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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: “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/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: “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: “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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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 […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Good Omens” (2019)

“Good Omens” (2019) Fantasy/TV Miniseries Six Episodes Written by: Neil Gaiman based on Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman Directed by: Chris Renaud Featuring: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Jon Hamm and Frances McDormand  “You’re the best friendThat I ever hadI’ve been with you such a long timeYou’re my sunshineAnd I want you to knowThat my feelings are trueI really love youYou’re my best friend” – Queen Released recently […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (2020)

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (2020) Adventure Running time: 102 minutes Written by: Nicholas Stoller & Matthew Robinson Directed by: James Bobin Featuring: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Jeff Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Danny Trejo and Benicio del Toro Sammy: “There’s nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal.” Dora: “There are a lot of things more dangerous than a wounded animal. A healthy animal, […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Expanse – Season Three” (2015-present)

“The Expanse – Season Three” (2015-present) TV Series/Sci-Fi 46 Episodes Developed by: Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby based on ‘The Expanse’ by James S. A. Corey Featuring: Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Paulo Costanzo, Florence Faivre, Shawn Doyle, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams and Cara Gee Title Card: “In the 23rd century, humans have colonized the Solar System. The U.N. controls Earth. Mars is an independent military power. The inner planets depend on the […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ad Astra” (2019)

“Ad Astra” (2019) Sci-Fi/Drama Running time: 103 minutes Written by: James Gray and Ethan Gross Directed by: James Gray Featuring:  Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland Roy McBride: “I do what I do because of my dad. He was a hero. He gave his life for the pursuit of knowledge. Because up there is where our story is going to be […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” (2019)

“Mystify: Michael Hutchence” (2019) Documentary Running time: 95 minutes Directed by: Richard Lowenstein Featuring: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Jon Farriss “Eternally wild with the powerTo make every moment come aliveAll those stars that shine upon youWill kiss you every night”– INXS, Mystify Released this month on DVD/Blu-ray is the documentary “Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019), which is primarily based on the […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Toy Story 4” (2019)

“Toy Story 4” (2019) Animation Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom Directed by:  Josh Cooley Featuring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan and Joan Cusack Woody: “Uhhh… this is Forky…” Forky: “I’m trash.” Critical Commentary Released recently on 4K blu-ray is the fourth installment in the long running ‘Toy […]