Blu-ray review: “The Osterman Weekend” (1983)

“The Osterman Weekend” (1983) Action Running Time: 103 /116 minutes Written by: Ian Masters based on The Osterman Weekend by Robert Ludlum Directed by: Sam Peckinpah Featuring: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper and Burt Lancaster Lawrence Fassett: “I know Maxwell Danforth very well; he killed my wife. Not with his bare hands, of course. The Danforths of the world don't murder that …

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DVD Review: “Good Witch” (2015-2021) 

“Good Witch” (2015-2021)  Television Series Sixty Episodes Developed by: Craig Pryce and Sue Tenney Featuring: Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, James Denton, Rhys Matthew Bond, Catherine Disher, Anthony Lemke, Kylee Evans, Peter MacNeill, Sarah Power, Dan Jeannotte, Marc Bendavid, Scott Cavalheiro and Katherine Barrell Cassie Nightingale: “A mistake is like a bump in the road, one bump is not so bad, but if we keep making mistakes …

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Movie review: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (2022)

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (2022) Action Running Time: 161 minutes Written by: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole Directed by: Ryan Coogler Featuring: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Angela Bassett [the Sub-Mariner appears] Ramonda: “Stop right there! Who are you? And how did you get in here?” Namor: [looks around] “This place is amazing. …

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DVD review: “Agatha Raisin: Season Four” (2021)

“Agatha Raisin: Season Four” (2021) Thriller/Comedy Four Episodes 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 found the …

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Blu-ray review: Essential Film Noir Collection 3 (1946 – 1955)

Essential Film Noir Collection 3 (1946 – 1955) Film Noir Contains the following: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)  Written by: Robert Rossen Directed by: Lewis Milestone Featuring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and Kirk Douglas Toni Marachek: “You know what probation is?” Sam Masterson: “Oh sure, a knife stickin' in your back.” In 1928, young heiress Martha Ivers fails …

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Blu-ray review: “On the Beach” (1959)

“On the Beach” (1959) Drama Running Time: 134 minutes Written by: John Paxton based on the novel by Nevil Shute Directed by: Stanley Kramer Featuring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Anthony Perkins, Fred Astaire and Donna Anderson Peter: "Now, this is a special kind of; - sleeping pill. I had a devil of a time getting 'em. But, I wanted …

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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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