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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Fist Fight” (2017)

“Fist Fight” (2017) Comedy Running Time: 91 minutes Directed by: Richie Keen Featuring: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks, Jillian Bell and Tracy Morgan Strickland: “Snitches get stitches.” In recent years Ice Cube has been teaming up with veteran comedians (Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jonah Hill, Mike Epps and many others) in fish out of water films that have proven […]

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DVD/Blu-ray Review: “Silence” (2016)

“Silence” (2016) Historical Drama Running Time: 161 minutes Directed by: Martin Scorsese Featuring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds Ferreira: “I do because you are just like me. You see Jesus in Gethsemane and believe your trial is the same as His. Those five in the pit are suffering too, just like Jesus, but they […]

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Streaming review: War Machine” (2017)

“War Machine” (2017) Comedy/Drama Running Time: 122 minutes Director-screenwriter: David Michod Based on the book “The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by Michael Hastings Featuring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton and Ben Kingsley Gen. Glen McMahon: [to the group of marines] I’ve spent the last week or so talking to guys who I would call […]

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Streaming Review: “American Gods” (2017 – ) Episode Five: “Lemon Scented You”

“American Gods” (2017) Fantasy/Horror 8 Episodes Produced by: Bryan Fuller and Michael Green Featuring: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber and Ian McShane The series focuses on Shadow Moon, a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow is given an unexpected early release after his beloved wife Laura is […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Hollow Crown Series 2: The War of the Roses” (2016)

“The Hollow Crown” (2012) Historical Drama Three years after the BBC filmed the four Elizabethan docudramas known as “The Henriad” – “Richard II,” “Henry IV” (parts 1 and 2) and “Henry V” – as “The Hollow Crown,” it picks up the history with “The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses”. It recounts the history of the houses of Lancaster and York as they vie […]

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Film review: “Wonder Woman” (2017)

“Wonder Woman” (2017) Thriller/Action Running Time: 141 minutes Written by: Allan Heinberg Directed by: Patty Jenkins, Featuring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya Diana Prince: “The gods made the Amazons to restore peace to the world, and it’s what I’m going to do.” Possibly one of the most anticipated super hero movies in recent history has arrived in the form of […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “The Kettering Incident” (2016)

“The Kettering Incident” (2016) Thriller/Drama 8 Episodes Produced by:  Vincent Sheehan and Andrew Walker Directed by: Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz Featuring: Elizabeth Debicki, Matthew Le Nevez, Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan, Damon Gameau, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler, Brad Kannegiesser, Sianoa Smit-McPhee The last few years has seen an upsurge in not only Australian television but also the sheer volume of […]

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Streaming Review: “American Gods” (2017 – ) Episode Four: “Git Gone”

“American Gods” (2017) Fantasy/Horror 8 Episodes Produced by: Bryan Fuller and Michael Green Featuring: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber and Ian McShane The series focuses on Shadow Moon, a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow is given an unexpected early release after his beloved wife Laura is […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “T2 Trainspotting 2” (2017)

“T2 Trainspotting” (2017) Drama/Comedy/Thriller Running Time: 117 minutes Written by: John Hodge Directed by: Danny Boyle Featuring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald Renton: I gave you 4000 pounds.  Spud: Well, what did you think I would do with them? I’M A FUCKING JUNKIE!  Renton: Yes… Yes, I suppose you was.  Spud: I still am. Can you ever truly […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” (1980)

“Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” (1980) Documentary/Mini-series Thirteen Episodes Written by:   Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter Produced by:  David Kennard, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, and Gregory Andorfer Featuring: Carl Sagan Carl Sagan: “There are some hundred billion galaxies, each with, on the average, a hundred billion stars, 1011 x 1011 = 1022, ten billion trillion. In the face of such overpowering numbers, what […]

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Film review: “Table 19” (2017)

“Table 19” (2017) Drama Running Time: 87 minutes Written by:  Jeffrey Blitz and  Jay Duplass, & Mark Duplass Directed by:  Jeffrey Blitz Featuring:  Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russelland Tony Revolori Eloise McGarry: “Do you know what Francie’s mother called table 19? “The table that should have known to send regrets, but not before sending something nice off the registry.” Bina Kepp: “What?” Eloise […]

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Film review: “Before I Fall” (2017)

“Before I Fall” (2017) Drama Running Time: 99 minutes Written by: Maria Maggenti, Directed by: Ry Russo-Young Featuring: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta and Elena Kampouris Samantha Kingston: “If I was going to live the same day over and over, I wanted it to mean something… and not just to me.” This movie is the second movie I have reviewed […]

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Streaming Review: “American Gods” (2017 – ) Episode Three: “Head Full of Now”

“American Gods” (2017) Fantasy/Horror 8 Episodes Produced by: Bryan Fuller and Michael Green Featuring: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber and Ian McShane The series focuses on Shadow Moon, a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow is given an unexpected early release after his beloved wife Laura is […]

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Streaming Review: “Mindhorn” (2017)

“Mindhorn” (2017) Comedy/Thriller Running Time: 89 minutes Written by: Julian Barratt & Simon Farnaby Directed by: Sean Foley Featuring: Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Kenneth Branagh, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan, Russell Tovey, Harriet Walter, Jessica Barden, Simon Callow, Simon Farnaby, Nicholas Farrell, David Schofield, Tony Way Richard Thorncroft: “The Benedict Cumberbatch Backlash has begun.” Currently in the UK there can be […]

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DVD/Blu-ray Review: “Childhood’s End” (2015)

“Childhood’s End” (2015) Science Fiction/Mini Series/Television Running Time: minutes Executive producers, Akiva Goldsman, Michael De Luca, Matthew Graham, Alissa Phillips; producers, Paul M. Leonard, Nick Hurran, John G. Lenic; director, Hurran; writer, Graham; based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke Featuring: Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts, Julian McMahon, Osy Ikhile, Colm Meaney, Yael Stone, Ashley Zukerman, Georgina Haig, […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Patriots Day” (2017)

“Patriots Day” (2017) Drama Running Time: 133 minutes Directed by: Peter Berg Featuring: Mark Wahlberg, J. K. Simmons, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, and Michelle Monaghan Sgt. Tommy Saunders: “What I saw today, good versus evil, love versus hate. There’s only one weapon you have to fight back with, it’s love. You wrap your arms around each other, I don’t think […]