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DVD/Blu-ray review: “The Hollow Crown” (2012)

“The Hollow Crown” (2012) Historial Drama Running Time: 528 minutes Directed by: Rupert Goold, Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock and Dominic Cooke Featuring: Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston This television show is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II and Henry V. The first series, which aired in the United Kingdom in 2012, were unanimously hailed as […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Cube: 20th Anniversary Special Edition” (1997)

“Cube: 20th Anniversary Special Edition” (1997) Science Fiction/Thriller Running Time: 90 minutes Written & Directed by: Vincenzo Natali Featuring: Maurice Dean Wint, Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Wayne Robson Rennes: “No more talking. No more guessing. Don’t even think about nothing that’s not right in front of you. That’s the real challenge. You’ve gotta save yourselves […]

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Film review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” (2017)

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” (2017) Sci-Fi/Fantasy Running Time: 136 minutes Written & Directed by: James Gunn Featuring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell Baby Groot: I am Groot.  Yondu: What’s that?  Rocket: He says, “Welcome to the frickin’ Guardians of the Galaxy!” Only he didn’t use “frickin’”. Three years after […]

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Film review: “Get Out” (2017)

“Get Out” (2017) Drama/Horror Running Time: 104 minutes Written & Directed by: Jordan Peele Featuring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root and Catherine Keener Rod Williams (Talking to Detectives): “Then he sent me some weird pictures… I’m like all man that’s Andre Hayworth… this dude been missing for 6 months.Right? So I do all my research you know cause as a […]

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Film Review: “Going in Style” (2017)

“Going in Style” (2017) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 97 minutes Written by: Theodore Melfi Directed by:  Zach Braff Featuring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon, Christopher Lloyd and Ann-Margret Joe: “These banks practically destroyed this country. They crushed a lot of people’s dreams, and nothing ever happened to them. We three old guys, we hit a bank. We get away with it, we retire […]

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DVD/Blu-ray Review: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016)

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016) Fantasy Running Time: 133 minutes Director: David Yates Featuring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell Percival Graves: “You’re an interesting man, Mr. Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there’s more to you than meets the eye. Kicked out […]

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DVD/Blu-ray Review: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016)

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016) Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller Running Time: 132 minutes Directed by: Gareth Edwards Featuring: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelson, Ben Mendelsohn, Forrest Whittaker, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen Mon Mothma: “On your own from the age of fifteen; reckless, aggressive, and undisciplined.” Jyn Erso: “This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel.” The proof was in the […]

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Film review: “Personal Shopper” (2016)

“Personal Shopper” (2016) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written & Directed by: Olivier Assayas Featuring: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Hammou Graia, Nora von Waldstatten, Benjamin Biglay, Audrey Bonnet and Pascal Rambert Maureen: “My twin brother, Louis, died here. It’s been 95 days. We made this oath. Whoever died first would send the other a sign.” It has […]

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DVD Review: “Sleepless” (2017)

“Sleepless” (2017) Thriller/Action Running Time: 96 minutes Written by: Andrea Berloff Directed by: Baran bo Odar Featuring:  Jamie Foxxand T.I., Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Gabrielle Union and Scoot McNairy This film is a remake in all but name – the first one was at least set overnight hence the title – the only positive thing to say about this is that the laughter it […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Moana” (2016)

“Moana” (2016) Animation Running Time: 107 minutes Directed by: Ron Clements & John Musker Featuring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk Maui: “Do you know who Maui is? The greatest demigod that ever lived, who stopped the sun, who pulled up islands out of the sea, and battled monsters. Do you […]

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Film review: “The Fate of the Furious” (2017)

“The Fate of the Furious” (2016) Action Running Time: minutes Written by: Chris Morgan Directed by: F. Gary Gray Featuring:  Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren Roman Pearce: “Why are they shooting at me?”  Tej Parker: “I don’t know. Maybe because you’re in a orange Lamborghini.“ Roman Pearce: “Shut up, Tej!” This film franchise […]

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DVD review: “The Void” (2016)

“The Void” (2016) Horror Running Time: 90 minutes Written & Directed by: Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie Featuring: Ellen Wong, Aaron Poole, Evan Stern, Kathleen Munroe and Kenneth Walsh Original horror films are so hard to produce, they can be even harder to find for the public with a love of the genre. This year has already seen some great horror films, […]

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Blu-ray review: “Why Him?” (2016)

“Why Him?” (2016) Comedy Running Time: 111 minutes Written & Directed by:  John Hamburg Featuring: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck and Keegan-Michael Key Laird Mayhew: “Motherfucking *Fleming’s* are in the house! YES!” Ned Fleming: “Oh my God.” This new James Franco/Bryan Cranston comedy is a riff on the classic drama “Guess who’s coming to dinner” (1967), they star as the titular warring […]

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Blu-ray review: “Monster Trucks” (2017)

“Monster Trucks” (2017) Science Fiction/Action Running Time: 104 minutes Written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson Directed by: Chris Wedge Featuring:  Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper and Holt McCallany Reece Tenneson: “I’m not into hurting people..” [Nods to Burke] Reece Tenneson: “..that’s his job.” When movies go bad they really go bad and not much can save them. Enter “Monster […]

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Blu-ray review: “The Bye Bye Man” (2017)

“The Bye Bye Man” (2017) Horror Running Time: 96 minutes Directed by: Stacy Title Featuring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway and Jenna Knell Almost everyone in the movie: “Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t […]