Blu-ray review: “Five” (1951)

“Five” (1951) Sci-Fi/Horror Running time: 91 minutes Written and Directed by: Arch Oboler Featuring: William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubeš, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin and Earl Lee Michael: “He's dead, they're all dead! We live in a dead world! And I'm glad it's dead... cheap, honky-tonk of a world.” Released recently on Blu-ray for the very first time anywhere is …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Hunt” (2020)

“The Hunt” (2020) Thriller/Action Running time: 90 minutes Written and by: Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof Directd by: Craig Zobel Featuring:  Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee and Hilary Swank Staten Island: “Alright, listen to me. They grabbed us from all over, and they brought us here to kill us, and they’re still trying to kill us. And …

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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 …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Crawl” (2019)

“Crawl” (2019) Thriller Running time: 87 minutes Written by: Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen Directed by: Alexandre Aja Featuring: Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper Dave: “We can defeat these pea-brained lizard shits.” One of the better and more surprising thriller/horror movies has been released on Blu-ray/DVD in the form of the underrated movie “Crawl” (2019) which is one of …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” (1987)

“Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” (1987) Horror Running time: 84 minutes Written by: Sam Raimi and Scott Spiegel Directed by: Sam Raimi Featuring: Bruce Campbell Annie: [Looking at a picture in the Necronomicon of Ash himself] “In 1300 AD they called this man the uh, 'hero from the sky'. He was prophesied to have destroyed the evil.” …

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Movie review: “IT – Chapter Two” (2019)

“IT – Chapter Two” (2019) Horror Running time: 169 minutes Written by: Gary Dauberman Directed by: Andy Muschietti Featuring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff and Bill Skarsgård  With all the doom and gloom over the past ten years regarding the lack of audiences attending cinemas there …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Happy Death Day 2U” (2019)

“Happy Death Day 2U” (2019) Sci-Fi/Horror Running time: 100 minutes Written & Directed by: Christopher Landon Featuring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, Ruby Modine and Steve Zissis Tree Gelbman:[to Ryan] “Now you're stuck in this day. Congrats. Oh, and by the way? You're going to die. Again... and again... and again.” Ryan Phan:[cringes] “Carter, tell your …

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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 …

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Movie review: “Hellboy” (2019)

"Hellboy" (2019)  Horror/Action Running Time: 120 minutes Written by: Andrew Cosby Directed by: Neil Marshall Featuring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim and Thomas Haden Church Lady Hatton:"On an island off the coast of Scotland, something was summoned from the depths of Hell, something that would end mankind." Hellboy:"And this thing, did it show up?" Lady Hatton:"Oh, yes. …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Overlord” (2018)

"Overlord" (2018)  Horror/Action/War Running Time: 96 minutes Written by: Billy Rayand Mark L. Smith Directed by: Julius Avery Featuring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, and Bokeem Woodbine Chase:[as his veins and arteries begin mutating] "Oh my god! What did you do to me? OH MY GOD!" Critical Commentary Released this month on 4K Blu-ray is the latest …

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

“Annihilation" (2018) Sci-Fi/Horror Running Time: 115 minutes Written & Directed by: Alex Garland Featuring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac The Psychologist: "It's destroying everything." The Biologist: "It's not destroying... It's making something new." Critical Commentary: When it comes to genre television and films Netflix really runs the gamut from incredibly complex high …

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Film review: “Us” (2018)

"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 …

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Climax” (2018)

"Climax" (2018)  Drama/Horror/Thriller Running Time: 96 minutes Written and Directed by: Gaspar Noé Featuring: Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile,Roman Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle,Thea Carla Schøtt Title Card:"Death is an extraordinary experience." The latest film from Argentinian (somewhat surrealist) director Gaspar Noé is released on DVD this month, that being the …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Ten – Last Lesson” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Ten - Last Lesson" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Wolgast: "They all went home." The final and hopefully last ever episode has arrived of the show based on the excellent adult …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Nine – Stay in the Light” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Nine - Stay in the Light" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Amy: "I never used to believe in monsters. I do now" The ninth and thankfully second to last episode has …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Eight – You Are Not That Girl Anymore” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Eight - You Are Not That Girl Anymore" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Grey: "The truth is I dont have a choice and neither do you." The eighth episode has arrived …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Seven – You Are like the Sun” (2019)

Television/Streaming review: "The Passage – Episode Seven - You Are like the Sun" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Carter: "I want you to beat Fanning." The fifth episode has arrived of the show based on …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Five – How You Gonna Outrun The End of The World?” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Five - How You Gonna Outrun The End of The World?" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Babcock: "Don't worry you will see him soon." The fifth episode has arrived of the show based on the excellent adult …

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DVD review: “A Discovery of Witches – Season One” (2018)

"A Discovery of Witches – Season One" (2018) Television/Drama/Fantasy Eight Episodes Created by: Deborah Harkness Featuring: Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford Matthew Clairmont: "Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to the humans now. We, creatures, have all but disappeared. Daemons... vampires... witches... hiding in plain sight. …

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DVD review: “Dark Crimes” (2018)

“Dark Crimes" (2018) Thriller Running Time: 92 minutes Written by: Jeremy Brock Directed by: Alexandros Avranas Featuring: Jim Carrey, Agata Kulesza, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen, Zbigniew Zamachowski and Marton Csokas Kozlow: “The river has an end and a beginning.” There is undoubtedly a dark side to Jim Carrey's professional and personal persona, which has never been fully explored on film, although he …

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