Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Crown – Series Three” (2019)

“The Crown – Series Three” (2019) Television Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Peter Morgan Featuring: Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O'Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell and Andrew Buchan Queen Elizabeth II: “You were my guardian angel. The roof over my head. The spine in my back. The iron in my heart. You were the compass …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mulan” (2020)

“Mulan” (2020) Action Running tine: 115 minutes Written by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin Directed by: Niki Caro Featuring: Yifei Liu , Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li and Jet Li Xian Lang: [to Mulan] “When they find out who you are, they will show you no mercy.” Released this week on 4K Blu-ray is the …

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Trailer: “Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” (2020)

Trailer: “Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” (2020) A new trailer is out for “Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” which is essentially a new cut of “The Godfather Part III”. Having recently recut and re-released both “Apocalypse Now” and “The Cotton Club” in the past two …

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Trailer: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021)

Trailer: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021) Following its first trailer release at DC Fandome and then subsequent pulling due to a legal dispute over its song use, HBO Max has now revealed the new trailer for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” – his recut of the 2017 DC Comics team-up film. https://videopress.com/v/oco0CNIZ?preloadContent=metadata This trailer is pretty …

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Streaming review: “Greenland” (2020)

“Greenland” (2020) Thriller/Sci-Fi Running Time: 119 minutes Written by: Chris Sparling Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh Featuring: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman and Hope Davis John Garrity: “I swear, I’m going to get my family into that bunker." Clayton: “I know you will, John.” Released last week to on-demand services is the latest Gerard Butler action movie “Greenland” …

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DVD review: “Westside – Season 1 – 6” (2015-2020)

"Westside - Season 1 - 6" (2015-2020) TV series/Drama 44 Episodes Created by: James Griffin & Rachel Lang Featuring: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Dan Musgrove, Esther Stephens, Todd Emerson, Pana Hema-Taylor, Xavier Horan, Sophie Hambleton, Reef Ireland, Ashleigh Cummings Ted: "No rhinos around here mate: just a pig dressed as a ponce." Released on …

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Trailer: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2020)

Trailer: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2020) Netflix has released the official trailer for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the feature adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s Tony Award-nominated play. https://videopress.com/v/FA3yRZCi?preloadContent=metadata Chicago, 1927. In a recording session, tensions rise between the trailblazing singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her young and ambitious trumpeter (Chadwick Boseman) who aspired …

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DVD review: “Greed” (2019)

“Greed” (2019) Drama Running time: 104 minutes Written and Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Asa Butterfield, Dinita Gohil, Sophie Cookson, Jonny Sweet, Asim Chaudhry, Shirley Henderson, and Isla Fisher Samantha: “No one reads the Mail Online, it's cleavage clickbait!” Sir Richard McCreadie: “Yeah, except I'M the tit this time.” Released on DVD is the latest collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom and …

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Trailer: “News of the World” (2020)

Trailer: “News of the World” (2020) Universal Pictures has released a new full trailer for the period western drama “News of the World” which sees the re-teaming of “Captain Phillips” actor Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass. https://videopress.com/v/iAE9jkB1?preloadContent=metadata Based on Paulette Jiles’ 2016 novel and adapted by Luke Davies (“Lion”), the story begins five years …

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Teaser Trailer: “Halloween Kills” (2021)

Teaser Trailer: “Halloween Kills” (2021) A short 30 second teaser for “Halloween Kills” has arrived. https://videopress.com/v/YEBIL0eU?preloadContent=metadata David Gordon Green returns to helm the film which sees Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak and Robert Longstreet returning along with original 1978 actors Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace and Nancy Stephens as Nurse Marion Chambers. Anthony …

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

“Follow Me” (2020) Horror Running time: 88 minutes Written and directed by: Will Wernick Featuring: Holland Roden, Keegan Allen, Pasha Lychnikoff, Denzel Whitaker and George Janko Alexei: [addressing the group before they enter the escape room] “Ok, now remember, as real as everything might seem, you're safe.” Recently released on DVD and Blu-ray is the social media based horror “Follow Me” (2020) …

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DVD review: “Queens of Mystery: Series One” (2019)

“Queens of Mystery: Series One” (2019) Television Three Episodes Created by: Julian Unthank Featuring: Julie Graham, Rebecca Grant, Andrew Leung, Siobhan Redmond, Martin Trenaman, Olivia Vinall and Sarah Woodward “Queens of Mystery” concerns Matilda Stone, a young detective who has been assigned to the constabulary in her fictional hometown village of Wildemarsh in England. There, Matilda is also reunited with her three crime novelist aunts Cat, Beth, and …

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Blu-ray review: “Night Falls on Manhattan” (1996)

“Night Falls on Manhattan” (1996) Drama Running time: 109 minutes Written by: Sidney Lumet based on the novel Night Falls on Manhattan by Robert Daley Directed by: Sidney Lumet Featuring: Andy Garcia, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Lena Olin, Ron Leibman and Richard Dreyfuss Sean Casey: “You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!” Released recently on blu-ray is …

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Blu-ray review: “When Worlds Collide” (1951)

“When Worlds Collide” (1951) Science Fiction Running time: 83 minutes Written by: Sydney Boehm based on the book When Worlds Collide by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie Directed by: Rudolph Maté Featuring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen and John Hoyt Dr. Emery Bronson: “If our calculations prove to be correct, this will be the most frightening discovery of all time.” Released on Blu-Ray …

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DVD review: “Fraggle Rock – Collection Two “ (1985-1986)

“Fraggle Rock – Collection Two “ (1985-1986) Television Thirty-five Episodes Created by: Jim Henson Featuring: Gerry Parkes, Fulton Mackay, John Gordon Sinclair, Simon O'Brien, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Richard Hunt and Jim Henson Pa Gorg: “Junior, are you sure this isn't another one of your dumb hair-brained schemes?” Junior Gorg: “No, Pa, this is one of my smart hair-brained schemes!” Released recently on …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Anna” (2020)

“Ava” (2020) Action/Thriller Running time: 96 minutes Written by:  Matthew Newton  Directed by:  Tate Taylor Featuring: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, Colin Farrell, Ioan Gruffudd and Joan Chen [to Ava, referring to the next assassination job]Duke: “So this one could be tricky. The approach should be flirty but classy. Anything aggressive is going to scare the General off.” Released recently on Blu-ray/DVD is …

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Trailer: “Monster Hunter” (2020)

Trailer: “Monster Hunter” (2020) A new trailer for the film adaptation of the “Monster Hunter” video game franchise has gone online ahead of the film’s release which is now set for a December 30th theatrical run. https://videopress.com/v/UeeeaKxn?preloadContent=metadata Paul W.S. Anderson (“Resident Evil,” “Mortal Kombat”) directs the feature which begins when an unexpected sandstorm transports Lt. …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (2020)

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (2020) Action Running time:109 minutes Written by: Christina Hodson Directed by: Cathy Yan Featuring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong and Ewan McGregor Harley Quinn: “Oh hey, you're that singer no one listens to.” Dinah Lance: “Oh hey, you're the asshole no one likes.” Critical Commentary …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973)

“Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973) Television Twenty-three Episodes Produced by: William Castle Featuring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards, Patricia Neal, William Windom, Gena Rowlands, Carolyn Jones, Melvyn Douglas, Tyne Daly, David Soul, Karen Black and Jodie Foster Released recently on Blu-ray and DVD is the short lived anthology series “Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973) that dipped its toes into horror and fantasy with some truly great character actors appearing …

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DVD review: “Foyle’s War” (2002-2015)

“Foyle's War” (2002-2015) Television Twenty-eight Episodes Created by: Anthony Horowitz Featuring: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell Samantha Stewart: [to Foyle and Milner] "What you both need is a jolly good murder!" Recently re-released on DVD is the television series “Foyle's War” (2002-2015), it was essentially a murder mystery series taking place mostly in England during World War II. …

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