Blu-ray review: “The Secret Garden” (2020)

“The Secret Garden” (2020) Drama Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Jack Thorne based on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by: Marc Munden Featuring: Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth, Isis Davis, Amir Wilson and Julie Walters Mary: "The spell was broken. My uncle learned to laugh, and I learned to cry. The secret garden is always open now. Open, and awake, …

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DVD review: “Wild Rose” (2019)

“Wild Rose” (2019) Musical/Drama Running time: 103 minutes Written by: Nicole Taylor Directed by: Tom Harper Featuring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, Craig Parkinson, James Harkness, Janey Godley, Daisy Littlefeld, Ryan Kerr, Adam Mitchell and Nicole Kerr Country Singer: “No-one wants to see a convicted criminal up there.” Rose-Lynn Harlan: “Johnny Cash was a convicted criminal , you ball-bag.” Released recently …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (2018)

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (2018) Musical Running Time: 114 minutes Written & directed by: Ol Parker Featuring:  Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Andy García, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Cher, and Meryl Streep Tanya: "Be still my beating vagina." Critical Commentary: This week sees the release of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go …

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Film review: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (2017)

“Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool” (2017) Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written by: Matt Greenhalgh Directed by:  Paul McGuigan Featuring:  Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber and Leanne Best Peter Turner: "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Lauren Bacall when you smoke?" Gloria Grahame: "Humphrey Bogart. And I didn't like it then either." …

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Paddington 2” (2017)

"Paddington 2" (2017) Animated Comedy Written by: Paul King & Simon Farnaby Directed by: Paul King Featuring: Ben Wishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Hugh Grant Henry Brown: Paddington wouldn't hesitate if any of us needed help! He looks for the good in all of us. There is no doubt that the release of …

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Film review: “Paddington 2” (2017)

"Paddington 2" (2017) Animated Comedy Written by: Paul King & Simon Farnaby Directed by: Paul King Featuring: Ben Wishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Hugh Grant Henry Brown: Paddington wouldn't hesitate if any of us needed help! He looks for the good in all of us. There is no doubt that the release of …

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