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DVD Review: “Law & Order: UK” Series 3 & 4

“Law and Order: UK” – Series 3 & 4 Running Time: 630 minutes approximately Featuring: Bradley Walsh, Harriet Walker, Ben Daniels, Bll Paterson, Jamie Bamber, Freema Agyeman, Opening: “In the Criminal Justice System the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the District Attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their […]

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Film Review: “Star Trek Beyond” (2016)

“Star Trek Beyond” (2016) Running Time: 122 minutes Featuring: Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella Bones: “You spent all this time trying to be your father, and now you’re wondering just what it means to be you.” Depending on which way you count them this is either the […]

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Review: “Sing Street” (2016)

“Sing Street” (2016) Running Time: 106 minutes Director: John Carney Featuring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aiden Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton Brendan: No girl can ever truly love a man who listens to Phil Collins. Inspired by semi-autobiographical experiences of the director John Carney “Sing Street” is possibly his best and most ambitious film to date, and narratively his […]

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Review: “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016)

“The Legend of Tarzan” (2016) Running Time: 109 minutes Director: David Yates Featuring: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Honsou, Jim Broadbent Jane: He is no normal man. He was thought to be an evil spirit, a ghost in the trees. No man has ever started with less. Back in the day TVNZ used to re-run […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Tale of Tales” (2015)

Tale of Tales (2015) Running Time: 133 minutes Director: Matteo Garrone Featuring: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, From Matteo Garrone the acclaimed director of 2008s “Gomorrah” comes this collection of magical stories based around some albeit obscure Italian fairytales, that will leave you awash with stylistic flourishes not seen too much in modern day […]

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Blu-ray Review: The Cronenberg Collection

David Cronenberg Collection This newly released box set includes three horror movies films from director David Cronenberg. Presented in this box set are three of his earliest films Shivers (1975), Rabid (1977) and The Dead Zone (1983). The first two films are in fact the directors first two full length films made in Canada, and were made with a government tax […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998)

“Fear and Loathing Las Vegas” (1998) Running Time: 118 minutes Directed by: Terry Gilliam Featuring: Johnny Depp. Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey, Katherine Helmond, Michael Jeter, Mark Harmon, Craig Bierko Raoul Duke: Lets get down to brass tacks. How much for the ape? This month sees the release on Blu-ray of the Terry Gilliam, 1998 film “Fear and […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964)

“Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964) Running Time: 95 minutes Directed by: Stanley Kubrick Featuring: Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones, Keenan Wyn President Merkin Muffley: Gentlemen, you cant fight in here! This is the War Room! The re-release this month of “Dr. Strangelove or: How […]

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DVD Review: “The Hunting Ground” (2015)

The Hunting Ground (2015) Genre: Documentary Running Time: 103 minutes Directed by: Kirby Dick Director Kirby Dick (The Invisible War – an Oscar nominated documentary about rape in the US armed forces) confronts an issue that has been present on US University campuses for years and lifts the lid on how certain people in power treat survivors who have not […]

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DVD Review: “CSI: Cyber – Season 1”

CSI: Cyber – Season 1 (DVD) Running Time: 545 minutes Extras: CSI Episode “Kitty”, Deleted Scenes, Makings of, Commentaries and more… Featuring: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz, Hayley Kiyoko It was probably going to be inevitable that the CSI franchise was going to move into the 21st century with a show based around […]

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Review: “Me Before You” (2016)

“Me Before You” (2016) Running Time: 110 minutes Directed by Thea Sharrock Featuring: Emilia Clark, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman Will Traynor: Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. “Me Before You”could have been just another weepy movie of the week about a formerly athletic guy trapped in a wheelchair, but it has been immediately elevated with the […]

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Review: “Warcraft” (2016)

“Warcraft” (2016) Running Time: 123 minutes Directed by Duncan Jones Featuring: Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Clancey Brown, Daniel Wu, Ruth Negga Durotan: I’ve led thousands of warriors into battle, but I fear being a father. Does that make me a leader, or a coward? Its hard to know what to make of “Warcraft” the […]

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Review: “Eye in the Sky” (2016)

“Eye in the Sky” (2016) Running Time: 102 minutes Directed by Gavin Hood Featuring: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Jeremy Northam, Barkhad Abdi Lt. General Frank Benson: Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war. This is the second film to arrive about the use of drones in conflicts and the way in which […]