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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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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 […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “The Grinch” (2018)

“The Grinch” (2018)  Animation Running Time: 86 minutes Written by: Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow Directed by: Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, and Angela Lansbury, and is narrated by Pharrell Williams Grinch:“Well, Santa had eight reindeer, he looks like he ate the other seven.” Critical Commentary Released this month on 4K Blu-ray is the latest incarnation of the Dr Seuss […]