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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: “The Angry Birds Movie 2” (2019)

“The Angry Birds Movie 2” (2019) Animation Directed by: Thurop Van Orman Written by: Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart Featuring the voices of:  Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, JoJo Siwa and Brooklynn Prince Leonard: “We’re going to need a bigger slingshot.” Released recently on Blu-ray/DVD is the animated video game […]

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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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DVD review: “Amazing Grace” (2018)

“Amazing Grace” (2018) Documentary Running time: 87 minutes Directed by: Sydney Pollack Featuring: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, C. L. Franklin and the Southern California Community Choir “Oh oh Mary Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t you mournOh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t you mournDidn’t Pharaoh’s army get drowned?Oh, Mary, don’t you weep Well, Satan got mad and he knows I’m gladMissed that soul that […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ready or Not” (2019)

“Ready or Not” (2019) Horror Running time: 95 minutes Written by: Guy Busick & R. Christopher Murphy Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett Featuring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell Police Officer: “Jesus christ, what happened to you?” Grace: “In-laws.” Released this week on DVD/Blu-ray is the latest success story from the genre that keeps on giving in the form of “Ready or Not” […]

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DVD review: “Britannia II” (2019)

“Britannia II” (2019) Television/Historical Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth and James Richardson Featuring: Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, Mackenzie Crook, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Eleanor Worthington Cox “When I look over my shoulder (what happens then?)What do you think I see? (Mm)Some other cat looking over (shadoop, shadoop)Over his shoulder at me” – Season of the Witch, Donovan Released recently on DVD is the second […]

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DVD review: “The Boondocks: Season One – Four” (2005-2014)

“The Boondocks: Season One  – Four” (2005-2014) Animation 55 Episodes Created by: Aaron McGruder Featuring: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, Jill Talley and Gabby Soleil Riley Freeman: “Gangstalicious got shot!” Robert ‘Granddad’ Freeman: “Again?” Riley Freeman: “We got to do something!” Huey Freeman: “I’ve got an idea! Why don’t we go to college so we don’t end up like Gangstalicious?” Recently released on DVD is the full series […]

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Blu-ray review: “Goblin Slayer – Season One” (2019)

“Goblin Slayer – Season One” (2019) Manga 12 Episodes Written by: Kumo Kagyu Directed by: Takaharu Ozaki Featuring:  Yuichiro Umehara, Yui Ogura, Nao Tôyama Goblin Slayer: “Think about how it would feel if your home was suddenly attacked by monsters… Yes, if your home was suddenly attacked by monsters one day. They act as though they own the place and kill your friends, kill your […]

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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: “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 adolescent pumpsHis way into his […]

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DVD review: “FBI: Season One” (2019)

“FBI: Season One” (2019) Television Drama/Thriller 22 Episodes Developed by: Dick Wolf & Craig Turk Featuring: Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Ebonée Noel, Connie Nielsen, Sela Ward, Alana de la Garza and John Boyd Maggie: “We have 2 hours to get on top of this.” OA: “Kidnappers gave them 24.” Maggie: “75 percent of abducted kids never make it or killed within 3 hours. That email came an hour ago.” Released on […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019)

“Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019) Science-Fiction/Action Running time: 128 minutes Written by: David Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray Directed by: Tim Miller Featuring: Arnold Schwarzenegger , Linda Hamilton,  Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes and Gabriel Luna Grace: “Why do you care what happens to her?” Sarah Connor: “Because I was her. And it sucks.” Critical Commentary Released today on 4K blu-ray/DVD is the latest in a long line of movies from the […]