Movie review: “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019)

“Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) Horror/Comedy Running time: 99 minutes Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone,  Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch Tallahassee: “I have nothing against hippies, I just wanna beat the shit out of 'em.” Recently released into cinemas is the horror/comedy sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) a direct follow …

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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 …

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Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode Five – Foo Fighters” (2019)

“Project Blue Book - Episode Five – Foo Fighters” (2019)  Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: David O'Leary Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Michael Malarkey Crop Circle: "An area of standing crops which has been flattened in the form of a circle or more complex pattern. No general cause of crop circles has been identified although various natural …

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4K Blu-ray review: “A Star Is Born” (2018)

"A Star Is Born" (2018) Drama Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters Directed by: Bradley Cooper Featuring:  Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott Jackson Maine: "Can I tell you a secret?"[Ally looks over to him] Jackson Maine: "I think you might be a songwriter. And don't worry, I won't …

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Film 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. …

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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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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Three – That Never Should Have Happened to You” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Three - That should never have happened to you" (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 Fanning: "Let him know your story" The third episode has arrived of the show based on the …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Hunter Killer” (2018) 

"Hunter Killer" (2018)  Drama/Thriller Running Time: 121 minutes Written by: Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss Directed by: Donovan Marsh Featuring: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist, Common, Linda Cardellini and Toby Stephens Captain Joe Glass: "I would like to take one last breath before we go under. You never know what it's gonna be like when you come up." This month sees the …

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “Annabelle: Creation” (2017)

“Annabelle: Creation” (2017) Horror Running Time: 109 minutes Written by: Gary Dauberman Directed by: David F. Sandberg Featuring:  Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, and Miranda Otto Linda: “Janice says she’s seen your daughter.” Samuel Mullins: “My daughter has been dead for a long time.” I have gone on record to say that 2017 has been a very good year …

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DVD review: “A Monster Calls” (2017)

“A Monster Calls" (2017) Drama/Fantasy Running Time: 108 minutes Directed by: J. A. Bayona Featuring: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson The Monster: “I know everything about you, Connor O’Malley. The truth you dream, the truth that you hide.” A Monster Calls is a 2016 dark fantasy drama film directed …

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017)

“War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017) Sci-Fi/Action/Drama Running Time: 142 minutes Written by: Matt Reeves and Mark Bomback Directed by: Matt Reeves Featuring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary Colonel: “All of human history has lead to this moment. The irony is we created you. And nature has been punishing us …

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DVD review: “Guerrilla” (2017)

“Guerrilla” (2017) TV Series/Drama Episodes: Six Created by: John Ridley Featuring:  Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay It was always going to be difficult to follow up an Oscar winning screenplay, particularly for a film like “12 Years a Slave” (2013), but John Ridley had his work cut out for him with this story of politics and …

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Streaming review: “Mindhunter – Season One” (2017)

“Mindhunter - Season One” (2017) TV Series/Drama Episodes: 10 Created by: Joe Penhall & Jennifer Haley Featuring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv and Hannah Gross John Douglas: “[Talking about Monte Rissell] ...and like Ed Kemper he was able to convince the psychiatrist he was making excellent progress while he was actually killing human beings. …

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Blu-ray & DVD review: “My Cousin Rachel” (2017)

“My Cousin Rachel” (2017) Thriller/Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written & Directed by: Roger Michell Featuring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen and Holliday Grainger Philip: “Whatever it cost my cousin in pain and suffering before he died I will return with full measure upon the woman that caused it.” If you have never heard of author Daphne Du …

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) Action Running Time: 133 minutes Written by:   Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley Directed by: Jon Watts Featuring:  Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. Peter Parker: “I'm sick of Mr. Stark treating me like a kid.” Ned Leeds: “But you are a kid.” Peter Parker: “Yeah. A kid who …

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Film review: “Blade Runner 2049” (2017)

“Blade Runner 2049” (2017) Sci-Fi Running Time: 163 minutes Written by: Hampton Fancher and Michael Green Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Featuring:  Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto Niander Wallace: "Humanity cannot survive. Replicants are the future of the species. But I can only make so many." Was anyone actually waiting …

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2017)

“Transformers: The Last Knight" (2017) Sci-Fi/Action Running Time: 149 minutes Written by: Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan Directed by: Michael Bay Featuring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins and John Turturro Sir Edmund Burton: “It started as a legend, one of the greatest of all... For a thousand years, we’ve kept it …

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Streaming review: “Gerald’s Game” (2017)

“Gerald’s Game" (2017) Horror/Thriller Running Time: 103 minutes Written and Directed by: Mike Flanagan Featuring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood. Henry Thomas Gerald: “Isn't this why we came up here? To spice things up and try and push the boundaries.” Mike Flanagan the writer/director of “Gerald’s Game” (2017) the latest Stephen King adaptation to hit screens this …

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DVD review: “The Frozen Dead” (2017)

“The Frozen Dead” (2017) TV Series/Drama/Thriller Episodes: Six Created by: Gérard Carré , Pascal Chaumeil and Caroline Van Ruymbeke Featuring: Charles Berling,  Julia Piaton,  Pascal Greggory It is fair to say that television crime dramas, in particular foreign language crime dramas are now a dime a dozen, they exist in almost every language covering a variety of normally brutal and …

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Streaming review: “Icarus” (2017)

“Icarus” (2017) Documentary Running Time: 121 minutes Directed by: Bryan Fogel Featuring: Bryan Fogel Tagline: “Truth is the new banned substance.” Since the advent of reality television there have been more documentaries made about people’s lives than ever before, but it was not until the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me” (2004) directed by Morgan Spurlock …

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