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DVD review: “The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps” (2019)

“The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps” (2019) Documentary Running time: 95 minutes Directed by: Julia Parnell and Rob Curry Featuring: Martin Phillipps, Bob Biggs, Daniel Dawson and James Dickson  The Chills: “Each evening the sun sets in five billion placesSeen by ten billion eyes set in five billion facesThen they close in a daze and wait for the dawningBut the daylight […]

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DVD review: “Acquitted: Season 1 and 2” (2018)

“Acquitted: Season 1 and 2” (2018) Drama/Thriller 18 Episodes Developed by: Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen Featuring:  Nicolai Cleve Broch, Lena Endre, Anne Marit Jacobsen In season one, Aksel Nilsen (Nicolai Cleve Broch), was tried 20 years ago for the murder of 18-year-old ex-girlfriend Karine Hansteen. Although he was first convicted for the crime, he was acquitted later following a decisive witness testimony from […]

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DVD review: “Delicious: Series 1 – 3” (2017 – 2019)

“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.” These days cooking and comedy go together so well that it’s easy to forget when shows about cooking were relegated to Saturday and Sunday afternoons with Julia Childs […]

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DVD review: “Detectorists – Series 1 – 3” (2014 – 2017)

“Detectorists – Series 1 – 3” (2014 – 2017) Television Comedy 19 Episodes Created by: Mackenzie Crook Featuring: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Lucy Benjamin, Rachel Stirling, Simon Farnaby and Diana Rigg Released this week is the entire three series of the excellent comedy television series “Detectorists” (2014-2017) which sees the entire cast return for what must be the funniest as […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Secret Life of Pets 2” (2019)

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” (2019) Animation Running time: 86 minutes Written by: Brian Lynch Directed by: Chris Renaud Featuring: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Chris Renaud, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan and Harrison Ford Rooster: “Guy’s got two things in this life: his water bowl and his dignity. You take one, you take the other.” Released recently on DVD/Blu-ray (alas no […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019)

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019) Action Running time: 135 minutes Written by: Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce Directed by: David Leitch Featuring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren Deckard Shaw: “This job requires stealth. Look at you.” Luke Hobbs: “I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Toy Story 4” (2019)

“Toy Story 4” (2019) Animation Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom Directed by:  Josh Cooley Featuring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan and Joan Cusack Woody: “Uhhh… this is Forky…” Forky: “I’m trash.” Critical Commentary Released recently on 4K blu-ray is the fourth installment in the long running ‘Toy […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” – Ultimate Edition (1991)

“Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991) Action Running time: 143 minutes Written by: Pen Densham and John Watson Directed by: Kevin Reynolds Featuring:  Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alan Rickman [the Sheriff has said he’ll cut out Robin Hood’s heart with a spoon] Guy of Gisborne: “Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?” Sheriff of Nottingham: “Because it’s DULL, you twit. It’ll […]

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DVD review: “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018)

“The Haunting of Hill House” (2018) Drama/Horror 10 Episodes Developed by: Mike Flanagan based on ‘The Haunting of Hill House‘ by Shirley Jackson Featuring: Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas and Timothy Hutton Elanor: “Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?” Released recently on DVD is the Netflix production of “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018) that was released […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Last of the Mohicans” (1992) – Definitive Edition

“The Last of the Mohicans” (1992) Drama/Action Running time: 112 minutes Written by: Michael Mann and Christopher Crowe based on ‘The Last of the Mohicans‘ by James Fenimore Cooper and “The Last of the Mohicans” (1936) by Philip Dunne Directed by: Michael Mann Featuring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means, Wes Studi, Eric Schweig and Steven Waddington  Hawkeye: “My father’s people say that at the birth of the sun […]

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Blu-ray review: “The Doors” (1991)

“The Doors” (1991) Drama Running time: 141 minutes Written by: J. Randal Johnson and Oliver Stone Directed by: Oliver Stone Featuring:  Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley. ] Kevin Dillon and Kathleen Quinlan Ray Manzarek: “I feel the universe functioning perfectly but I’m still perfectly locked inside myself. Instead of oneness, I feel isolation.” Released recently on blu-ray and dvd is a new cut […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Crawl” (2019)

“Crawl” (2019) Thriller Running time: 87 minutes Written by: Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen Directed by: Alexandre Aja Featuring: Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper Dave: “We can defeat these pea-brained lizard shits.” One of the better and more surprising thriller/horror movies has been released on Blu-ray/DVD in the form of the underrated movie “Crawl” (2019) which is one of the better small budget movies […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Apocalypse Now – Final Cut” (1979)

“Apocalypse Now – Final Cut” (1979) Drama/War Running time: 153 minutes Written by: John Milius and Francis Coppola Directed by: Francis Coppola Featuring:  Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne and Dennis Hopper Kilgore: “Charlie don’t surf!” Recently re-released on 4K Blu-ray the timeless classic now known as “Apocalypse Now – Final Cut” (1979) looks and sounds as great as ever […]

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DVD review: “The Resident: Season One” (2018 – present)

“The Resident: Season One” (2018 – present) Drama 14 Episodes Developed by: Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi Featuring:  Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal, Shaunette, Renée Wilson, Bruce Greenwood, Moran Atias, Merrin Dungey, Melina Kanakaredes, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Glenn Morshower, Jane Leeves and Morris Chestnut HODAD: “Hands of Death and Destruction.” It seems at times that there are an endless number of hospital dramas, much like dramas based around the police […]

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DVD review: “Salvation: Season One” (2018)

“Salvation: Season One” (2018) Drama/Science Fiction 13 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 DVD is yet another semi high concept network who that is attempting to rival streamers and cable channels with something that seems cutting edge and new but is actually a […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” (1987)

“Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” (1987) Horror Running time: 84 minutes Written by: Sam Raimi and Scott Spiegel Directed by: Sam Raimi Featuring: Bruce Campbell Annie: [Looking at a picture in the Necronomicon of Ash himself] “In 1300 AD they called this man the uh, ‘hero from the sky’. He was prophesied to have destroyed the evil.” Ash: “He didn’t do a very […]