Movie review: “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020)

“Wonder Woman 1984” (2020) Action Running time: 151 minutes Directed by: Patty Jenkins Written by: Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns Featuring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen Diana Prince: “My life hasn't been what you think it has. We all have our struggles.” Released recently into theatres as well as the online streaming service …

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Film review: “Misbehaviour” (2020)

“Misbehaviour” (2020) Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written by: Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe Featuring: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear Sally Alexander: [speaking on TV about The Miss World Competition] “The only other forum in which participants are weighed, measured and publicly examined before being assigned their value is a cattle market.” Coming …

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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: “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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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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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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Trailer: “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” (2019)

Trailer: "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" (2019) In 1969 Los Angeles, a television actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry. https://videopress.com/v/bPwthIds once_upon_a_time_in_hollywood_official_teaser_trailer_hd_Scf8nIJCvs4_1080p Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a black comedy, crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot …

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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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Streaming review: “Behind the Curve” (2018)

"Behind the Curve" (2018)  Documentary Running Time: 96 minutes Directed by: Daniel J. Clark Featuring: Darryle Marble Modern flat Earth societies: "Organizations that promote the misconception that the Earth is flat rather than a globe. Such groups date from the middle of the 20th century; some adherents are serious and some are not. Those who are serious are often motivated by pseudoscience or Biblical …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Widows” (2018) 

"Widows" (2018)  Drama/Thriller Running Time: 129 minutes Written by: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen Directed by: Steve McQueen Featuring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson Veronica:[to her gang] "Now the best thing we have going for us, is being who we are." Alice: "Why?"  Veronica: "Because no-one thinks we have …

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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: “The Florida Project” (2017)

"The Florida Project" (2017) Drama Written by: Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch Directed by:  Sean Baker Featuring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, and Caleb Landry Jones Moonee: [to tourist at ice-cream stand] Excuse me. Could you give us some change, please? The doctor said we have asthma and we have to eat …

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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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