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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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: “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: “The Mist” (2017) – Episodes 8, 9 & 10 – I am glad thats over!

"The Mist" (2017) Fantasy/Horror 10 Episodes Produced by: Guy J. Louthan and Amanda Segel Featuring: Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Frances Conroy An unexplained mist slowly envelops the city of Bridgton, Maine, creating an almost impenetrable barrier to visibility. The residents of the town …

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

“Narcos – Season Two” (2015-) 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 Pablo Escobar: “Geniuses are always branded as crazy.” Yet another excellent Netflix show makes it ways onto Blu-ray and DVD this month and like …

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Streaming review: “The Defenders” (2017 – )

“Defenders” (2017) TV Series/Drama/Action Episodes: 8 Created by: Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez Featuring: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Eka Darville, Elden Henson, Jessica Henwick, Simone Missick, Ramon Rodriguez, Rachael Taylor, Deborah Ann Woll, Élodie Yung, Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn and Sigourney Weaver Danny Rand: “I'm the immortal Iron Fist.” Luke Cage: “You're what?” Claire …

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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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Streaming review: “The Mist” (2017 – )

“The Mist” (2017) Fantasy/Horror 10 Episodes Produced by: Guy J. Louthan and Amanda Segel Featuring: Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Frances Conroy An unexplained mist slowly envelops the city of Bridgton, Maine, creating an almost impenetrable barrier to visibility. The residents of the town …

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Streaming review: “The Mist” (2017 – )

“The Mist” (2017) Fantasy/Horror 10 Episodes Produced by: Guy J. Louthan and Amanda Segel Featuring: Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Frances Conroy An unexplained mist slowly envelops the city of Bridgton, Maine, creating an almost impenetrable barrier to visibility. The residents of the town …

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Streaming review: War Machine” (2017)

“War Machine” (2017) Comedy/Drama Running Time: 122 minutes Director-screenwriter: David Michod Based on the book “The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan” by Michael Hastings Featuring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton and Ben Kingsley Gen. Glen McMahon: [to the group of marines] I've spent the last week or so talking to …

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Streaming Review: “Mindhorn” (2017)

“Mindhorn” (2017) Comedy/Thriller Running Time: 89 minutes Written by: Julian Barratt & Simon Farnaby Directed by: Sean Foley Featuring: Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Kenneth Branagh, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan, Russell Tovey, Harriet Walter, Jessica Barden, Simon Callow, Simon Farnaby, Nicholas Farrell, David Schofield, Tony Way Richard Thorncroft: “The Benedict Cumberbatch Backlash has begun.” Currently in …

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Streaming Review: “Into the Inferno” (2016)

"Into the Inferno" (2016) Documentary Running Time: 104 minutes Directed by: Werner Herzog Featuring: Clive Oppenheimer and Werner Herzog Werner Herzog: [reciting from Iceland's Codex Regius] “The sun dimeth / the land sinketh / Gusheth forth steam / And gutting fire / To the heaven soar / The hurtling flames / Of the mighty gods …

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Review: “Mascots” (2016)

“Mascots” (2016) Comedy/Mockumentary Running Time: 89 minutes Director: Christopher Guest Featuring: Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge “Mascots” is Christopher Guests return to a genre he helped make famous – the mockumentary - with “This is Spinal Tap” (1984) and his last attempt at it, the excellent and underrated “A Mighty …

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Documentary Review: “Amanda Knox” (2016)

"Amanda Knox" (2016) Documentary Running Time: 92 minutes Director: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn Freelance Journalist, The Daily Mail: “But hey, what are we suppose to do? We are journalists and we are reporting what we are being told. It's not as if I can say "Hold on a minute, I just want to double check …

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