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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Apollo 11” (2019)

“Apollo 11” (2019) Documentary Running time: 93 minutes Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller Featuring: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins Neil Armstrong: “One small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind.” Released on Blu-ray/DVD is the documentary that hit all the right buttons last year in the recently found footage that made “Apollo 11” (2019)  a must see for many, harkening back […]

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DVD review: “Palm Beach” (2019)

“Palm Beach” (2019) Drama Written by: Joanna Murray-Smith and Rachel Ward Directed by: Rachel Ward Featuring: Frances Berry, Bryan Brown and Matilda Brown Recently released on DVD is the Australian movie “Palm Beach” (2019) directed by Rachel Ward, her second go round after the excellent “Beautiful Kate” (2009), both featuring her husband Bryan Brown. The plot of the movie is […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Downton Abbey” (2019)

“Downton Abbey” (2019) Drama Running time: 122 minutes Written by: Julian Fellowes Directed by: Michael Engler Featuring: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton Henry Talbot: “Leave Downton? We’re stuck with it, aren’t we?” Lady Mary Talbot: “Yes. Yes, I believe we are.” Released recently on blu-ray/DVD is the Julian Fellowes creation “Downton Abbey” (2019) making a jump from the small screen to […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996)

“SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996) Television/Science Fiction 57 Episodes Created by: Rockne S. O’Bannon Featuring: Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Stephanie Beacham, Don Franklin and Michael Ironside Capt. Nathan Bridger: “Beneath the surface lies the future.” Recently re-released on blu-ray is the mid-nineties sci-fi series “SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996) that was heavily indfluened by two shows from the 1960s, those being “Star Trek: The Original Series” (1966-1969) and most obviously “Voyage […]

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DVD review: “Wild Rose” (2019)

“Wild Rose” (2019) Musical/Drama Running time: 103 minutes Written by: Nicole Taylor Directed by: Tom Harper Featuring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, Craig Parkinson, James Harkness, Janey Godley, Daisy Littlefeld, Ryan Kerr, Adam Mitchell and Nicole Kerr Country Singer: “No-one wants to see a convicted criminal up there.” Rose-Lynn Harlan: “Johnny Cash was a convicted criminal , you ball-bag.” Released recently on DVD is the criminally […]

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DVD review: “Overcomer” (2019)

“Overcomer” (2019) Drama/Family Running time: 115 minutes Writtien by: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick Directed by: Alex Kendrick Featuring: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Jack Sterner, Cameron Arnett and Aryn Wright-Thompson Thomas Hill: “For someone who knows the Lord, you’re acting like somebody who doesn’t. Which makes me wonder: what have you allowed to define you? When you lost your team, […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995)

“Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995) Drama Running time: 143 minutes Written by: Patrick Sheane Duncan Directed by: Stephen Herek Featuring: Richard Dreyfuss , Glenne Headly, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy and Jay Thomas Glenn Holland: “Playing music is supposed to be fun. It’s about heart, it’s about feelings, moving people, and something beautiful, and it’s not about notes on a page. I can teach you notes on a page, […]

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DVD review: “Keeping Faith – Season Two” (2019)

“Keeping Faith – Season Two” (2019) Thriller Six Episodes Created by: Matthew Hall Featuring: Eve Myles, Hannah Daniel, Matthew Gravelle, Bradley Freegard, Mark Lewis Jones, Mali Harries and Aneirin Hughes Megan: “People just don’t go missing, even I know that.” Released recently on DVD is the second season of the Welsh drama “Keeping Faith” that features Eve Myles in the lead role playing a complex character in a […]

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DVD review: “Liam Gallagher: As it was” (2019)

“Liam Gallagher: As it was” (2019) Music Documentary Running time: 85 minutes  Directed by: Gavin Fitzgerald, Charlie Lightening Featuring:  Liam Gallagher, David Adcock, Paul Arthurs  “You’re getting toldYou greedy soulYou’ve been telling liesThe slippery kind” – Greedy Soul, Liam Gallagher “Liam Gallagher: As it was” (2019) is a music documentary (of sorts, back to that later) that takes a broad look at ex Oasis front […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (2019)

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (2019) Fantasy Running time: 123 minutes Written by: Linda Woolverton, Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue Directed by: Joachim Rønning Featuring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Harris Dickinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein and Michelle Pfeiffer Narrator: “Once upon a time, or perhaps twice upon a time, for you may already remember this story, there was a powerful Fey named Maleficent. For some reason, the mistress […]

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DVD review: “Agatha Raisin – Series One & Two” (2014 – present)

“Agatha Raisin – Series One & Two” (2014 – present) Thriller/Comedy Running time: 123 minutes Produced by: Barry Ryan, Michele Buck and David Walton based on Agatha Raisin by M. C. Beaton Featuring: Ashley Jensen, Katy Wix, Matthew Horne and Jamie Glover Agatha Raisin: “When confronted with someone who appears to be in a perpetual state of outrage, it is tempting for other people to wind them up. Besides, I have always […]

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DVD review: “Memory: The Origins of Alien” (2019)

“Memory: The Origins of Alien” (2019) Documentary Running time: 90 minutes Written & Directed by: Alexandre O. Philippe Featuring: Dan O’Bannon, Veronica Cartwright, Roger Corman Mark Twain: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”  Recently released on DVD is the documentary “Memory: The Origins of Alien” (2019) a very original movie about the film “Alien” (1979) that […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Joker” (2019)

“Joker” (2019) Drama Running Time: 122 minutes Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver Directed by: Todd Phillips Featuring: Joaquin Phoenix,  Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham and Marc Maron  Arthur Fleck: “I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it’s a comedy.” Critical Review Released recently on 4K Blu-ray/DVD was the global phenomenon […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Good Omens” (2019)

“Good Omens” (2019) Fantasy/TV Miniseries Six Episodes Written by: Neil Gaiman based on Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman Directed by: Chris Renaud Featuring: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Jon Hamm and Frances McDormand  “You’re the best friendThat I ever hadI’ve been with you such a long timeYou’re my sunshineAnd I want you to knowThat my feelings are trueI really love youYou’re my best friend” – Queen Released recently […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Gemini Man” (2019)

“Gemini Man” (2019) Science Fiction/Action Running time: 117 minutes Written by: David Benioff, Billy Ray & Darren Lemke Directed by: Ang Lee Featuring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong Henry: [referring to Junior] “When I saw him, it was like I was seeing a ghost. Like every trigger I’ve ever pulled.” Critical Review Recently released on 4K blu-ray and DVD is the latest Will […]

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DVD review: “Darrow & Darrow – Collection One” (2017-present)

“Darrow & Darrow – Collection One” (1996) Thriller/Drama Three Full Length Movies Created by: Phoef Sutton Directed by: Peter Deluise and Mel Damski Featuring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tom Cavanagh, Wendie Malick and Lilah Fitzgerald Released recently on DVD is the Lifetime Channels TV movie series “Darrow & Darrow” (2017-present) a mystery show created by Phoef Sutton whose influences can be seen within the show, pick […]