• Washington

    DVD REVIEW: Street Date 8/25/20; Lionsgate; Documentary; $14.98 two-DVD set; Not rated; Stars Nicholas Rowe, James Robinson, Nicholas Audsley, Nia Roberts. Narrated by Jeff Daniels. This comprehensive study of the life of George Washington, notably produced by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, offers an enlightening and entertaining mix of well-known stories about the famed general, … Continue reading “Washington”

  • An American Pickle

    STREAMING REVIEW: HBO Max; Comedy; Rated ‘PG-13’ for some language and rude humor. Stars Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccone. Seth Rogen gives a spirited performance in the dual role of a European immigrant and his great-grandson who find themselves co-existing through a bizarre matter of happenstance. As Herschel Greenbaum, Rogen plays a man looking … Continue reading “An American Pickle”

  • Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Warner; Action; $64.99 Blu-ray 10-disc set; Not rated. Stars Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Beatrice Colen, Richard Eastham, Debra Winger, Cloris Leachman, Carolyn Jones, Beatrice Straight, Norman Burton. To speak of the 1970s “Wonder Woman” TV series immediately brings to mind Lynda Carter’s portrayal of the title character, which became so iconic that she … Continue reading “Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection”

  • The Umbrella Academy: Season 2

    STREAMING REVIEW: Netflix; Action; Not rated. Stars Ellen Page, Tom Hooper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland, Kate Walsh. Season two of the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy,” which debuted July 31, is a binge-worthy, action-packed, emotional roller coaster, although it suffers … Continue reading “The Umbrella Academy: Season 2”

  • Brave New World

    STREAMING REVIEW: Peacock; Sci-Fi; Not rated. Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Nina Sosanya, Joseph Morgan, Sen Mitsuji, Hannah John-Kamen, Demi Moore. Among the signature originals of NBCUniversal’s new Peacock streaming service is this sexed-up, modernized adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian 1932 novel about a futuristic society that achieves the illusion … Continue reading “Brave New World”

  • The Secret: Dare to Dream

    DIGITAL REVIEW: Available 7/31/20; Lionsgate; Drama; $19.99 VOD; Rated ‘PG’ for language and an injury image. Stars Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas, Celia Weston, Jerry O’Connell, Sarah Hoffmeister, Aidan Pierce Brennan, Chloe Lee. A timely feel-good movie for these uncertain times, director Andy Tennant’s romantic take on the self-actualization best-seller by Rhonda Byrne, The Secret: Dare … Continue reading “The Secret: Dare to Dream”

  • Airplane! (Paramount Presents)

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Paramount; Comedy; $29.99 Blu-ray, $16.99 Steelbook; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Even though it’s celebrating its 40th anniversary, Airplane! Is one of those movies that just seems timeless. The comedy remains as funny as it ever has, despite the multiple viewings … Continue reading “Airplane! (Paramount Presents)”

  • James Cameron’s Story of Science-Fiction

    DVD REVIEW:  Street Date 7/28/20; RLJ; Documentary; $34.97 DVD or Blu-ray; Not Rated. Featuring James Cameron, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott. This six-episode documentary series hosted by filmmaker James Cameron should prove a fascinating viewing experience for any fan of the title genre, primarily due to the high-caliber talent on display sharing … Continue reading “James Cameron’s Story of Science-Fiction”

  • Palm Springs

    STREAMING REVIEW: Hulu; Comedy; Rated ‘R’ for sexual content, language throughout, drug use and some violence. Stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin. The idea of reliving the same day repeatedly has become a reliable trope of movies and TV shows looking for a fun way to … Continue reading “Palm Springs”