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Blu-ray Review: The Cronenberg Collection

David Cronenberg Collection This newly released box set includes three horror movies films from director David Cronenberg. Presented in this box set are three of his earliest films Shivers (1975), Rabid (1977) and The Dead Zone (1983). The first two films are in fact the directors first two full length films made in Canada, and were made with a government tax […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998)

“Fear and Loathing Las Vegas” (1998) Running Time: 118 minutes Directed by: Terry Gilliam Featuring: Johnny Depp. Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey, Katherine Helmond, Michael Jeter, Mark Harmon, Craig Bierko Raoul Duke: Lets get down to brass tacks. How much for the ape? This month sees the release on Blu-ray of the Terry Gilliam, 1998 film “Fear and […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964)

“Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964) Running Time: 95 minutes Directed by: Stanley Kubrick Featuring: Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones, Keenan Wyn President Merkin Muffley: Gentlemen, you cant fight in here! This is the War Room! The re-release this month of “Dr. Strangelove or: How […]

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DVD Review: “The Hunting Ground” (2015)

The Hunting Ground (2015) Genre: Documentary Running Time: 103 minutes Directed by: Kirby Dick Director Kirby Dick (The Invisible War – an Oscar nominated documentary about rape in the US armed forces) confronts an issue that has been present on US University campuses for years and lifts the lid on how certain people in power treat survivors who have not […]

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DVD Review: “CSI: Cyber – Season 1”

CSI: Cyber – Season 1 (DVD) Running Time: 545 minutes Extras: CSI Episode “Kitty”, Deleted Scenes, Makings of, Commentaries and more… Featuring: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz, Hayley Kiyoko It was probably going to be inevitable that the CSI franchise was going to move into the 21st century with a show based around […]

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DVD Review: “Gilda” (1946)

Gilda (1946) Directed: King Vidor Featuring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready “I’ve got some news for you, Johnny. I’m going to do exactly what I please, when I please. I was true to one man once, hmmm, and look what happened.” King Vidor’s film noir “Gilda” stands as one of the finest examples of that genre and possibly Rita […]

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DVD Review: Mississippi Grind (2015)

Mississippi Grind (2015) Directed: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Featuring: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Yvonne Landry, Alfre Woodard, Sienna Miller “Do you know how to get a sweet, little, old lady to yell “Go f— yourself?” Get another sweet, little, old lady to yell “Bingo!”” The past few years has seen the rise and rise of character actor Ben Mendelssohn, from […]

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TV Review: Cuffs – Season 1 – Out Now

Cuffs Series 1 BBC – 456 minutes – 8 Episodes Featuring: Ashely Walters, Jacob Ifan, Amanda Abbington, Peter Sullivan, Shaun Dooley, Paul Ready, Alex Carter and Eleanor Matsuura It is refreshing to watch an episodic TV show that at times does not take itself too seriously. After the effect that the Scandinavian police/political television series have had it is not surprising […]