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DVD Review: “Sleepless” (2017)

“Sleepless” (2017) Thriller/Action Running Time: 96 minutes Written by: Andrea Berloff Directed by: Baran bo Odar Featuring:  Jamie Foxxand T.I., Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Gabrielle Union and Scoot McNairy This film is a remake in all but name – the first one was at least set overnight hence the title – the only positive thing to say about this is that the laughter it […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Moana” (2016)

“Moana” (2016) Animation Running Time: 107 minutes Directed by: Ron Clements & John Musker Featuring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk Maui: “Do you know who Maui is? The greatest demigod that ever lived, who stopped the sun, who pulled up islands out of the sea, and battled monsters. Do you […]

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DVD review: “The Void” (2016)

“The Void” (2016) Horror Running Time: 90 minutes Written & Directed by: Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie Featuring: Ellen Wong, Aaron Poole, Evan Stern, Kathleen Munroe and Kenneth Walsh Original horror films are so hard to produce, they can be even harder to find for the public with a love of the genre. This year has already seen some great horror films, […]

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Blu-ray review: “Why Him?” (2016)

“Why Him?” (2016) Comedy Running Time: 111 minutes Written & Directed by:  John Hamburg Featuring: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck and Keegan-Michael Key Laird Mayhew: “Motherfucking *Fleming’s* are in the house! YES!” Ned Fleming: “Oh my God.” This new James Franco/Bryan Cranston comedy is a riff on the classic drama “Guess who’s coming to dinner” (1967), they star as the titular warring […]

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Blu-ray review: “Monster Trucks” (2017)

“Monster Trucks” (2017) Science Fiction/Action Running Time: 104 minutes Written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson Directed by: Chris Wedge Featuring:  Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper and Holt McCallany Reece Tenneson: “I’m not into hurting people..” [Nods to Burke] Reece Tenneson: “..that’s his job.” When movies go bad they really go bad and not much can save them. Enter “Monster […]

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Blu-ray review: “The Bye Bye Man” (2017)

“The Bye Bye Man” (2017) Horror Running Time: 96 minutes Directed by: Stacy Title Featuring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway and Jenna Knell Almost everyone in the movie: “Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t […]

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Blu-ray review: “War on Everyone” (2016)

“War on Everyone (2016) Comedy/Thriller/Action Running Time: 97 minutes Written & Directed by: John Michael McDonagh Featuring: Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, and Theo James Bob Bolaño: “He called me a ‘wet back’! He knows damn well I was born here. He is a big fat racist pig is what he is.” John Michael McDonagh is best know for his films “The Guard” […]

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DVD review: “I Smile Back” (2015)

“I Smile Back” (2015) Drama Running Time: 95 minutes Directed by: Adam Salky Written by: Amy Koppelman & Paige Dylan Featuring: Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski and Chris Sarandon Laney: “Nobody tells you that it’s terrifying to love something so much.” “I Smile Back” (2015) is firmly based around the character of Laney played by Sarah Silverman who offers […]

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Blu-ray review: “Bad Santa 2” (2016)

“Bad Santa 2” (2017) Comedy Running Time: 92 minutes Directed by: Mark Waters Featuring: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Kathy Bates, and Christina Hendricks Marcus: “We’ve got a job. I’m talking millions, this time.” Willie: “Why are you even out of the joint anyway? You know, they used to sterilize guys like you, to keep the world from […]

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DVD Review: “Allied” (2016)

“Allied” (2016) War/Thriller/Drama Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Featuring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney and Lizzy Caplan Max Vatan: “Heard a lot about you, saying you were beautiful… and good.” Marianne Beausejour: “Being good at this kind of work is not very beautiful.” War films have been a staple of Hollywood for over a hundred years, for the […]

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DVD Review: “The Family Fang” (2015)

“The Family Fang” (2015) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 105 minutes Directed by: Jason Bateman Featuring: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken Baxter Fang: “Don’t be afraid. Own the moment. If you’re in control then the chaos will happen around you and not to you.”   Jason Bateman had such success at an early age as a kind of alternative to […]

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DVD Review: “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (2016)

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (2016) Drama Running Time: 113 minutes Directed by: Ang Lee Featuring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin and Chris Tucker Billy: “It’s sort of weird, being honored for the worst day of your life.” Ang Lee has had a most interesting career so far, his latest film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Hell or High Water” (2016)

“Hell or High Water ” (2016) Thriller Running Time: 120 minutes Director: David Mackenzie Featuring: Ben Foster, Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges T-Bone Waitress: “I’ve been working here for 44 years. Ain’t nobody ever ordered nothing but a T-Bone steak and baked potato. Except one time, this asshole from New York ordered a trout, back in 1987. We ain’t got […]

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DVD Review: “Picket Fences” (1992 – 1996)

“Picket Fences” (1992 – 1996) Drama 88 Episodes Created by: David E. Kelley Featuring: Tom Skerritt, Kathy Baker, Costas Mandylor, Lauren Holly, Holly Marie Combs, Zelda Rubinstein, Adam Wylie, Fyvush Finkel, Ray Walston, Kelly Connell, Don Cheadle, Lisa Chess, Justin Shenkarow While David E. Kelley is widely known for his successful legal shows (“The Practice”, “Ally McBeal”, “Boston Legal” and […]

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DVD Review: “Life, Animated” (2016)

“Life, Animated” (2016) Documentary Running Time: 92 minutes Directed by: Roger Ross Williams Featuring: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt, Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind Alan Rosenblatt: “The image of autism in the early 90’s was not terribly flattering.” Documentaries highlighting hardships in life are not new and the way people cope with these things are ripe subject matter, particularly when […]