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4K Blu-ray review: “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

“Avengers: Endgame” (2019) Action Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Featuring:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin Steve Rogers:“We lost. All of us. We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves. This is the fight of our lives.” Critical […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “White Boy Rick” (2018)

“White Boy Rick” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: Andy Weiss, Logan Miller & Noah Miller Directed by: Yann Demange Featuring: Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie  Richard Wershe Sr.:“When I first saw you I knew you were going to be bigger than me.” Critical Commentary The latest movie starring Oscar winner […]

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DVD review: “Mayans M.C.” (2019)

“Mayans M.C.” (2019) Television Drama 10 Episodes Created by: Kurt Sutterand Elgin James Featuring: J. D. Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Richard Cabral, Raoul Max Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo, Danny Pino and Edward James Olmos Coco: “I didn’t murder a whore. I freed my mother, gave her some peace, and took away the noise.” Released this week on DVD is the “Sons of Anarchy” (2009-2016) spinoff […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Shazam” (2019)

“Shazam!” (2019)  Action Running Time: 132 minutes Written by: Henry Gayden Directed by: David F. Sandberg Featuring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Djimon Hounsou Freddy Freeman:“If you could have one superpower, what would you pick? Everybody chooses flight. You know why?” Billy Batson:“So they can fly away from this conversation?” Critical Commentary: These days, in particular the past five years, it […]

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DVD review: “Profiler – Seasons Three and Four” (1996-2000)

“Profiler” (1996-2000) Television Drama 83 Episodes Created by: Cynthia Saunders Featuring: Ally Walker, Robert Davi, Julian McMahon, Roma Maffia, Peter Frechette, Erica Gimpel, Caitlin Wachs, Jamie Luner, Dennis Christopher, Michael Whaley, Shiek Mahmoud-Bey, Heather McComband and Traci Lords John Grant: “We don’t have a lot of time here, Dr. Lawson. So if you’ve got a theory, I want to hear it.” Dr. Samantha ‘Sam’ Waters: “You want a “theory”? You’ve got Chinese […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Pet Sematary” (2019)

“Pet Sematary” (2019) Horror Running time: 101 minutes Written by: Jeff Buhler Directed by: Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Featuring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow Jud Crandall: “They said the ground was… bad.” Louis Creed: “Sour. They said the ground was sour.” Critical Commentary This month heralded the arrival of the Stephen King adaptation and remake, “Pet Sematary” (2019) on to […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Happy Death Day 2U” (2019)

“Happy Death Day 2U” (2019) Sci-Fi/Horror Running time: 100 minutes Written & Directed by: Christopher Landon Featuring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, Ruby Modine and Steve Zissis Tree Gelbman:[to Ryan] “Now you’re stuck in this day. Congrats. Oh, and by the way? You’re going to die. Again… and again… and again.” Ryan Phan:[cringes] “Carter, tell your girlfriend to stop trying to […]

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DVD review: “A Private War” (2018)

“A Private War” (2018) Drama Running time: 110 minutes Written by: Arash Amelbased on “Marie Colvin’s Private War”by Marie Brenner Directed by: Matthew Heineman Featuring: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci Newspaper Editor: “Why is it important, do you think, to see this images? Why is it important for you to be there? Right now you may be one of the only Western journalists […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Alita Battle Angel” (2019)

“Alita Battle Angel” (2019) Sci-Fi/Action/Manga Running time: 108 minutes Written by: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Featuring: Rosa Salazar ,Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson  Alita: “You made the biggest mistake of your life.” Vector: “And what’s that?” Alita: “Underestimating who I am.” Released this week on DVD/Blu-ray and 4K is “Alita Battle Angel” (2019) a movie […]

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DVD review: “Good Girls: Season One” (2018)

DVD review: “Good Girls: Season One” (2018) “Good Girls” (2019) Television/Drama 10 Episodes Created by: Jenna Bans Featuring: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Isaiah Stannard and Matthew Lillard Jane Boland: [narrating] “Girls today can be anything. CEO, Olympic gold medalist, even a Supreme Court Justice. We’ve finally broken that glass ceiling. And, wow, sure looks good from the top.” “Good […]

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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 great independent drama, comedies and […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Fighting in the family” (2019)

“Fighting in the family” (2019) Comedy/Drama Running time: 108 minutes Written and directed by: Stephen Merchant Featuring:  Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, and Dwayne Johnson The Rock: “Paige, I myself have come from a wrestling family too. I know exactly what it means to you. But don’t worry about being the next me. Be the first you.” Released this […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Vice” (2018)

“Vice” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written and directed by: Adam McKay Featuring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons and Justin Kirk  Dick Cheney:“I can feel your incriminations and your judgments, and I am fine with that. You want to be loved? Go be a movie star. The world is as you find it. You’ve gotta deal with that […]

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DVD review: “Fireflies” (2004)

“Fireflies” (2004) Television Drama 22 Episodes Created by: John O’Brien Featuring: Kain O’Keeffe, Libby Tanner, Jeremy Sims, Natasha Novak, Nadia Townsend and Christopher Morris Paul Kelly: “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and theeLying on a blanket underneath that big old spreading tree” Released on DVD this month is the short lived small town drama “Fireflies” (2004) that was mostly set over one day […]

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DVD review: “The Fantastic Journey” (2019)

“The Fantastic Journey” (2019) Television/Science Fiction 10 Episodes Written by: D. C. Fontana, Richard Fielder, Robert Hamilton, Leonard Katzman, Ken Kolb, Howard Livingstone, Michael Michaelian and Katharyn Powers Featuring: Jared Martin, Ike Eisenmann, Carl Franklin, Katie Saylor and Roddy McDowall Narrator: “Lost in the Devil’s Triangle, trapped in a dimension with beings from the future and other worlds, a party of adventurers journey through […]

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DVD review: “Destroyer” (2018)

“Destroyer” (2018) Drama/Thriller Running time: 123 minutes Written by: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi Directed by: Karyn Kusama Featuring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Scoot McNairy, Bradley Whitford and Sebastian Stan Shelby: [to erin] “I felt safe because i was with you. I knew that you were strong… and that you would protect me.” Each year, especially in the last quarter there are an endless number […]