“The Bill: Series Six” (1990)

“The Bill: Series 6” (1990) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Sgt. Alec Peters: "Best thing to do is to close your office …

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DVD review: “Upstairs Downstairs” (1971 – 1975)

“Upstairs Downstairs” (1971 - 1975) Television/Drama Sixty-eight Episodes Created by: Jean Marsh, Eileen Atkins, John Hawkesworth and John Whitney Featuring: David Langton, Rachel Gurney, Simon Williams, Nicola Pagett, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Patsy Smart, Jean Marsh, George Innes, Evin Crowley, Pauline Collins, Christopher Beeny, Jenny Tomasin, John Alderton,Meg Wynn Owen, Lesley-Anne Down, Jacqueline Tong, Hannah Gordon, Gareth Hunt, Karen Dotrice and Joan Benham James Bellamy: [during shooting] “Tell me, do you ever regret not becoming a gamekeeper like your father?” Hudson: “I never …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 – 2018)

“Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 - 2018) Drama/Science Fiction 26 Episodes Developed by: Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro and Matt Wheeler Featuring: Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja, Ian Anthony Dale, Melia Kreiling and Ashley Thomas Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD is yet another semi high concept network who that is attempting to rival streamers and cable channels with …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Crown – Series Three” (2019)

“The Crown – Series Three” (2019) Television Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Peter Morgan Featuring: Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O'Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell and Andrew Buchan Queen Elizabeth II: “You were my guardian angel. The roof over my head. The spine in my back. The iron in my heart. You were the compass …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mulan” (2020)

“Mulan” (2020) Action Running tine: 115 minutes Written by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin Directed by: Niki Caro Featuring: Yifei Liu , Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li and Jet Li Xian Lang: [to Mulan] “When they find out who you are, they will show you no mercy.” Released this week on 4K Blu-ray is the …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Military Wives” (2020)

“Military Wives” (2020) Drama/Comedy Running time: 112 minutes Written by: Rachel Tunnard and Rosanne Flynn Directed by: Peter Cattaneo Featuring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng and Greg Wise Lisa: [about the singing at the very first choir rehearsal] “It was like incantations of a bunch of witches.” Released recently on both DVD and Blu-ray is the English drama “Military Wives” (2020), …

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Blu-ray review: “Hard Eight” (1996)

“Hard Eight” (1996) Drama Running Time: 102 minutes Written and directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson  Featuring: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson Sydney: “Hey. Hey!” John: [raises his head] “What?” Sydney: “You want a cup of coffee? You want a cigarette?” John: [groggily] “What?” Sydney: “I'm a guy that's offering to give you a cigarette... buy you a cup …

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DVD review: “Radioactive” (2019)

“Radioactive” (2019) Drama Running time: 109 minutes Written by: Jack Thorne based on Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss Directed by: Marjane Satrapi Featuring: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard and Anya Taylor-Joy Pierre Curie: “Your main problem, Marie, is your arrogance.” Marie Curie: “My main problem is you. And the fact that I love you so utterly.” Released recently …

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DVD review: “Westside – Season 1 – 6” (2015-2020)

"Westside - Season 1 - 6" (2015-2020) TV series/Drama 44 Episodes Created by: James Griffin & Rachel Lang Featuring: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Dan Musgrove, Esther Stephens, Todd Emerson, Pana Hema-Taylor, Xavier Horan, Sophie Hambleton, Reef Ireland, Ashleigh Cummings Ted: "No rhinos around here mate: just a pig dressed as a ponce." Released on …

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DVD review: “Greed” (2019)

“Greed” (2019) Drama Running time: 104 minutes Written and Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Asa Butterfield, Dinita Gohil, Sophie Cookson, Jonny Sweet, Asim Chaudhry, Shirley Henderson, and Isla Fisher Samantha: “No one reads the Mail Online, it's cleavage clickbait!” Sir Richard McCreadie: “Yeah, except I'M the tit this time.” Released on DVD is the latest collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom and …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020)

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020) Drama/Thriller 122 Minutes Written & directed by: Vince Gilligan Featuring: Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, Charles Baker, Matt Jones, Robert Forster, Jonathan Banks and Bryan Cranston Walter White: “You’re really lucky, you know that? You didn’t have to wait your whole life to do something special.” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the followup …

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DVD review: “She Dies Tomorrow” (2020)

“She Dies Tomorrow” (2020) Horror Running time: 84 minutes Written and directed by: Amy Seimetz Featuring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley, Katie Aselton, Chris Messina, Tunde Adebimpe, Jennifer Kim, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michelle Rodriguez, Josh Lucas and Adam Wingard Jane: "Humans are the only animal or creature that pretends to be what it's not." Released this week on DVD is the drama/horror “She …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Follow Me” (2020)

“Follow Me” (2020) Horror Running time: 88 minutes Written and directed by: Will Wernick Featuring: Holland Roden, Keegan Allen, Pasha Lychnikoff, Denzel Whitaker and George Janko Alexei: [addressing the group before they enter the escape room] “Ok, now remember, as real as everything might seem, you're safe.” Recently released on DVD and Blu-ray is the social media based horror “Follow Me” (2020) …

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DVD review: “Queens of Mystery: Series One” (2019)

“Queens of Mystery: Series One” (2019) Television Three Episodes Created by: Julian Unthank Featuring: Julie Graham, Rebecca Grant, Andrew Leung, Siobhan Redmond, Martin Trenaman, Olivia Vinall and Sarah Woodward “Queens of Mystery” concerns Matilda Stone, a young detective who has been assigned to the constabulary in her fictional hometown village of Wildemarsh in England. There, Matilda is also reunited with her three crime novelist aunts Cat, Beth, and …

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DVD review: “The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993)

“The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993) Drama Twenty Episodes Created by: H.E. Bates Featuring: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks and Catherine Zeta-Jones Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: “This calls for a cocktail!” Once again recently released on DVD is the now constant favorite David Jason starring “The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993), a relatively short lived television show that is now …

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Blu-ray review: “The Duellists” (1977)

“The Duellists” (1977) Drama Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Gerald Vaughan-Hughes based on "The Duel" by Joseph Conrad Directed by: Ridley Scott Featuring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney and Tom Conti Narrator: “The duellist demands satisfaction. Honour, for him, is an appetite. This story is about an eccentric kind of hunger. It is a true story and begins in the …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series 1 – 4” (1983-1988)

“The Bill: Series 1 - 4” (1983-1988) Television Eighty-four Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Gary Olsen, Trudie Goodwin, Peter Dean, Robert Pugh, Colin Blumenau, Jon Croft, Gary Hailes, Colin McCormack, Chris Jenkinson, Richard Huw, John Salthouse, Jon Iles and Paul McKenzie PC Jim Carver: “Bradford? She's got about as much community spirit as Adolf Hitler.” Re-released recently in repackaged cases is the …

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Blu-ray review: “A Place in the Sun” (1951)

“A Place in the Sun” (1951) Drama Running time: 122 minutes Written by: Michael Wilson and Harry Brown based on An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser Directed by: George Stevens Featuring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters,  Anne Revere and Raymond Burr George Eastman: “I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I've even loved you …

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Blu-ray review: “Night Falls on Manhattan” (1996)

“Night Falls on Manhattan” (1996) Drama Running time: 109 minutes Written by: Sidney Lumet based on the novel Night Falls on Manhattan by Robert Daley Directed by: Sidney Lumet Featuring: Andy Garcia, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Lena Olin, Ron Leibman and Richard Dreyfuss Sean Casey: “You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!” Released recently on blu-ray is …

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Blu-ray review: “When Worlds Collide” (1951)

“When Worlds Collide” (1951) Science Fiction Running time: 83 minutes Written by: Sydney Boehm based on the book When Worlds Collide by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie Directed by: Rudolph Maté Featuring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen and John Hoyt Dr. Emery Bronson: “If our calculations prove to be correct, this will be the most frightening discovery of all time.” Released on Blu-Ray …

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