Blu-ray/DVD review: “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020)

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020) Drama/Thriller 122 Minutes Written & directed by: Vince Gilligan Featuring: Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, Charles Baker, Matt Jones, Robert Forster, Jonathan Banks and Bryan Cranston Walter White: “You’re really lucky, you know that? You didn’t have to wait your whole life to do something special.” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the followup …

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Streaming Review: “Altered Carbon – Season Two” (2020)

“Altered Carbon - Season Two” (2020)) TV Series/Sci-Fi Eight Episodes Created by: Laeta Kalogridis based on 'Altered Carbon' by Richard K. Morgan Featuring: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Anthony Mackie, Lela Loren, Simone Missick, Dina Shihabi and Torben Liebrecht Takeshi Kovacs: "This is a ghost story. Told in the age of eternal life. Technology has conquered death, but with …

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DVD review: “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018)

“The Haunting of Hill House” (2018) Drama/Horror 10 Episodes Developed by: Mike Flanagan based on 'The Haunting of Hill House' by Shirley Jackson Featuring: Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas and Timothy Hutton Elanor: “Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?” Released recently on DVD is the Netflix production of “The Haunting of Hill …

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Trailer: “The Witcher” (2019)

Trailer: “The Witcher” (2019) The full trailer for Netflix’s “The Witcher” series adaptation has arrived and confirmed a December 20th launch date for the highly anticipated series. https://videopress.com/v/07NGGDEF?preloadContent=metadata Based on Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of fantasy novels, which spawned the hugely popular video game franchise, the story focuses on monster hunters known as Witchers …

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Streaming review: “Mindhunter – Season Two” (2019)

"Mindhunter - Season Two" (2019) TV Series/Drama Episodes: 9 Created by: Joe Penhall & Jennifer Haley Featuring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv and Hannah Gross "'Cause I gonna make you seeThere's nobody else hereNo one like meI'm special, so specialI gotta have some of your attention give it to me" - 'Brass in pocket' …

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DVD review: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Seasons One & Two” (2015-2019)

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt  Seasons One & Two" (2015-2019)  Comedy 26 Episodes Created by: Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Featuring: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kaneand Jane Krakowski  Kimmy Schmidt:"And you are gonna sing at the Grammys with Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson!"  Titus Andromedon:"Bad examples, but yes!" This month sees the release onto DVD of the hit Netflix comedy series "Unbreakable …

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Streaming review: “Black Bird” (2018)

"Bird Box " (2018)  Sci-Fi/Horror Running Time: 124 minutes Written by: Eric Heisserer Directed by: Susanne Bier Featuring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, BD Wong, Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich Gary:"Open your eyes, it's so beautiful." This week Netflix has released the horror movie adaptation of the genre novel "Bird Box" (2018) onto its service, which on …

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Blu-ray review: “Narcos – Season Three” (2015 – present)

“Narcos – Season Three” (2015 - present) Drama, Television Series, Action, Thriller Episodes: 10 Created by: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Chris Brancato Featuring: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Paulina Gaitan, Juan Murcia Javier Pena: “Sometimes you gotta do bad things to catch bad people.” Yet another excellent Netflix show makes it ways onto Blu-ray …

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Streaming review: “Safe” (2018)

“Safe” (2018) TV Series Episodes: Eight Created by: Harlan Coben Featuring: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Nigel Lindsay, Laila Rouass, Emmett J. Scanlan, Amy James-Kelly, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Louis Greatorex Why is it that now pulp stories are being made directly into limited television series every writer now thinks …

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Streaming review: “The Alienist” (2018)

“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 …

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Streaming review: “Lost in Space” (2018 – )

“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 …

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Streaming review: “The Titan” (2018)

“The Titan” (2018) Sci-Fi Running Time: 99 minutes Written by: Max Hurwitz Directed by: Lennart Ruff Featuring: Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson,Agyness Deyn, Nathalie Emmanuel, Corey Johnson, Aleksandar Jovanovic Another week and another Netflix original movie, this time a genre piece called “The Titan” (2018) something of a Sci-Fi experiment, obviously shot on the cheap with …

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Streaming 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." When it comes to genre television and films Netflix really runs the gamut from incredibly complex high quality projects …

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Streaming review: “The Ritual” (2017)

“The Ritual” (2017) Horror Running Time: 94 minutes Written by: Joe Barton Directed by: David Bruckner Featuring:  Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier and Sam Troughton Dom: "My old scoutmaster used to say 'If the shortcut was a shortcut, it wouldn't be called a shortcut, it would be called a route'." It seems like 2017 was a banner year for horror …

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DVD & Streaming review: “A Dark Song” (2016)

“A Dark Song” (2016) Horror/Fantasy/Drama Running Time: 99 minutes Written & Directed by: Liam Gavin Featuring: Steve Oram and Catherine Walker Joseph Solomon: "You've been looking shit up on the Internet. No, this is Gnosticism."  Sophia Howard: "I was told it was based on the Kabbalah."  Joseph Solomon: "It's there as grammar. A structure. The Kabbalah is an exploration of god. …

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Streaming Review: “Altered Carbon – Season One” (2018)

“Altered Carbon” (2018) TV Series/Sci-Fi Episodes: 10 Created by: Laeta Kalogridis based on 'Altered Carbon' by Richard K. Morgan Featuring: Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, Leonardo Nam, Chris Connor, Ato Essandoh, Trieu Tran Laurens Bancroft: "This is where I was murdered." The nadir of cyberpunk themed films is most definitely Ridley …

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Streaming review: “The Cloverfield Paradox” (2018)

“The Cloverfield Paradox” (2018) Sci-Fi/Horror Running Time: 102 minutes Written by: Oren Uziel and Doug Jung Directed by: Julius Onah Featuring: Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi Mundy: "That's my fucking arm!" In this modern age can a movie still be surprising, when there is twenty four hour coverage of behind the …

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Streaming review: “Stranger Things 2” (2017)

“Stranger Things 2” (2017) TV Series/Drama/Sci-Fi/Horror Episodes: Nine Created by: The Duffer Brothers Featuring:  Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser When Netflix released the Duffer Brothers created “Stranger Things” in 2016 there is no way in the world that anyone could have known that it would …

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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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Streaming review: “Tin Star” (2017)

“Tin Star” (2017) Drama 10 Episodes Produced & Created by: Rowan Joffe Featuring: Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Leanne Best, Christopher Heyerdahl, Roark Critchlow Episodes: Fun and (S)Laughter Directed by: Rowan Joffe; Cinematographer: Dale McCready The Kid Directed by: Marc Jobst; Cinematographer: Paul Sarossy Comfort of Strangers Directed by: Alice Troughton; Cinematographer: Dale McCready  Jack Directed by: Marc Jobst; Cinematographer: …

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