Blu-ray review: “When Worlds Collide” (1951)

“When Worlds Collide” (1951) Science Fiction Running time: 83 minutes Written by: Sydney Boehm based on the book When Worlds Collide by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie Directed by: Rudolph Maté Featuring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen and John Hoyt Dr. Emery Bronson: “If our calculations prove to be correct, this will be the most frightening discovery of all time.” Released on Blu-Ray …

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Streaming review: “Brigsby Bear” (2017)

“Brigsby Bear” (2017) Comedy/Drama Running Time: 97 minutes Written by: Kyle Mooney & Kevin Costello Directed by: Dave McCary Featuring: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Ryan Simpkins It can sometimes be refreshing to watch a comedy that has a real heart but does not compromise on its set up, it characters or its eventual …

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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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Film review: “Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019)

“Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019) Documentary Running time: 95 minutes Directed by: Richard Lowenstein Featuring: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Jon Farriss “Eternally wild with the powerTo make every moment come aliveAll those stars that shine upon youWill kiss you every night”– INXS, Mystify Released this month in cinemas is the documentary “Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019), which …

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Movie review: “Yesterday” (2019)

"Yesterday" (2019) Comedy/Romance/Musical Running time: 110 minutes Written by: Richard Curtis Directed by: Danny Boyle Featuring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon Ellie Appleton: “Miracles happen all the time!” Jack Malik: “Like what?” Ellie Appleton: “Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol!” Released into theatres this week is the Richard Curtis penned “Yesterday” (2019) which on …

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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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Blu-ray/DVD 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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4K Blu-ray review: “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018)

"Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018) Drama Running Time: 134 minutes Written by: Anthony McCarten Directed by: Bryan Singer Featuring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers John Reid:"So, tell me. What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?" Freddie Mercury:"Tell you what it is, Mr. Reid. Now we're …

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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: “Maudie” (2016)

“Maudie” (2017) Drama Running Time: 116 minutes Written by: Sherry White Directed by: Aisling Walsh Featuring: Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke Mr. Davis (Shopkeeper): “I don't know why people pay money for these, my 5-year-old could do better.” Everett Lewis: “Maybe. Maybe he could, but he didn't - Maud did.” Films about real people can be routine …

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Film review: “The Shape of Water”(2017)

"The Shape of Water" (2017) Drama/Horror Written by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Featuring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer Giles: [interpreting Elisa] "When he looks at me, he does not know - how - I am incomplete. He sees me... as I …

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Film review: “Patti Cake$” (2017)

“Patti Cake$” (2017) Drama Running Time: 108 minutes Written & Directed by: Geremy Jasper Featuring: Danielle Macdonald, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, McCaul Lombardi, Patrick Brana, Bridget Everett, Mamoudou Athie Patti: [to Barb] “Act your age.”  Barb: [to Patti] “Act your race.” Firstly, it has to be said upfront that this debut film by music video …

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Film review: “Wonder” (2017)

“Wonder" (2017) Drama Running Time: 113 minutes Written by:  Steve Conrad, based on the novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio Directed by: Stephen Chbosky Featuring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay Auggie Pullman: [voice over] "I know I’m not an ordinary kind of a kid, I’ve had twenty-seven surgeries. They help me to breathe, to see, …

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DVD review: “A Ghost Story”(2017)

"A Ghost Story" (2017) Drama Written and Directed by: David Lowery Featuring: Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara Houseguest: “We build our legacy piece by piece and maybe the whole world will remember you or maybe just a couple of people, but you do what you can to make sure you're still around after you're gone.” It can …

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DVD review: “LA 92” (2017)

“LA 92” (2017) Documentary Running Time: 114 minutes Directed by: Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin Featuring: George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Pete Wilson, Daryl Gates, Joyce Karlin, Rodney King, Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell Congresswoman Maxine Waters: "This is what you get with video of a killing." This is actually the first of at least two high profile documentaries about the LA …

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DVD & Blu-ray review: “The Circle” (2017)

“The Circle” (2017) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 141 minutes Written by:  Dave Eggers and James Ponsoldt Directed by: James Ponsoldt Featuring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, and Bill Paxton Eamon Bailey: “Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better.” This should have been an excellent movie, it had so much going for it, a very …

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Film review: “Victoria & Abdul” (2017)

“Victoria & Abdul” (2017) Drama Running Time: 112 minutes Written by: Lee Hall Directed by: Stephen Frears Featuring:  Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith and Adeel Akhtar Queen Victoria: “Everyone I love has died and I just go on and on. What is the point?” Abdul Karim: “Service, Your Majesty. We are here for a greater purpose.” Twenty …

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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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