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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Gemini Man” (2019)

“Gemini Man” (2019) Science Fiction/Action Running time: 117 minutes Written by: David Benioff, Billy Ray & Darren Lemke Directed by: Ang Lee Featuring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong Henry: [referring to Junior] “When I saw him, it was like I was seeing a ghost. Like every trigger I’ve ever pulled.” Critical Review Recently released on 4K blu-ray and DVD is the latest Will […]

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DVD review: “Darrow & Darrow – Collection One” (2017-present)

“Darrow & Darrow – Collection One” (1996) Thriller/Drama Three Full Length Movies Created by: Phoef Sutton Directed by: Peter Deluise and Mel Damski Featuring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tom Cavanagh, Wendie Malick and Lilah Fitzgerald Released recently on DVD is the Lifetime Channels TV movie series “Darrow & Darrow” (2017-present) a mystery show created by Phoef Sutton whose influences can be seen within the show, pick […]

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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 wounded animal. A healthy animal, […]

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DVD review: “Jude” (1996)

“Jude” (1996) Drama Running time: 123 minutes Written by: Hossein Amini Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths and June Whitfield Jude Fawley: “We are man and wife, if ever two people were on this earth.” This month sees the re-release on DVD of the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel ‘Jude the Obscure’ (1895), a now classic that sits in the […]

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ad Astra” (2019)

“Ad Astra” (2019) Sci-Fi/Drama Running time: 103 minutes Written by: James Gray and Ethan Gross Directed by: James Gray Featuring:  Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland Roy McBride: “I do what I do because of my dad. He was a hero. He gave his life for the pursuit of knowledge. Because up there is where our story is going to be […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” (2019)

“Mystify: Michael Hutchence” (2019) Documentary Running time: 95 minutes Directed by: Richard Lowenstein Featuring: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Jon Farriss “Eternally wild with the powerTo make every moment come aliveAll those stars that shine upon youWill kiss you every night”– INXS, Mystify Released this month on DVD/Blu-ray is the documentary “Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019), which is primarily based on the […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” (2019)

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” (2019) Drama Running time: 161 minutes Written & Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Featuring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino Cliff Booth: “Alright, What’s the matter partner?” Rick Dalton: “It’s official old buddy, I’m a has been.” Critical Commentary Well its official the latest (and ninth) Quentin Tarantino has […]

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DVD review: “The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps” (2019)

“The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps” (2019) Documentary Running time: 95 minutes Directed by: Julia Parnell and Rob Curry Featuring: Martin Phillipps, Bob Biggs, Daniel Dawson and James Dickson  The Chills: “Each evening the sun sets in five billion placesSeen by ten billion eyes set in five billion facesThen they close in a daze and wait for the dawningBut the daylight […]

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DVD review: “Acquitted: Season 1 and 2” (2018)

“Acquitted: Season 1 and 2” (2018) Drama/Thriller 18 Episodes Developed by: Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen Featuring:  Nicolai Cleve Broch, Lena Endre, Anne Marit Jacobsen In season one, Aksel Nilsen (Nicolai Cleve Broch), was tried 20 years ago for the murder of 18-year-old ex-girlfriend Karine Hansteen. Although he was first convicted for the crime, he was acquitted later following a decisive witness testimony from […]

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DVD review: “Delicious: Series 1 – 3” (2017 – 2019)

“Delicious: Series One & Two” TV Series/Drama/Comedy Episodes: Eight Created by: Dan Sefton Featuring: Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Iain Glen, Sheila Hancock Dawn French: “This is Cornwall – there are no secrets.” These days cooking and comedy go together so well that it’s easy to forget when shows about cooking were relegated to Saturday and Sunday afternoons with Julia Childs […]

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DVD review: “Detectorists – Series 1 – 3” (2014 – 2017)

“Detectorists – Series 1 – 3” (2014 – 2017) Television Comedy 19 Episodes Created by: Mackenzie Crook Featuring: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Lucy Benjamin, Rachel Stirling, Simon Farnaby and Diana Rigg Released this week is the entire three series of the excellent comedy television series “Detectorists” (2014-2017) which sees the entire cast return for what must be the funniest as […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Secret Life of Pets 2” (2019)

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” (2019) Animation Running time: 86 minutes Written by: Brian Lynch Directed by: Chris Renaud Featuring: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Chris Renaud, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan and Harrison Ford Rooster: “Guy’s got two things in this life: his water bowl and his dignity. You take one, you take the other.” Released recently on DVD/Blu-ray (alas no […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019)

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019) Action Running time: 135 minutes Written by: Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce Directed by: David Leitch Featuring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren Deckard Shaw: “This job requires stealth. Look at you.” Luke Hobbs: “I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Toy Story 4” (2019)

“Toy Story 4” (2019) Animation Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom Directed by:  Josh Cooley Featuring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan and Joan Cusack Woody: “Uhhh… this is Forky…” Forky: “I’m trash.” Critical Commentary Released recently on 4K blu-ray is the fourth installment in the long running ‘Toy […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” – Ultimate Edition (1991)

“Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991) Action Running time: 143 minutes Written by: Pen Densham and John Watson Directed by: Kevin Reynolds Featuring:  Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alan Rickman [the Sheriff has said he’ll cut out Robin Hood’s heart with a spoon] Guy of Gisborne: “Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?” Sheriff of Nottingham: “Because it’s DULL, you twit. It’ll […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Last of the Mohicans” (1992) – Definitive Edition

“The Last of the Mohicans” (1992) Drama/Action Running time: 112 minutes Written by: Michael Mann and Christopher Crowe based on ‘The Last of the Mohicans‘ by James Fenimore Cooper and “The Last of the Mohicans” (1936) by Philip Dunne Directed by: Michael Mann Featuring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means, Wes Studi, Eric Schweig and Steven Waddington  Hawkeye: “My father’s people say that at the birth of the sun […]