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Blu-ray review: “Narcos – Season Three” (2015 – present)

“Narcos – Season Three” (2015 – present) Drama, Television Series, Action, Thriller Episodes: 10 Created by: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Chris Brancato Featuring: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Paulina Gaitan, Juan Murcia Javier Pena: “Sometimes you gotta do bad things to catch bad people.” Yet another excellent Netflix show makes it ways onto Blu-ray and DVD this month and […]

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Streaming review: “Jack Ryan” (2018)

“Jack Ryan: Season One” (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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Streaming review: “Black Spot” (Zone Blanche) (2018)

“Black Spot” (Zone Blanche) (2018) Television/Drama Eight Episodes Created & written by: Mathieu Missoffe Directed by: Thierry Poiraud and Julien Despaux Featuring: Suliane Brahim, Hubert Delattre,and Laurent Capelluto Franck Siriani: “Your murder rate is six times the national average!” Some television shows wear their influences out in the open begging to be compared and judged on the basis of someone else’s […]

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Film review: “Paterno” (2018)

“Paterno” (2018) Drama Running Time: 105 minutes Written by: Debora Cahn & John C. Richards Directed by: Barry Levinson Featuring: Al Pacino, Riley Keough, Kathy Baker, Greg Grunberg, Annie Parisse Sara Ganim: “Uh, I’m sorry. You said… 1976?” Movies about sports teams or personalities are a dime a dozen, every year in many formats they are released, normally very tightly controlled affairs, […]

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Streaming review: “Safe” (2018)

“Safe” (2018) TV Series Episodes: Eight Created by: Harlan Coben Featuring: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Nigel Lindsay, Laila Rouass, Emmett J. Scanlan, Amy James-Kelly, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Louis Greatorex Why is it that now pulp stories are being made directly into limited television series every writer now thinks they are Lynda La Plante […]

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Streaming review: “Cobra Kai Season One” (2018)

“Cobra Kai Season One” (2018) Television 10 Episodes Produced by: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald Featuring: Ralph Macchio and William Zabka Amanda: “What is going on?” Anthony: “Dad is about to fight this guy.” Daniel: “Amanda, just please go inside. This is between me and Sensei Lawrence.” Amanda: “Yeah, you two seem to have this pretty well in hand. Just a […]

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Streaming review: “The Alienist” (2018)

“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 deceives me. […]

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Streaming review: “Lost in Space” (2018 – )

“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 into Earth, threatening humanity’s […]

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Streaming review: “Pyewacket” (2018)

“Pyewacket” (2018) Horror Running Time: 87 minutes Written & directed by: Adam MacDonald Featuring:  Laurie Holden, Nicole Muñoz,Chloe Rose and Eric Osborne Author:“Just be careful in what you believe.”   As strange as it may sound Canada has a long tradition in the horror genre, so “Pyewacket” (2018) is just the latest in a long line within the genre. As has […]

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Television/Streaming review: “The Terror” (2018) – Episodes Four & Five

“The Terror” (2018) Episodes Four & Five Fantasy/Horror 10 Episodes Developed by: David Kajganich Featuring: Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Ian Hart, Nive Nielsen, Ciarán Hinds “The Terror” is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to the Arctic, in 1845–1848, to locate the Northwest Passage. Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and illness, and forced […]

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Television/Streaming review: “The Terror” (2018) – Episode Three

“The Terror” (2018 – ) Episode Three Fantasy/Horror 10 Episodes Developed by: David Kajganich Featuring: Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Ian Hart, Nive Nielsen, Ciarán Hinds “The Terror” is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to the Arctic, in 1845–1848, to locate the Northwest Passage. Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and illness, and forced […]

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Television review: “Save me” (2018)

“Save Me – Series One” (2018) Drama/Mystery 6 Episodes Developed by: Lennie James Directed by: Nick Murphy Featuring: Lennie James,Suranne Jones, Stephen Graham, Jason Flemyng, Susan Lynch, Kerry Godliman, Nadine Marshall, Barry Ward, Jimmy Walker “Save Me” (2018) revolves around Nelson “Nelly” Rowe, a down-and-out whose life is turned upside down when Jody, the estranged daughter he fathered thirteen years […]

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Streaming review: “The Titan” (2018)

“The Titan” (2018) Sci-Fi Running Time: 99 minutes Written by: Max Hurwitz Directed by: Lennart Ruff Featuring: Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson,Agyness Deyn, Nathalie Emmanuel, Corey Johnson, Aleksandar Jovanovic Another week and another Netflix original movie, this time a genre piece called “The Titan” (2018) something of a Sci-Fi experiment, obviously shot on the cheap with inexperienced director as well as […]

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Television/Streaming review: “The Terror” (2018) – Episodes One & Two

“The Terror” (2018 – ) Episode One & Two Fantasy/Horror 10 Episodes Developed by: David Kajganich Featuring: Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Ian Hart, Nive Nielsen, Ciarán Hinds “The Terror” is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to the Arctic, in 1845–1848, to locate the Northwest Passage. Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and illness, […]

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Streaming 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.” When it comes to genre television and films Netflix really runs the gamut from incredibly complex high quality projects like last years “Stranger Things” […]

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Streaming review: “The Ritual” (2017)

“The Ritual” (2017) Horror Running Time: 94 minutes Written by: Joe Barton Directed by: David Bruckner Featuring:  Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier and Sam Troughton Dom: “My old scoutmaster used to say ‘If the shortcut was a shortcut, it wouldn’t be called a shortcut, it would be called a route’.” It seems like 2017 was a banner year for horror movies all over the world, […]