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DVD review: “Lost in Space” (2018 – )

DVD review: “Lost in Space” (2018 – ) Science Fiction 10 Episodes Based on an original idea by: Irwin Allen Developed by: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless Featuring: Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey, Mina Sundwall, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Robot:“Will Robinson… Danger.” “Lost in Space” revolves around an extinction level event caused by a celestial object crashing […]

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DVD review: “Jack Ryan” (2018)

DVD review: “Jack Ryan” (2018) Television/Drama Eight Episodes Created by: Carlton Cuse & Graham Roland based on charaters created by Tom Clancy Featuring: John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi, Amir El-Masry Jack Ryan: “I am just an analyst.” Reinvention is a word that is as good as any to describe the new series about the now seemingly ageless […]

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DVD review: “The Alienist” (2018)

DVD review: “The Alienist” (2018) Drama/Mystery/Television 10 Episodes Produced by: E. Max Frye, Steve Golin, Rosalie Swedlin, Chris Symes, Jakob Verbruggen, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Eric Roth Featuring: Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Brian Geraghty, Robert Ray Wisdom, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Q’orianka Kilcher, Matt Lintz, Dakota Fanning Kreizler[to Sara]: I’ve made my life’s work the study of the human mind. And now my own mind […]

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

“Green Book” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written by: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly Directed by: Peter Farrelly Featuring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Aliand Linda Cardellini Dr. Don Shirley:” So if I’m not black enough and if I’m not white enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I?” Every year around awards time many films are released to try and […]

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DVD review: “Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018)

“Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018) Television Drama 12 Episodes Created by: Ben Young Mason & Justin Wilkes Directed by: David Yarovesky Featuring: Ben Cotton, Alberto Ammann, Anamaria Marinca, Clémentine Poidatz Jihae and Sammi Rotibi Released this month on to a DVD box set is the Nat Geo series “Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018) which attempts to blend documentary with a narrative story, […]

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DVD review: “Tin Star – Season Two” (2017-2020)

“Tin Star – Season Two” (2017-2020) Drama 10 Episodes Produced & Created by: Rowan Joffe Featuring: Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Leanne Best, Christopher Heyerdahl, Roark Critchlow Angela: “He tried to hang herself, Jim. Because of what you did. Because of Jack.“ This month sees the release of “Tin Star – Season Two” (2017-2020) on DVD after a run on television […]

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

“Instant Family” (2018)  Comedy Running Time: 118 minutes Written by: Sean Anders and John Morris Directed by: Sean Anders Featuring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty and Octavia Spencer Karen: “Lizzie comes with two younger siblings.“ Pete: “Oh, my God!” Ellie: “God, they’re adorable!” Pete: “Why would you show us that? That’s wrong.” This week sees the release of […]

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DVD review: “Delicious: Series Three” (2019)

“Delicious: Series Three” (2019) 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 and […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Mary Queen of Scots” (2018)

“Mary Queen of Scots” (2018) Drama Running Time: 125 minutes Written by: Beau Willimon Directed by: Josie Rourke Featuring: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant and Guy Pearce John Knox: “We have a scourge upon our land. Tis a woman with a crown.” Released this week on DVD and Blu-ray is what could have been a major highlight in film from last […]

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

“The Favourite” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written by: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Featuring:  Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss Queen Anne:“Some wounds do not close; I have many such.” Critical Review: It is truly amazing how quickly the critical establishment can turn against a director, then return him to favour, this is what […]

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DVD review: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018)

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018)  Drama Written by: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty based on‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ by Lee Israel Directed by: Marielle Heller Featuring: Melissa McCarthy , Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Spinella and Ben Falcone  Lee Israel:“Jack Hock, you said?” Jack Hock:“That’s me. The renegade, the rebel. Jack Hock, big cock.” One of the cinematic highlights of last year, as well […]

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

“The Grinch” (2018)  Animation Running Time: 86 minutes Written by: Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow Directed by: Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, and Angela Lansbury, and is narrated by Pharrell Williams Grinch:“Well, Santa had eight reindeer, he looks like he ate the other seven.” Critical Commentary Released this month on 4K Blu-ray is the latest incarnation of the Dr Seuss […]

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Blu-ray review: “Jesse Stone Triple Film Collection”

“Jesse Stone Triple Film Collection” (2005-2015) Drama/Thriller Created by: Robert B. Parker Series created by: Robert Harmon & Tom Selleck Featuring: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Kathy Baker, Viola Davis, Vito Rezza, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, Saul Rubinek and William Sadler Luther ‘Suitcase’ Simpson: “Is this official?” Chief Jesse Stone: “No. It’s personal.” Tom Selleck has had a pretty great career […]

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DVD review: “Free Solo” (2018)

“Free Solo” (2018)  Documentary Running Time: 96 minutes Directed by: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin Featuring: Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless, Jimmy Chin and Tommy Caldwell Alex Honnold:“My friends are like, Oh, that’d be terrible, but if I kill myself in an accident, they’ll be like, Oh, that was too bad, but like life goes on, you know, like they’ll be fine. I mean, […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Overlord” (2018)

“Overlord” (2018)  Horror/Action/War Running Time: 96 minutes Written by: Billy Rayand Mark L. Smith Directed by: Julius Avery Featuring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, and Bokeem Woodbine Chase:[as his veins and arteries begin mutating] “Oh my god! What did you do to me? OH MY GOD!” Critical Commentary Released this month on 4K Blu-ray is the latest J.J. Abrams produced, Bad Robot […]

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

“Annihilation” (2018) Sci-Fi/Horror Running Time: 115 minutes Written & Directed by: Alex Garland Featuring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac The Psychologist: “It’s destroying everything.” The Biologist: “It’s not destroying… It’s making something new.” Critical Commentary: When it comes to genre television and films Netflix really runs the gamut from incredibly complex high quality projects like last years […]