DVD review: “George and Mildred” (1976-1979)

“George and Mildred” (1976-1979) Television/Comedy Thirty-eight episodes Created by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer Featuring: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn and Nicholas Bond-Owen George: “That's a lovely statue, Mildred.” Mildred: “Oh, thank you. It's symbolic, of course.” George: “You can see that, it hasn't got any what's-names.” Released recently on DVD is the UK comedy “George and Mildred” (1976-1979) which itself was a spin …

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DVD review: “Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020)

“Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020) Comedy Twenty-four episodes Created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Featuring: Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson Dorien Green: “Good afternoon, neighbours.” Sharon Theodopolopoudos: “It was, up until now.” Dorien Green: “Now, now, Sharon. Fat people are supposed to be jolly; it's a tradition.” Released this month on DVD is the first three seasons of the ITV comedy “Birds …

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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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Blu-ray review: “The Apostle” (1997)

“The Apostle” (1997) Drama Running time: 134 minutes Written and Directed by: Robert Duvall Featuring:  Robert Duvall, John Beasley, Farrah Fawcett, Walton Goggins, Billy Bob Thornton, June Carter Cash, Miranda Richardson and Billy Joe Shaver  Sonny: “I'm a genuine, Holy Ghost, Jesus-filled preachin' machine this mornin'!” Released recently on the Australasian blu-ray Imprint label is the Robert Duvall written and directed drama "The …

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DVD review: “Bognor” (1981-1982)

“Bognor” (1981-1982) Television/Drama Twenty-one Episodes Created by: T.R. Bowen and Carey Harrison based on the novels written by Tim Heald Featuring: David Horovitch, Joanna McCallum, Ewan Roberts and Tim Meats Bognor: (While in bed with Monica, half naked and during champagne) "I have to get back to the Monastery, I have to be on the spot." Released recently on …

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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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DVD review: “The Doorman” (2020)

“The Doorman” (2020) Action Running Time: 97 minutes Written by: Lior Chefetz, Joe Swanson and Harry Winer Directed by: Ryuhei Kitamura Featuring: Ruby Rose, Aksel Hennie, Rupert Evans, and Jean Reno Released this month on DVD is the action movie “The Doorman” (2020) that on the surface may seem like an attractive proposition but is in fact such a copy …

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Blu-ray review: “Jiu Jitsu” (2020)

“Jiu Jitsu” (2020) Action  Running time: 102 minutes Written by: Dimitri Logothetis and James McGrath Directed by: Dimitri Logothetis Featuring: Alain Moussi, Frank Grillo,, JuJu Chan, Tony Jaa and Nicolas Cage Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is yet another straight to home release, “Jiu Jitsu” (2020), featuring Nicolas Cage who seems to be an actor in search of something, …

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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: “Never the Twain” (1981-1991)

“Never the Twain” (1981-1991) Television/Comedy Sixty-seven Episodes Developed by: Johnnie Mortimer Featuring: Windsor Davies, Donald Sinden, Robin Kermode , Julia Watson, Honor Blackman, Teddy Turner, Derek Deadman, Maria Charles and Zara Nutley Simon Peel: [entering a cobwebbed room] “Nobody's been in here for years.” Oliver Smallbridge: “It's like the inside of your wallet.” Released on DVD this month is the English comedy television series “Never the Twain” (1981-1991) …

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DVD review: “The Dead Zone” (2002-2007)

“The Dead Zone” (2002-2007) Television/Drama Eighty Episodes Developed by: Michael Piller and Shawn Piller based on The Dead Zone by Stephen King Featuring: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams and Connor Price Johnny Smith: “I had the perfect life until I was in a coma for six years. And then I woke up, and found my fiancé, married to another man. …

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DVD review: “Who You Think I Am” (2019)

“Who You Think I Am” (2019) Drama Running time: 101 minutes Written by: Safy Nebbou and Julie Peyr based on Celle que vous croyez by Camille Laurens Directed by: Safy Nebbou Featuring: Juliette Binoche, Nicole Garcia, François Civil, Guillaume Gouix, Charles Berling, Jules Houplain and Jules Gauzelin Claire Millaud: “I do use social media, Dr. Bormans. For people like me …

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DVD review: “The Ruth Rendell Mysteries – A Collection” (1987-2000)

“The Ruth Rendell Mysteries – A Collection” (1987-2000) Television/Drama Seventeen Adaptations Created by: Ruth Rendell Featuring: George Baker, Louie Ramsay, Christopher Ravenscroft, Ken Kitson, Diane Keen and John Burgess Ruth Rendell: “I don’t get sick of him [Chief Inspector Wexford] because he’s me. He’s very much me. He doesn’t look like me, of course, but the way he thinks and his principles and his …

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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: “Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992)

“Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992) Television/Drama Forty-four Episodes Created by: John Mortimer Featuring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie, Richard Murdoch and Maureen Darbyshire Horace Rumpole: “An Englishman's gin bottle is his castle!” Released this month on DVD is, the now, classic television series “Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992) which sees Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defends a …

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DVD review: “Lewis: Season 6 – 9” (2006-2015)

“Lewis: Season 6 - 9” (2006-2015) Television Thirteen Episodes Created by: Colin Dexter Featuring: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Rebecca Front, Clare Holman, Angela Griffin and Steve Toussaint DI Lewis: "Listen, You grab a table. I'll get them in." DS Hathaway: "Thanks, Sir. Mine is a pint." DI Lewis: "Mine is a pint, sergeant. You are driving." [Throws car keys at Hathaway who catches …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series 8” (1992)

"The Bill: Series 8" (1992) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Sgt. Matthew Boyden: "When the Met employed Reg Hollis, they deprived …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series 7” (1991)

"The Bill: Series 7" (1991) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Detective Sergeant Ted Roach: "Knee deep in villains. Even the …

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