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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Stuber” (2019)

“Stuber” (2019) Comedy Running time:93 minutes Written by: Tripper Clancy  Directed by: Michael Dowse Featuring:  Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan Stu: [jokingly] “Hey, lemme guess, you want me to drive you to all the Sarah Connors in the city?” Released recently on Blu-ray/DVD is a comedy (of sorts) featuring rising star Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista in the […]

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Streaming review: “Brigsby Bear” (2017)

“Brigsby Bear” (2017) Comedy/Drama Running Time: 97 minutes Written by: Kyle Mooney & Kevin Costello Directed by: Dave McCary Featuring: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Ryan Simpkins It can sometimes be refreshing to watch a comedy that has a real heart but does not compromise on its set up, it characters or its eventual payoff. So many times movies […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Angry Birds Movie 2” (2019)

“The Angry Birds Movie 2” (2019) Animation Directed by: Thurop Van Orman Written by: Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart Featuring the voices of:  Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, JoJo Siwa and Brooklynn Prince Leonard: “We’re going to need a bigger slingshot.” Released recently on Blu-ray/DVD is the animated video game […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Anna” (2019)

“Anna” (2019) Thriller/Action Running time:118 minutes Written and Directed by: Luc Besson Featuring: Sasha Luss , Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Helen Mirren, and Alexander Petrov Anna: “I work for the KGB, baby.” Recently released on Blu-ray/DVD is the latest action movie from French writer/director Luc Besson in the form of “Anna” (2019), it has to be said something of a let down after the heavily stylised and […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Charlies Angels” (2019)

“Charlies Angels” (2019) Action Running time: 119 minutes Written and Directed by: Elizabeth Banks Featuring: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska , Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Nat Faxon and Patrick Stewart Jane Kano: “I need you to exhibit some attention-seeking behavior.” Sabina Wilson: “I have so many ideas.” Released this week is the reboot/sequel, frankly I don’t know what, adaptation of the 1970s television series “Charlies Angels” (2019) that ups […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ford v Ferrari” (2019)

“Ford v Ferrari” (2019) Drama Running time: 152 minutes Written by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller Directed by: James Mangold Featuring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon Carroll Shelby: “We’re lighter, we’re faster, and if that don’t work, we’re nastier.” Released this week is what I consider to be one of the films of the year as well as […]

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Blu-ray review: “Goblin Slayer – Season One” (2019)

“Goblin Slayer – Season One” (2019) Manga 12 Episodes Written by: Kumo Kagyu Directed by: Takaharu Ozaki Featuring:  Yuichiro Umehara, Yui Ogura, Nao Tôyama Goblin Slayer: “Think about how it would feel if your home was suddenly attacked by monsters… Yes, if your home was suddenly attacked by monsters one day. They act as though they own the place and kill your friends, kill your […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Timeless – Season Two” (2018)

“Timeless – Season Two” (2018) Television/Sci-Fi 16 Episodes Created by: Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke Featuring:  Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Sakina Jaffrey, Paterson Joseph, Claudia Doumit and Goran Višnjić Carol Preston: “Oh, it’s incredible. We’re here together, like I’d always hoped. Are you ready?” Lucy Preston: “Let’s go change history.” Released this week on both blu-ray and DVD is the relatively short lived science fantasy […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Judy”(2019)

“Judy” (2019) Drama Running time: 118 minutes Written by: Tom Edge based on End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter Directed by: Rupert Goold Featuring: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon Dr. Hargreaves: “Do you take anything for depression?” Judy Garland: “Four husbands. Didn’t work.” Released recently on blu-ray/DVD is the look at least part of the life of Judy Garland, in the movie “Judy” (2019) […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Blinded by the light” (2019)

“Blinded by the light” (2019) Drama/Comedy/Musical Running time: 117 minutes Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha and Sarfraz Manzoor based on Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Rollby Sarfraz Manzoor Directed by: Gurinder Chadha Featuring: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir and Nell Williams “Madman drummers bummersIndians in the summerWith a teenage diplomatIn the dumps with the mumpsAs the adolescent pumpsHis way into his […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019)

“Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019) Science-Fiction/Action Running time: 128 minutes Written by: David Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray Directed by: Tim Miller Featuring: Arnold Schwarzenegger , Linda Hamilton,  Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes and Gabriel Luna Grace: “Why do you care what happens to her?” Sarah Connor: “Because I was her. And it sucks.” Critical Commentary Released today on 4K blu-ray/DVD is the latest in a long line of movies from the […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Apollo 11” (2019)

“Apollo 11” (2019) Documentary Running time: 93 minutes Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller Featuring: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins Neil Armstrong: “One small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind.” Released on Blu-ray/DVD is the documentary that hit all the right buttons last year in the recently found footage that made “Apollo 11” (2019)  a must see for many, harkening back […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Downton Abbey” (2019)

“Downton Abbey” (2019) Drama Running time: 122 minutes Written by: Julian Fellowes Directed by: Michael Engler Featuring: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton Henry Talbot: “Leave Downton? We’re stuck with it, aren’t we?” Lady Mary Talbot: “Yes. Yes, I believe we are.” Released recently on blu-ray/DVD is the Julian Fellowes creation “Downton Abbey” (2019) making a jump from the small screen to […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996)

“SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996) Television/Science Fiction 57 Episodes Created by: Rockne S. O’Bannon Featuring: Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Stephanie Beacham, Don Franklin and Michael Ironside Capt. Nathan Bridger: “Beneath the surface lies the future.” Recently re-released on blu-ray is the mid-nineties sci-fi series “SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996) that was heavily indfluened by two shows from the 1960s, those being “Star Trek: The Original Series” (1966-1969) and most obviously “Voyage […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995)

“Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995) Drama Running time: 143 minutes Written by: Patrick Sheane Duncan Directed by: Stephen Herek Featuring: Richard Dreyfuss , Glenne Headly, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy and Jay Thomas Glenn Holland: “Playing music is supposed to be fun. It’s about heart, it’s about feelings, moving people, and something beautiful, and it’s not about notes on a page. I can teach you notes on a page, […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Joker” (2019)

“Joker” (2019) Drama Running Time: 122 minutes Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver Directed by: Todd Phillips Featuring: Joaquin Phoenix,  Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham and Marc Maron  Arthur Fleck: “I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it’s a comedy.” Critical Review Released recently on 4K Blu-ray/DVD was the global phenomenon […]