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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 […]

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DVD review: “The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco” (2018)

“The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco” (2018) Television Drama 8 Episodes Created by: Guy Burt Featuring: Julie Graham, Rachael Stirling, Crystal Balint, Chanelle Peloso, Ben Cotton, Jennifer Spence, Peter Benson, Colin Lawrence and Agape Mngomezulu Mille: “What criminal doesn’t leave patters? Life is patterns” Released this month on DVD is the follow up to the excellent mini series “The Bletchley Circle” (2012-2014) which was set in 1952–53, […]

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DVD review: “Profiler – Seasons 1 and 2” (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 […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Us” (2019)

“Us” (2018)  Horror Running Time: 116 minutes Written and directed by: Jordan Peele Featuring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker Adelaide Wilson:“They look exactly like us. They think like us. They know where we are. We need to move and keep moving. They won’t stop until they kill us… or we kill them.” Talk about a great […]

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DVD review: “Lost in Space” (2018 – )

DVD review: “Lost in Space” (2018 – ) Science Fiction 10 Episodes Based on an original idea by: Irwin Allen Developed by: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless Featuring: Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey, Mina Sundwall, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Robot:“Will Robinson… Danger.” “Lost in Space” revolves around an extinction level event caused by a celestial object crashing […]

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DVD review: “Jack Ryan” (2018)

DVD review: “Jack Ryan” (2018) Television/Drama Eight Episodes Created by: Carlton Cuse & Graham Roland based on charaters created by Tom Clancy Featuring: John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi, Amir El-Masry Jack Ryan: “I am just an analyst.” Reinvention is a word that is as good as any to describe the new series about the now seemingly ageless […]

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DVD review: “The Alienist” (2018)

DVD review: “The Alienist” (2018) Drama/Mystery/Television 10 Episodes Produced by: E. Max Frye, Steve Golin, Rosalie Swedlin, Chris Symes, Jakob Verbruggen, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Eric Roth Featuring: Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Brian Geraghty, Robert Ray Wisdom, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Q’orianka Kilcher, Matt Lintz, Dakota Fanning Kreizler[to Sara]: I’ve made my life’s work the study of the human mind. And now my own mind […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Green Book” (2018)

“Green Book” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written by: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly Directed by: Peter Farrelly Featuring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Aliand Linda Cardellini Dr. Don Shirley:” So if I’m not black enough and if I’m not white enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I?” Every year around awards time many films are released to try and […]

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DVD review: “Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018)

“Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018) Television Drama 12 Episodes Created by: Ben Young Mason & Justin Wilkes Directed by: David Yarovesky Featuring: Ben Cotton, Alberto Ammann, Anamaria Marinca, Clémentine Poidatz Jihae and Sammi Rotibi Released this month on to a DVD box set is the Nat Geo series “Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018) which attempts to blend documentary with a narrative story, […]

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DVD review: “Tin Star – Season Two” (2017-2020)

“Tin Star – Season Two” (2017-2020) Drama 10 Episodes Produced & Created by: Rowan Joffe Featuring: Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Leanne Best, Christopher Heyerdahl, Roark Critchlow Angela: “He tried to hang herself, Jim. Because of what you did. Because of Jack.“ This month sees the release of “Tin Star – Season Two” (2017-2020) on DVD after a run on television […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Instant Family” (2018)

“Instant Family” (2018)  Comedy Running Time: 118 minutes Written by: Sean Anders and John Morris Directed by: Sean Anders Featuring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty and Octavia Spencer Karen: “Lizzie comes with two younger siblings.“ Pete: “Oh, my God!” Ellie: “God, they’re adorable!” Pete: “Why would you show us that? That’s wrong.” This week sees the release of […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Mary Queen of Scots” (2018)

“Mary Queen of Scots” (2018) Drama Running Time: 125 minutes Written by: Beau Willimon Directed by: Josie Rourke Featuring: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant and Guy Pearce John Knox: “We have a scourge upon our land. Tis a woman with a crown.” Released this week on DVD and Blu-ray is what could have been a major highlight in film from last […]

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DVD review: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018)

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018)  Drama Written by: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty based on‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ by Lee Israel Directed by: Marielle Heller Featuring: Melissa McCarthy , Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Spinella and Ben Falcone  Lee Israel:“Jack Hock, you said?” Jack Hock:“That’s me. The renegade, the rebel. Jack Hock, big cock.” One of the cinematic highlights of last year, as well […]