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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The First Purge” (2018)

“The First Purge” (2018) Action Running Time: 97 minutes Written by: James DeMonaco Directed by: Gerard McMurray Featuring:  Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Mugga, Luna Lauren Velez, Kristen Solis, and Marisa Tomei The Architect – Dr. Updale: “Please don’t tell me your sending mercenaries into the island disguised as purgers?” This week sees the arrival of the fourth movie in the ‘Purge’ franchise, […]

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

“Skyscraper” (2018) Action/Thriller Running Time: 101 minutes Written and directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber Featuring:  Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber and Hannah Quinlivan Will Sawyer: “If you can’t fix it with duct tape… you ain’t using enough duct tape.” Critical Commentary: First things first, with this new movie featuring Dwayne Johnson, released this week on 4K Blu-ray with the aptly […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Ideal Home” (2018)

“Ideal Home” (2018) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 91 minutes Written by: Andrew Fleming Directed by: Andrew Fleming Featuring: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Allison Pill, Jake McDorman, and Jack Gore Paul:“Wait, you have a grandson?” This has been such a very good year for comedies that there is always the risk of taking them for granted which after a terrible 2017 for the genre audiences should […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” (2018)

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” (2018) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 122 minutes Written by: Taylor Sheridan Directed by: Stefano Sollima Featuring:  Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan, Isabela Moner, Catherine Keener, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Alejandro: [to Isabela] “You have no reason to trust me, but trusting me is how you’re going to survive.” Critical Commentary: There is no doubt in my mind that the release of […]

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DVD review: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” (2017)

“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” (2017) Documentary Running Time: 88 minutes Directed by: Alexandra Dean Featuring: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger and many others Hedy Lamarr: “People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends […]

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DVD review: “Jane” (2017)

“Jane” (2017) Documentary Running Time: 90 minutes Written & directed by: Brett Morgen Featuring: Hugo Arndt Rodolf van Lawick, Jane Goodall and Hugo Eric Louis Jane Goodall: “The more I learned, the more I realized how like us they were in so many ways.” The new documentary released this month on DVD, “Jane” (2018) is a very interesting as well […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018)

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018) Action Running Time: 128 minutes Written by: Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly Directed by: J. A. Bayona Featuring:  Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum , Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, and Geraldine Chaplin Senator Sherwood: “Do these animals deserve the same protection given to other species? Or should they just be left […]

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

“Hereditary” (2018) Horror Running Time: 127 minutes Written & Directed by: Ari Aster Featuring:  Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Gabriel Byrne Charlie: “Who’s gonna take care of me?” Annie: “Uh, excuse me? You don’t think I’m gonna take care of you?” Charlie: “But when you die?” While watching the new familial horror movie “Hereditary” (2018) I could not help but […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Upgrade” (2018)

“Upgrade” (2018) Action/Sci-Fi Running Time: 100 minutes Written & directed by: Leigh Whannell Featuring:  Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, and Harrison Gilbertson Stem: “It does not make sense that humans deliberately malfunction.” Grey Trace: “Yeah, that’s because your memories are filled with ones and zeros, pal, and our memories are filled with every fuck-up we’ve ever made.” I have said before but the […]

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Blu-ray review: “Narcos – Season Three” (2015 – present)

“Narcos – Season Three” (2015 – present) Drama, Television Series, Action, Thriller Episodes: 10 Created by: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Chris Brancato Featuring: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Paulina Gaitan, Juan Murcia Javier Pena: “Sometimes you gotta do bad things to catch bad people.” Yet another excellent Netflix show makes it ways onto Blu-ray and DVD this month and […]

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DVD review: “Super Troopers 2” (2018)

“Super Troopers 2” (2018) Comedy Running Time: 100 minutes Written by: Broken Lizard Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar Featuring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox  Genevieve Aubois: “I coach a girls hockey team so I know my way around a gash.” This week sees the release on DVD of “Super Troopers 2” (2018) a sequel […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Ocean’s 8” (2018)

“Ocean’s 8” (2018) Thriller/Comedy Running Time: 110 minutes Written by: Gary Ross & Olivia Milch Directed by: Gary Ross Featuring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter Parole Officer: “Good afternoon, Miss Ocean. As you know parole is a privilege.” Debbie Ocean: “It’s a mistake. Uh, but it happened, and, um, if I were to be released, I would, um, I […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “The Bookshop” (2018)

“The Bookshop” (2018) Drama Written & Directed by: Isabel Coixet Based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald Featuring: Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy From the novel:“Courage and endurance are useless if they are never tested.” To say that this movie represents aspects of life that are from a bygone age is an understatement, it is a period piece set in the 1950s, […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Last Flag Flying” (2017)

“Last Flag Flying” (2017) Drama Written by: Richard Linklater & Darryl Ponicsan Directed by: Richard Linklater Featuring: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne Larry ‘Doc’ Shepherd: “I’m not going to bury a marine. I’m just going to bury my son.” This new movie co-written and directed by the great Richard Linklater is not something that you might immediately expect from him after […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Deadpool 2” (2018)

“Deadpool 2” (2018) Action Written by: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds Directed by: David Leitch Featuring: Ryan Reynolds,  Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy Deadpool: “Sorry, I’m late. I was rounding up all the gluten in the world and launching it into space where it can’t not hurt us ever again.” Critical Commentary: Here we are after […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” (2018)

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” (2018) Drama Running Time: 124 minutes Written by: Kevin Hood, Don Roos and Tom Bezucha adapted from the ficitonal book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Directed by: Mike Newell Featuring:  Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton Dawsey Adams: [narrating, in a letter] “Our Friday night book club became a […]