Blu-ray/DVD review: “Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 – 2018)

“Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 - 2018) Drama/Science Fiction 26 Episodes Developed by: Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro and Matt Wheeler Featuring: Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja, Ian Anthony Dale, Melia Kreiling and Ashley Thomas Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD is yet another semi high concept network who that is attempting to rival streamers and cable channels with …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Crown – Series Three” (2019)

“The Crown – Series Three” (2019) Television Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Peter Morgan Featuring: Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O'Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell and Andrew Buchan Queen Elizabeth II: “You were my guardian angel. The roof over my head. The spine in my back. The iron in my heart. You were the compass …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mulan” (2020)

“Mulan” (2020) Action Running tine: 115 minutes Written by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin Directed by: Niki Caro Featuring: Yifei Liu , Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li and Jet Li Xian Lang: [to Mulan] “When they find out who you are, they will show you no mercy.” Released this week on 4K Blu-ray is the …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Military Wives” (2020)

“Military Wives” (2020) Drama/Comedy Running time: 112 minutes Written by: Rachel Tunnard and Rosanne Flynn Directed by: Peter Cattaneo Featuring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng and Greg Wise Lisa: [about the singing at the very first choir rehearsal] “It was like incantations of a bunch of witches.” Released recently on both DVD and Blu-ray is the English drama “Military Wives” (2020), …

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Blu-ray review: “Hard Eight” (1996)

“Hard Eight” (1996) Drama Running Time: 102 minutes Written and directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson  Featuring: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson Sydney: “Hey. Hey!” John: [raises his head] “What?” Sydney: “You want a cup of coffee? You want a cigarette?” John: [groggily] “What?” Sydney: “I'm a guy that's offering to give you a cigarette... buy you a cup …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020)

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020) Drama/Thriller 122 Minutes Written & directed by: Vince Gilligan Featuring: Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, Charles Baker, Matt Jones, Robert Forster, Jonathan Banks and Bryan Cranston Walter White: “You’re really lucky, you know that? You didn’t have to wait your whole life to do something special.” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the followup …

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Blu-ray review: “The Duellists” (1977)

“The Duellists” (1977) Drama Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Gerald Vaughan-Hughes based on "The Duel" by Joseph Conrad Directed by: Ridley Scott Featuring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney and Tom Conti Narrator: “The duellist demands satisfaction. Honour, for him, is an appetite. This story is about an eccentric kind of hunger. It is a true story and begins in the …

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Blu-ray review: “A Place in the Sun” (1951)

“A Place in the Sun” (1951) Drama Running time: 122 minutes Written by: Michael Wilson and Harry Brown based on An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser Directed by: George Stevens Featuring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters,  Anne Revere and Raymond Burr George Eastman: “I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I've even loved you …

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Blu-ray review: “Night Falls on Manhattan” (1996)

“Night Falls on Manhattan” (1996) Drama Running time: 109 minutes Written by: Sidney Lumet based on the novel Night Falls on Manhattan by Robert Daley Directed by: Sidney Lumet Featuring: Andy Garcia, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Lena Olin, Ron Leibman and Richard Dreyfuss Sean Casey: “You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!” Released recently on blu-ray is …

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Blu-ray review: “When Worlds Collide” (1951)

“When Worlds Collide” (1951) Science Fiction Running time: 83 minutes Written by: Sydney Boehm based on the book When Worlds Collide by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie Directed by: Rudolph Maté Featuring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen and John Hoyt Dr. Emery Bronson: “If our calculations prove to be correct, this will be the most frightening discovery of all time.” Released on Blu-Ray …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Anna” (2020)

“Ava” (2020) Action/Thriller Running time: 96 minutes Written by:  Matthew Newton  Directed by:  Tate Taylor Featuring: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, Colin Farrell, Ioan Gruffudd and Joan Chen [to Ava, referring to the next assassination job]Duke: “So this one could be tricky. The approach should be flirty but classy. Anything aggressive is going to scare the General off.” Released recently on Blu-ray/DVD is …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973)

“Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973) Television Twenty-three Episodes Produced by: William Castle Featuring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards, Patricia Neal, William Windom, Gena Rowlands, Carolyn Jones, Melvyn Douglas, Tyne Daly, David Soul, Karen Black and Jodie Foster Released recently on Blu-ray and DVD is the short lived anthology series “Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973) that dipped its toes into horror and fantasy with some truly great character actors appearing …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Carpetbaggers” (1964)

“The Carpetbaggers” (1964) Drama Running time: 150 minutes Written by: John Michael Hayes Directed by: Edward Dmytryk Featuring: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Bob Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Leif Erickson and Carroll Baker Jonas Cord: “What do you want to see on your honeymoon?” Monica Winthrop: “Lots of lovely ceilings!” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the now …

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Blu-ray review: “Trolls World Tour” (2020)

“Trolls World Tour” (2020) Animation Running time: 90 minutes Written by:  Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Elizabeth Tippet, Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky Directed by:  Walt Dohrn Featuring:  Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, Ozzy Osbourne, James Corden, Ron Funches, Kelly Clarkson, Anderson Paak, Sam Rockwell, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Ramos, Gustavo Dudamel, Kunal Nayyar, Icona Pop, Ester Dean, Flula Borg, J Balvin, Jamie Dornan, Red Velvet, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi and Kenan Thompson Cloud Guy: “Anyhoo, what Poppy and …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Hunt” (2020)

“The Hunt” (2020) Thriller/Action Running time: 90 minutes Written and by: Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof Directd by: Craig Zobel Featuring:  Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee and Hilary Swank Staten Island: “Alright, listen to me. They grabbed us from all over, and they brought us here to kill us, and they’re still trying to kill us. And …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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