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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 […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Fences” (2016)

“Fences” (2016) Drama Running Time: 138 minutes Directed by: Denzel Washington Featuring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney Bono: “Some people build fences to keep people out, and other people build fences to keep people in.” Denzel Washington as actor, producer and director brings August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play to […]

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Streaming Review: “American Gods” (2017 – ) Episode Two: “The Secret of the Spoons”

“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: “Hidden Figures” (2016)

“Hidden Figures” (2016) Drama Running Time: 127 minutes Directed by: Theodore Melfi Featuring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons Mary Jackson: “Every time we get a chance to get ahead they move the finish line. Every time.” Whilst some could argue last year was a good year for minorities in films I […]

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Film review: “Alien: Covenant” (2017)

“Alien: Covenant” (2017) Horror/Science Fiction Running Time: 123 minutes Written by: John Logan and Dante Harper Directed by: Ridley Scott Featuring:  Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demián Bichir David: “Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Ridley Scott returns to the world of ‘Alien’ once again after his now classic second film, “Alien” (1979) and his not so classic “Prometheus” (2014). It appears […]

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Film review: “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2017)

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2017) Action Running Time: 126 minutes Written by: Guy Ritchie Directed by: Guy Ritchie Featuring: Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law and Eric Bana King Arthur: “I’m not getting drawn into this mess! There’s an army of you, there’s only one of me! I’ll talk, I’m happy to talk. But there is NO WAY that […]

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Film review: “Their Finest” (2017)

“Their Finest” (2017) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 117 minutes Written by: Gaby Chiappe Directed by:  Lone Scherfig Featuring:  Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Rachael Stirling, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory, and Claudia Jessie Phyl Moore: He is an actor. Unless you have reviewed him, had intercourse with him, or done both simultaneously, he won’t remember you. Films about film-making are always entertaining […]

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Blu-ray/DVD Review: “Manchester by the Sea” (2016)

“Manchester by the Sea” (2016) Drama Running Time: 137 minutes Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan Featuring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, and Lucas Hedges Randi Chandler: “I said a lot of terrible things to you. My heart was broken, and I know yours is broken, too.” The third film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan (after “You can […]