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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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Film review: “Peter Rabbit” (2018)

“Peter Rabbit” (2018) Comedy Running Time: 95 minutes Written by: Rob Lieber & Will Gluck Directed by: Will Gluck Featuring:  Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and Sam Neill, with the voices of James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, and Elizabeth Debicki Thomas McGregor: I’m allergic to blackberries. Peter Rabbit: [From above]*Allergic* to *blackberries*? Peter Rabbit: Is that even a thing? Is that where we’ve gone to? I mean, suddenly *everyone* is […]

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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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DVD review: “Delicious – Series One & Two”

“Delicious – Series One & Two” TV Series/Drama/Comedy Episodes: Eight Created by: Dan Sefton Featuring: Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Iain Glen, Sheila Hancock Dawn French: “This is Cornwall – there are no secrets.” Series One: Episode One: Leo Vincent is a successful chef, who has stolen most of his recipes from ex-wife Gina Benelli, whom he cuckolded for years with […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” (2017)

“Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” (2016) Science Fiction Running Time: 152 minutes Written and Directed by: Rian Johnson Featuring:  Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro Luke Skywalker: “Breathe. Just breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?” Rey: “Light. Darkness. A balance.” Luke Skywalker: “It’s so much […]

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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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Film review: “Ready Player One” (2018)

“Ready Player One” (2018) Sci-Fi Running Time: 140 minutes Written by: Zak Penn & Ernest Cline Directed by: Steven Spielberg Featuring:  Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance James Halliday: “Hello, if you’re watching this, I’m dead. I created a hidden object, an Easter egg. The first person to find the egg will inherit half a trillion […]

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DVD review: “Wonder” (2017)

“Wonder” (2017) Drama Running Time: 113 minutes Written by:  Steve Conrad, based on the novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio Directed by: Stephen Chbosky Featuring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay Auggie Pullman: [voice over] “I know I’m not an ordinary kind of a kid, I’ve had twenty-seven surgeries. They help me to breathe, to see, to hear without a hearing […]

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Film review: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (2017)

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (2017) Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written by: Matt Greenhalgh Directed by:  Paul McGuigan Featuring:  Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber and Leanne Best Peter Turner: “Has anyone ever told you that you look like Lauren Bacall when you smoke?” Gloria Grahame: “Humphrey Bogart. And I didn’t like it then either.” Each year there are a […]

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DVD review: “Ingrid goes West” (2017)

“Ingrid goes West” (2017) Comedy Running Time: 98 minutes Written by: David Branson Smith & Matt Spicer Directed by: Matt Spicer Featuring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff and O’Shea Jackson Jr. Dan Pinto: “Can we restart like a reboot?“ Ingrid Thorburn: “Yes, like a reboot.” There have been many movies made that deal with the idea of stalkers, either shadowing normal people […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Paddington 2” (2017)

“Paddington 2” (2017) Animated Comedy Written by: Paul King & Simon Farnaby Directed by: Paul King Featuring: Ben Wishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Hugh Grant Henry Brown: Paddington wouldn’t hesitate if any of us needed help! He looks for the good in all of us. There is no doubt that the release of “Paddington” in 2016 was not […]

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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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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Justice League” (2017)

“Justice League” (2017) Action/Fantasy Running Time: 120 minutes Written by: Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon Directed by:  Zack Snyder Featuring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons and Ciarán Hinds Diana Prince: “People said the Age of Heroes would never come again.“ Bruce Wayne: “It has to. We don’t have any more time!“ Has there ever been any more problems […]

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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, […]

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Film review: “The Death of Stalin” (2017)

“The Death of Stalin” (2017) Comedy/Drama Written by: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin & Peter Fellows Directed by: Armando Iannucci Featuring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor Vasily Stalin: I know the drill. Smile, shake hands and try not to call them cunts.  This week sees the release of a bit of an enigmatic film, […]

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New Trailer: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (2018)

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.” At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald […]