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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Green Book” (2018)

“Green Book” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written by: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly Directed by: Peter Farrelly Featuring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Aliand Linda Cardellini Dr. Don Shirley:” So if I’m not black enough and if I’m not white enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I?” Every year around awards time many films are released to try and […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Mary Queen of Scots” (2018)

“Mary Queen of Scots” (2018) Drama Running Time: 125 minutes Written by: Beau Willimon Directed by: Josie Rourke Featuring: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant and Guy Pearce John Knox: “We have a scourge upon our land. Tis a woman with a crown.” Released this week on DVD and Blu-ray is what could have been a major highlight in film from last […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Favourite” (2018) 

“The Favourite” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written by: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Featuring:  Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss Queen Anne:“Some wounds do not close; I have many such.” Critical Review: It is truly amazing how quickly the critical establishment can turn against a director, then return him to favour, this is what […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “The Grinch” (2018)

“The Grinch” (2018)  Animation Running Time: 86 minutes Written by: Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow Directed by: Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, and Angela Lansbury, and is narrated by Pharrell Williams Grinch:“Well, Santa had eight reindeer, he looks like he ate the other seven.” Critical Commentary Released this month on 4K Blu-ray is the latest incarnation of the Dr Seuss […]

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Blu-ray review: “Jesse Stone Triple Film Collection”

“Jesse Stone Triple Film Collection” (2005-2015) Drama/Thriller Created by: Robert B. Parker Series created by: Robert Harmon & Tom Selleck Featuring: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Kathy Baker, Viola Davis, Vito Rezza, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, Saul Rubinek and William Sadler Luther ‘Suitcase’ Simpson: “Is this official?” Chief Jesse Stone: “No. It’s personal.” Tom Selleck has had a pretty great career […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Overlord” (2018)

“Overlord” (2018)  Horror/Action/War Running Time: 96 minutes Written by: Billy Rayand Mark L. Smith Directed by: Julius Avery Featuring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, and Bokeem Woodbine Chase:[as his veins and arteries begin mutating] “Oh my god! What did you do to me? OH MY GOD!” Critical Commentary Released this month on 4K Blu-ray is the latest J.J. Abrams produced, Bad Robot […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Annihilation” (2018)

“Annihilation” (2018) Sci-Fi/Horror Running Time: 115 minutes Written & Directed by: Alex Garland Featuring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac The Psychologist: “It’s destroying everything.” The Biologist: “It’s not destroying… It’s making something new.” Critical Commentary: When it comes to genre television and films Netflix really runs the gamut from incredibly complex high quality projects like last years […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Aquaman”

“Aquaman” (2018)  Action Running Time: 143 minutes Written by: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall Directed by: James Wan Featuring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman Arthur Curry:“My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. But life has a way of bringing people together. They made me what I am.” Critical Commentary: After the complete failure of […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Bumblebee” (2018)

“Bumblebee” (2018)  Sci-Fi/Action Running Time: 113 minutes Written by: Christina Hodson Directed by: Travis Knight Featuring: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Dylan O’Brien, Peter Cullen, Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux  Optimus Prime: “Bumblebee, our war rages on. You must protect Earth, and its people.” Critical Commentary: This week sees the release of the latest entry into the “Transformers” (2007-present) franchise which has seen some dizzying […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mortal Engines” (2018)

“Mortal Engines” (2018)  Fantasy/Young Adult Running Time: 128 minutes Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson Directed by: Christian Rivers Featuring: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang Chudleigh Pomeroy:“Sixty minutes is all it took to bring humanity to the very brink of extinction. Mankind mobilized, a new age arose. The Age of the Great Predator Cities. Survival […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Climax” (2018)

“Climax” (2018)  Drama/Horror/Thriller Running Time: 96 minutes Written and Directed by: Gaspar Noé Featuring: Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile,Roman Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle,Thea Carla Schøtt Title Card:“Death is an extraordinary experience.” The latest film from Argentinian (somewhat surrealist) director Gaspar Noé is released on DVD this month, that being the genre defying thriller “Climax” (2018) […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018)

“Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018)  Thriller/Action Running Time: 141 minutes Written & directed by: Drew Goddard Featuring:  Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth Miles Miller:[to Father Flynn] “This is not a place for a priest, Father. You shouldn’t be here.” Laramie Seymour Sullivan:“We might need to work on your sales pitch, son. “The El Royale: no […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Doctor Who – Season 11

“Doctor Who – Season 11 Television/Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Produced by: Chris Chibnall Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill Tim Shaw: “Who are you?”  The Doctor: “I’m glad you asked that again. Bit of adrenaline, dash of outrage, and a hint of panic knitted my brain back together. I know exactly who I am! I’m the Doctor, sorting out […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Widows” (2018) 

“Widows” (2018)  Drama/Thriller Running Time: 129 minutes Written by: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen Directed by: Steve McQueen Featuring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson Veronica:[to her gang] “Now the best thing we have going for us, is being who we are.” Alice: “Why?”  Veronica: “Because no-one thinks we have the balls to pull this […]

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Blu-ray & DVD review: “Billionaire Boys Club” (2018)

“Billionaire Boys Club” (2018) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 108 minutes Written by: James Cox and Captain Mauzner Directed by: James Cox Featuring: Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Thomas Cocquerel, Rosanna Arquette, Cary Elwes and Judd Nelson Ron Levin:“There are only 17 Bullas on the entire planet, and every single one of them… is locked in a museum.” “There are only 17 Bullas on the entire planet, […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Cloverfield Paradox” (2018)

“The Cloverfield Paradox” (2018) Sci-Fi/Horror Running Time: 102 minutes Written by: Oren Uziel and Doug Jung Directed by: Julius Onah Featuring: Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi Mundy: “That’s my fucking arm!“ In this modern age can a movie still be surprising, when there is twenty four hour coverage of behind the scenes stories as well as […]