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DVD & Blu-ray: “Tomb Raider” (2018)

“Tomb Raider” (2018) Action Written by: Geneva Robertson-Dworet & Alastair Siddons Directed by: Roar Uthaug Featuring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas Receptionist: “What’s your name?” Lara Croft: “Lara.” Receptionist: “Surname?” Lara Croft: “Croft.” As we get closer to the lucrative summer movie season in the US there are more and more movies trying to get in early, […]

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “Insidious: The Last Key” (2018)

“Insidious: The Last Key” (2018) Horror Running Time: 103 minutes Written by: Leigh Whannell Directed by: Adam Robitel Featuring:  Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Spencer Locke, Caitlin Gerard, and Bruce Davison Elise Rainier: “I’m going to get the attention of all the spirits in this house. I need things that were important to Garza. Specs, go upstairs. There is a bible he held very dear […]

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DVD review: “Lady Bird” (2017)

“Lady Bird” (2017) Drama Running Time: 93 minutes Written & Directed by:  Greta Gerwig Featuring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith Marion McPherson: “I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be.”  Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: “What if this is the best version?” You may be forgiven in thinking that this […]

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DVD review: “Tin Star” (2017)

“Tin Star” (2017) Drama 10 Episodes Produced & Created by: Rowan Joffe Featuring: Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Leanne Best, Christopher Heyerdahl, Roark Critchlow   There is a popular term being used at the moment, that this is the ‘Golden Age’ of television, which is a ridiculous thing to say, as that age was in the 1950s, when the idea of […]

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DVD review: “Loving Vincent” (2017)

“Loving Vincent”  (2017) Drama Running Time: 95 minutes Written & Directed by: Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman Featuring:  Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Helen McCrory, Chris O’Dowd, John Sessions, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner Vincent van Gogh: “What am I in the eyes of most people – a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person – somebody who has no position […]

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DVD review: “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” (2017)

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” (2017) Drama Running Time: 108 minutes Written & Directed by: Angela Robinson Featuring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Feild, Oliver Platt and Connie Britton William Moulton Marston: “She is beautiful, guileless, kind, and pure of heart. You are brilliant, ferocious, hilarious, and a grade A bitch. Together, you are the perfect woman.” There have […]

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

“Red Sparrow” (2018) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 140 minutes Written by:  Justin Haythe Directed by:  Francis Lawrence Featuring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons Matron: “Every human being is a puzzle of need. You must become the missing piece, and they will tell you anything.” Movies like “Red Sparrow” (2018) do not happen by accident, they are designed to not […]

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

“Death Wish”  (2018) Thriller/Action Running Time: 107 minutes Written by: Joe Carnahan Directed by: Eli Roth Featuring:  Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, and Kimberly Elise Ben: “People rely on the police to keep them safe. That’s the problem. The police only arrive after the crime has taken place. That’s like. Trapping the fox as he’s comin’ out of the hen house. […]

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DVD Review: “Water Rats” (1996 – 2002)

“Water Rats Season 1 – 6” (1996 – 2002) Television 177 Episodes Created by: John Hugginson & Tony Morphett Featuring: Colin Friels, Catherine McClements, Mouche Phillips, Toni Scanlan, Steve Bisley, Peter Bensley, Aaron Pedersen, Jay Laga’aia Det Sgt Jack Christey: “I mean, you know, it’s a simple request. I ask them to find a yacht in Sydney Harbour and they can’t do it. I mean, how […]

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

“Black Panther” (2018) Action Written by: Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole Directed by: Ryan Coogler Featuring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis Ulysses Klaue: “Tell me something. What do you know about Wakanda?” Everett K. Ross: “It’s a Third-World country. Textiles, shepherds, cool outfits.”  Ulysses Klaue: “All a front. Explorers have searched for […]

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DVD Review: “Molly’s Game”(2017)

“Molly’s Game” (2017) Drama Running Time: 140 minutes Written & Directed by: Aaron Sorkin Featuring:  Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Claire Rankin, Joe Keery, and Jeremy Strong Molly Bloom: “I’ll be hosting a game in this suite every Tuesday night. The first buy-in, two hundred and fifty thousand.” Disappointment is the word that comes to mind after watching […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017)

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017) Drama Written & Directed by: Martin McDonagh Featuring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage Willoughby: “I’d do anything to catch the guy who did it, Mrs. Hayes, but when the DNA don’t match no one who’s ever been arrested, and when the DNA don’t match any other crime nationwide, and there wasn’t a single eyewitness […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Coco” (2017)

“Coco” (2017) Animated/Pixar Running Time: 109 minutes Written by: Adrian Molina & Matthew Aldrich Directed by: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina Featuring:   Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, and Edward James Olmos Abuelita: “No music!” It may be difficult to believe but it has been over twenty years since the first Pixar full-length film was released, the always great and […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “I, Tonya” (2017)

“I, Tonya” (2017) Drama/Comedy Written by: Steven Rogers Directed by: Craig Gillespie Featuring:  Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney Tonya Harding: “I mean, come on! What kind of friggin’ person bashes in their friend’s knee? Who would do that to a friend?” Towards the end of every year there are multiple films released that are aimed at […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “The Shape of Water” (2017)

“The Shape of Water” (2017) Drama/Horror Written by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Featuring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer Giles: [interpreting Elisa] “When he looks at me, he does not know – how – I am incomplete. He sees me… as I am.” I am under no […]

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DVD review: “The Florida Project” (2017)

“The Florida Project” (2017) Drama Written by: Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch Directed by:  Sean Baker Featuring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, and Caleb Landry Jones Moonee: [to tourist at ice-cream stand] Excuse me. Could you give us some change, please? The doctor said we have asthma and we have to eat ice-cream right away. A few […]