jaeger? A Jaeger is the pinnacle of human invention. When the monsters came we did now wait for […]