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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 paper must have seemed like […]

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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 and unorthodox explanations have been […]

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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 scenes stories as well as […]

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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 four misfits who don’t belong […]

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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 tell anybody. But I’m not […]

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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. You’ve gotta deal with that […]

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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 affairs, especially when they revolve […]

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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 am.” I am under no […]

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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 director Geremy Jasper is not […]

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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 payoff. So many times movies […]

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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, to hear without a hearing […]

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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 be revelatory when filmmakers have […]

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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 riots of 1992 that are […]

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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 good source novel in Dave […]

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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 years after Judi Dench received […]

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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 for the Horror genre, in […]