DVD review: “Archenemy” (2020)

“Archenemy” (2020) Sci-Fi/Action Running time: 90 minutes Written and Directed by: Adam Egypt Mortimer Featuring: Joe Manganiello, Paul Scheer, Glenn Howerton, Zolee Griggs and Amy Seimetz Indigo: “I wanna make it rain … we should be going viral.”  Recently released on DVD is the sci-fi/action movie “Archenemy” (2020) featuring Joe Manganiello in the lead role as a somewhat powerless …

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DVD review: “The Trip to Greece” (2020)

"The Trip to Greece" (2020) Television/Drama/Comedy Created by: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Steve Coogan: "Originality is overrated." Released on DVD recently is the television version of the fourth series of the hit comedy "The Trip" featuring at its core actors Steve Coogan …

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DVD review: “Made in Italy” (2020)

“Made in Italy” (2020) Comedy/Drama Running Time: 93 minutes Written and directed by: James D'Arcy Featuring:  Liam Neeson, Micheál Richardson, Valeria Bilello, and Lindsay Duncan Robert: “Disappointment is an absolute certainty, everyone lets everyone down at some point, how you comeback from that, this is romance.” Released recently on DVD is the comedy/drama “Made in Italy” (2020) which is a …

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“Dinner with Friends” (Friendsgiving) (2020)

“Dinner with Friends” (Friendsgiving) (2020) Drama Running time: 95 minutes Written and Directed by: Nicol Paone Featuring: Malin Åkerman, Kat Dennings, Aisha Tyler, Chelsea Peretti, Christine Taylor, Jane Seymour, Deon Cole, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Jack Donnelly and Ryan Hansen Released recently on DVD is the movie “Dinner with Friends” (2020) which has been retitled for distribution outside of the US, its original title …

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DVD review: “Misbehaviour” (2020)

“Misbehaviour” (2020) Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written by: Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe Featuring: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear Sally Alexander: [speaking on TV about The Miss World Competition] “The only other forum in which participants are weighed, measured and publicly examined before being assigned their value is a cattle market.” Released …

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DVD review: “Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982)

“Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982) Television/Comedy Ninety-five Episodes Created by: Garry Marshall, Dale McRaven and Joe Glauberg Featuring: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Elizabeth Kerr, Conrad Janis, Tom Poston, Jay Thomas, Gina Hecht, Jim Staahl, Crissy Wilzak and Jonathan Winters Mork: “Nanu-Nanu!” Mork: “Shazbot!” Released on DVD recently is the entire series “Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982) which is notable for featuring superstar Robin Williams in the lead role, …

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DVD review: “Greed” (2019)

“Greed” (2019) Drama Running time: 104 minutes Written and Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Asa Butterfield, Dinita Gohil, Sophie Cookson, Jonny Sweet, Asim Chaudhry, Shirley Henderson, and Isla Fisher Samantha: “No one reads the Mail Online, it's cleavage clickbait!” Sir Richard McCreadie: “Yeah, except I'M the tit this time.” Released on DVD is the latest collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom 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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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 …

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4K Bluray/DVD review: “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019)

“Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) Horror/Comedy Running time: 99 minutes Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone,  Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch Tallahassee: “I have nothing against hippies, I just wanna beat the shit out of 'em.” Critical Commentary Recently released into cinemas is the horror/comedy sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) a …

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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 …

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DVD review: “Dr. Ken – The complete series” (2019)

“Dr. Ken – The complete series” (2019) Television Comedy 44 Episodes Created by: Jared Stern, Ken Jeong and John Fox Featuring: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai, Krista Marie Yu, Kate Simses, Dana Lee and Dave Foley Released recently on DVD is the entire run of the Ken Jeong created and starring television series “Dr. Ken – The complete …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Hustle” (2019)

“The Hustle” (2019) Comedy Running time: 94 minutes Written by: Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning, Dale Launer, and Jac Schaeffer Directed by: Chris Addison Featuring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp and Dean Norris Josephine Chesterfield: “Why are women better suited to the con than men?” Penny: “Cause we're used to faking it?” Recently released on DVD and Blu-ray is the remake “The Hustle” …

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DVD review: “Kidding – Season One” (2019)

“Kidding – Season One” (2019) Television Comedy 10 Episodes Created by: Dave Holstein Featuring: Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen, Juliet Morris, and Catherine Keener Jeff: “Please don't use a bad word when you can use a good word.” Released recently on DVD is the new comedy television series, “Kidding – Season One” (2019) produced by director …

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DVD review: “Swimming with men” (2018)

"Swimming with men" (2018) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 96 minutes Written by: Aschlin Ditta Directed by: Oliver Parker Featuring: Rob Brydon, Jane Horrocks, Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays, Thomas Turgoose, Jim Carter, Adeel Akhtar and Charlotte Riley Eric Scott:[Reading from the book of rules] "The first rule of swim club, don't talk about swim club." It’s remarkable the seeming ease that the British Film Industry is able to produce …

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