Blu-ray/DVD review: “Raya and the Last Dragon” (2021)

“Raya and the Last Dragon” (2021) Animated Running Time: 107 minutes Written by: Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim Directed by: Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada Featuring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Sandra Oh,Thalia Tran, Lucille Soong and Alan Tudyk Sisu: “I'm going to be real with you, alright? I'm not like the best dragon, you know?” Raya: “But you saved the world.” Sisu: “I did …

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Blu-ray review: “The Gambler” (1974)

“The Gambler” (1974) Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: James Toback Directed by: Karel Reisz Featuring: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky and Burt Young Axel Freed: “I'm not going to lose it. I'm going to gamble it.” Released recently for the first time on Blu-ray is the 1970s drama “The Gambler” (1974) featuring James Caan in the central role of …

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DVD review: “Summerland” (2020)

“Summerland” (2020) Drama Running Time: 99 minutes Written and directed by: Jessica Swale Featuring: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Siân Phillips, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay Mr. Sullivan: “Bad news is bad news no matter how you tell it. There's nothing makes it easier.” Released recently on DVD is, “Summerland” (2020), the latest film featuring Gemma Arterton in a World War …

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Blu-ray review: “High Ground” (2020)

“High Ground” (2020) Drama Running Time: 104 minutes Written by: Chris Anastassiades Directed by: Stephen Maxwell Johnson Featuring: Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Simon Baker, Callan Mulvey, Aaron Pedersen, Ryan Corr, Caren Pistorius, Sean Mununggurr, Witiyana Marika, Esmerelda Marimowa, Maximillian Johnson and Jack Thompson Moran: “They are calling them the wild mob, brought together by baywara.” Released recently on Blu-ray and DVD is the …

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DVD review: “Love thy neighbour” (1972-1976)

“Love thy neighbour” (1972-1976) Television/Comedy Fifty-three episodes Created by: Vince Powell and Harry Driver Featuring: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, and Kate Williams Joan Booth: “Nobody dances at work socials. It's mainly drinking to music.” Released on DVD is the early 1970s long running comedy “Love thy neighbour” (1972-1976) which sought to analyse in its own way race relations in England or …

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DVD review: “…And Mother Makes Three” (1971-1973)

“...And Mother Makes Three” (1971-1973) Television/Comedy Twenty-six episodes Created by: Richard Waring Featuring: Wendy Craig, Robin Davies, David Parfitt, Valerie Lush, George Selway, Richard Coleman, Julie Dawn Cole, Miriam Mann and Richard Thorp Sally: "And I'm coming to the end... of my tether! That television set is on day and night. No homework ever gets done. You come home from school, you plonk yourselves down in …

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Blu-ray review: “The Mothman Prophecies” (2002)

“The Mothman Prophecies” (2002) Horror/Drama Running Time: 119 minutes Written by: Richard Hatem based on The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel Directed by: Mark Pellington Featuring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney and Alan Bates John Klein: “I think we can assume that these entities are more advanced than us. Why don't they just come right out and tell us what's on their minds?” Alexander …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Marksman” (2021)

“The Marksman” (2021) Action Running time: 108 minutes Written by: Robert Lorenz, Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz Directed by: Robert Lorenz Featuring: Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba and Teresa Ruiz Jim: “I don't scare easy.” Released on Blu-ray and DVD is the latest in a long line of Liam Neeson starring action movies in the form of …

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DVD review: “It’s a Sin” (2021)

“It’s a Sin” (2021) Television/Drama Five Episodes Written and created by: Russell T Davies Featuring: Olly Alexander, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West and Nathaniel Curtis “It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sinIt’s a sinEverything I’ve ever doneEverything I ever doEvery place I’ve ever beenEverywhere I’m going to IIt’s a sin” – Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin …

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DVD review: “Intelligence – Season One” (2020)

“Intelligence - Season One” (2020) Television/Comedy Six Episodes Written and created by: Nick Mohammed Featuring: David Schwimmer, Nick Mohammed, Jane Stanness, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Eliot Salt and Oliver Birch Joseph: “I have written a program that should be able to narrow down whether the person responsible for this cyber attach is male or female.” Recently released on DVD is the British …

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DVD review: “The Man from Snowy River – Series 1 – 4” (1994-1996)

“The Man from Snowy River – Series 1 - 4” (1994-1996) Television/Drama Sixty-five Episodes Based on Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River" Featuring: Andrew Clarke, Wendy Hughes, Brett Climo, Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce, Joelene Crnogorac, Sheryl Munks, Kristie Raymond, Josh Lucas, Amanda Douge and James Sherry Jessica Harrison: “If I'd wanted your help, mate, I would've asked for it.” Released this month on DVD is the …

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DVD review: “The Trip – Complete Movie Box Set”

"The Trip - Complete Movie Box Set" Drama/Comedy Created by: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Steve Coogan: "Originality is overrated." Released on DVD recently are the movie versions of all four series of the hit comedy "The Trip" featuring at its core actors …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Nomadland” (2020)

“Nomadland” (2020) Drama Running Time: 104 minutes Written by: Chloé Zhao based on Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder Directed by: Chloé Zhao Featuring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May and Swankie Bob: “One of the things I love most about this life is that there's no final goodbye. You know, I've met hundreds of people out here …

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DVD review: “George and Mildred” (1976-1979)

“George and Mildred” (1976-1979) Television/Comedy Thirty-eight episodes Created by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer Featuring: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn and Nicholas Bond-Owen George: “That's a lovely statue, Mildred.” Mildred: “Oh, thank you. It's symbolic, of course.” George: “You can see that, it hasn't got any what's-names.” Released recently on DVD is the UK comedy “George and Mildred” (1976-1979) which itself was a spin …

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DVD review: “Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020)

“Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020) Comedy Twenty-four episodes Created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Featuring: Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson Dorien Green: “Good afternoon, neighbours.” Sharon Theodopolopoudos: “It was, up until now.” Dorien Green: “Now, now, Sharon. Fat people are supposed to be jolly; it's a tradition.” Released this month on DVD is the first three seasons of the ITV comedy “Birds …

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DVD review: “Archenemy” (2020)

“Archenemy” (2020) Sci-Fi/Action Running time: 90 minutes Written and Directed by: Adam Egypt Mortimer Featuring: Joe Manganiello, Paul Scheer, Glenn Howerton, Zolee Griggs and Amy Seimetz Indigo: “I wanna make it rain … we should be going viral.”  Recently released on DVD is the sci-fi/action movie “Archenemy” (2020) featuring Joe Manganiello in the lead role as a somewhat powerless …

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Blu-ray review: “Five” (1951)

“Five” (1951) Sci-Fi/Horror Running time: 91 minutes Written and Directed by: Arch Oboler Featuring: William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubeš, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin and Earl Lee Michael: “He's dead, they're all dead! We live in a dead world! And I'm glad it's dead... cheap, honky-tonk of a world.” Released recently on Blu-ray for the very first time anywhere is …

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Blu-ray review: “Breakdown” (1997)

“Breakdown” (1997) Thriller Running time: 93 minutes Written and Directed by: Jonathan Mostow Featuring: Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh and Kathleen Quinlan Red Barr: “Now, before you get any half-baked ideas about calling in the cavalry, just remember we're gonna be watching you every step of the way. And we'll be listening to our police scanners. And if we …

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Trailer: “Those Who Wish Me Dead”

Trailer: “Those Who Wish Me Dead” Based on the 2014 novel by Michael Koryta, the story unfolds against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness and follows a fourteen-year-old boy (Finn Little) who witnesses a brutal murder. https://videopress.com/v/JKYlf92F?preloadContent=metadata He’s put into witness protection at a survival training program for troubled teens, meanwhile the two killers are …

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DVD review: “Bognor” (1981-1982)

“Bognor” (1981-1982) Television/Drama Twenty-one Episodes Created by: T.R. Bowen and Carey Harrison based on the novels written by Tim Heald Featuring: David Horovitch, Joanna McCallum, Ewan Roberts and Tim Meats Bognor: (While in bed with Monica, half naked and during champagne) "I have to get back to the Monastery, I have to be on the spot." Released recently on …

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