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Film review: “Vice” (2018)

“Vice” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written and directed by: Adam McKay Featuring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons and Justin Kirk  Dick Cheney:“I can feel your incriminations and your judgments, and I am fine with that. You want to be loved? Go be a movie star. The world is as you find it. You’ve gotta deal with that […]

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DVD review: “A Discovery of Witches – Season One” (2018)

“A Discovery of Witches – Season One” (2018) Television/Drama/Fantasy Eight Episodes Created by: Deborah Harkness Featuring: Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford Matthew Clairmont: “Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to the humans now. We, creatures, have all but disappeared. Daemons… vampires… witches… hiding in plain sight. Ill at ease even with […]

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Film review: “White Boy Rick” (2018) 

“White Boy Rick” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: Andy Weiss, Logan Miller & Noah Miller Directed by: Yann Demange Featuring: Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie  Richard Wershe Sr.:“When I first saw you I knew you were going to be bigger than me.” The latest movie starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey […]

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Three – That Never Should Have Happened to You” (2019)

“The Passage – Episode Three – That should never have happened to you” (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Fanning: “Let him know your story” The third episode has arrived of the show based on the excellent adult trilogy ‘The Passage’ […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Hunter Killer” (2018) 

“Hunter Killer” (2018)  Drama/Thriller Running Time: 121 minutes Written by: Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss Directed by: Donovan Marsh Featuring: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist, Common, Linda Cardellini and Toby Stephens Captain Joe Glass: “I would like to take one last breath before we go under. You never know what it’s gonna be like when you come up.” This month sees the release on DVD, Blu-ray and […]

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DVD review: “Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist” (2018)

“Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist” (2018)  Documentary Running Time: 83 minutes Directed by: Lorna Tucker Featuring: Christina Hendricks, Kate Moss, André Leon Talley and Vivienne Westwood Vivienne Westwood:“This film about me is mediocre. I am not.” This week we see the release of one of the more oddly put together documentaries from last year on DVD, that is the average “Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist” (2018). This […]

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Film review: “The Favourite” (2018) 

“The Favourite” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written by: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Featuring:  Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss Queen Anne:“Some wounds do not close; I have many such.” It is truly amazing how quickly the critical establishment can turn against a director, then return him to favour, this is what has happened […]

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Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode Three – The Lubbock Lights” (2019)

“Project Blue Book – Episode Three – The Lubbock Lights” (2019)  Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: David O’Leary Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Michael Malarkey Close Encounter:“An event in which a person witnesses an unidentified flying object. This terminology and the system of classification behind it were first suggested in astronomer and UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek’s book ‘The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry’ published […]

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Film review: “Mortal Engines” (2018)

“Mortal Engines” (2018)  Fantasy/Young Adult Running Time: 128 minutes Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson Directed by: Christian Rivers Featuring: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang Chudleigh Pomeroy:“Sixty minutes is all it took to bring humanity to the very brink of extinction. Mankind mobilized, a new age arose. The Age of the Great Predator Cities. Survival […]

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Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode Two – The Flatwoods Monster” (2019)

Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode Two – The Flatwoods Monster” (2019) Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: David O’Leary Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Michael Malarkey Sighting: “An instance of seeing or catching sight of something, typically something unusual or rare.” This new series revolves around secret U.S. Air Force investigations into supposed UFO encounters and unexplained phenomenon, undertaken by astrophysicist, […]

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DVD review: “Dark Crimes” (2018)

“Dark Crimes” (2018) Thriller Running Time: 92 minutes Written by: Jeremy Brock Directed by: Alexandros Avranas Featuring: Jim Carrey, Agata Kulesza, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen, Zbigniew Zamachowski and Marton Csokas Kozlow: “The river has an end and a beginning.” There is undoubtedly a dark side to Jim Carrey’s professional and personal persona, which has never been fully explored on film, although he has dabbled in films that […]

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Film review: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (2019)

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (2019)  Animated Running Time: 104 minutes Written & directed by: Dean DeBlois Featuring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Justin Rupple, Kristen Wiig and F. Murray Abraham Astrid: “Another Nightfury.” Hiccup:“She’s more like a Bright…” Astrid:“A Lightfury.” With very little fanfare the final part of the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy has been released […]

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4K Blu-ray Review: “First Man” (2018)

“First Man” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 141 minutes Written by: Josh Singer Directed by: Damien Chazelle Featuring: Ryan Gosling,  Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas Neil Armstrong: “I don’t know what space exploration will uncover, but I don’t think it’ll be exploration just for the sake of exploration. I think it’ll be more the fact that it allows us to see […]

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Two – You owe me a new Unicorn” (2019)

“The Passage – Episode Two – You owe me a new Unicorn” (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Doctor:“This could be the cure for… everything.” Well the second episode has arrived of the show based on the excellent adult trilogy […]

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Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode One – The Fuller Dogfight” (2019)

“Project Blue Book – Episode One – The Fuller Dogfight” (2019)  Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: David O’Leary Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Michael Malarkey UFO: “An unidentified flying object (UFO) is an object observed in the sky that is not readily identified. Most UFOs are later identified as conventional objects or phenomena. The term is widely used for claimed observations of extra-terrestrial spacecraft.” One of the more […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” (2018)

“The House with a Clock in Its Walls” (2018)  Fantasy/Young Adult Running Time: 105 minutes Written by: Eric Kripke based on the book by John Bellairs Directed by: Eli Roth Featuring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett and Owen Vaccaro Jonathan Barnavelt:“There’s a clock in the walls. We don’t know what it does, except… something horrible.” The new fantasy young adult movie is released on Blu-ray […]