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A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

Director: Paul Schrader
Writers: DeWitt Bodeen (story), Alan Ormsby (screenplay)
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard , Annette O'Toole
This is a fabulously strange and weird piece of cinema . The casting of the exotic and otherworldly beauty of Nastassia Kinski could not have been bettered, and the rest of the cast is excellent as well . Annette O'Toole is also extraordinarily beautiful . Her character plays juxtaposition wonderfully against Kinski. Malcolm McDowell is his usual oddly wonderful creepy self. The theme song (Putting Out Fire) written and performed by David Bowie is a classic. Both the score and the incidental songs, are just as good. Most of it is an eerie, synthesized score by Giorgio Moroder. One must not forget the fierce and regal black leopard. What an amazingly stupendous specimen. The big cat really adds to the film.



Annette O'Toole
Director of Photography John Bailey shoots those wonderfully atmospheric New Orleans locations to perfection, and the whole film has a sensual vibe that is both unsettling and alluring. Sex and death have made for odd bedfellows since since "Moby Dick was a minnow" , and have been subjects for the arts (horror especially) for about as long. There's an intriguing, surreal story here, and great performances from a seemingly odd combination of actors. I think this film is presented as thematically tantalizing as I've seen in an 80's flick.
Cat People is surreal somewhat underappreciated work of horror cinema .

Nastassia Kinski

 

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In preparation for Warner Brothers Fantastic Beasts the secrets of Dumbledore releasing tomorrow ! I thought I should finally watch the original film in the cannon called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them I bought four years ago and never watched been collecting dust and I'm glad I finally got to it. While the Harry Potter movies technically came out first, the Fantastic Beasts timeline is actually set about 70 years prior In mid-1920s New York .

Fantastic Beasts was not shot in 3D, however, the filmmakers had 3D in their minds while shooting, due to the pop out effects of debris, newspapers, and animals flying at you on screen. They did a wonderful of a job with the 3D for a 3D conversion and translated well to disc.
This film has a lot going for it, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' lives up to its name visually. The look of the film is spellbinding, from the wonderful use of colors, with perfectly contrasting shades of light and dark, to cinematography. The film is fast paced and constantly dishing out new surprises, in the form of beautifully rendered, inventive CGI "beasts," and a number of hilarious, imaginative features of this magical world of New York that successfully create the illusion of being in a different world. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was incredibly enjoyable! This was a very fun fantastical low fantasy ride ! Rowling's magical world is as alluring and fun as ever! 8/10

 

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)
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showing, North America on April 15, 2022.

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The Secrets of Dumbledore is the third film (out of a planned five) in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, which acts as a prequel to the Harry Potter series, taking place many decades prior and focusing on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and a slew of other wizards (and a muggle) in a war against dark wizard Grindelwald (previously portrayed by Johnny Depp, and now by Mads Mikkelsen). This time future Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore takes center stage as Jude Law steps into the role, and the ensemble also includes Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, and Katherine Waterston.

Mad Mikkelsen advances his bad-guy Hall of Fame credentials.Having played villains in James Bond, Marvel
Hannibal and now Harry Potter movies,he introduces a sense of menace that outshines most everything else in the film. He is a great villain and adds to the franchise.The character feels more real, a bigger threat, more mysterious. Overall a big improvement.

Professor Albus Dumbledore knows that the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is on his way to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead a fearless team of wizards, witches and a brave Muggle baker on a perilous mission, where they encounter beasts old and new and clash with the growing legion of followers of Grindelwald. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore stay on the sidelines?

The cinematography,with first rate visual effects and set designs , costumes, score, the acting was all excellent.
Jude Law is superb as the younger Professor Albus Dumbledore .

The battles were visually incredible and compelling, as well as the new and favorite beasts introduced.


It is a thrilling third chapter in the Fantastic Beasts series and sets up its latter two films to have an emotional and exciting journey and conclusion. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is a wonderful addition to the Wizarding World fantasy franchise and Fantastic Beasts series. The paid film critics are pessimistic lot.The methodology tips toward the negative. This film earned its 2 hours & 20 minutes I was not bored for a second and am hardily looking forward to the next adventure, can;t come soon enough for me !!

Take a look at the timeline to see how the events of Fantastic Beasts connect to Harry Potter..........

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1881: Albus Dumbledore is born to Percival and Kendra Dumbledore in the village of Mould-on-the-Wold.

1883: Albus' brother, Aberforth Dumbledore, is born.

1885: Albus' sister, Ariana Dumbledore, is born.

1891: Ariana is attacked by three Muggle boys. Percival seeks revenge for his daughter's assault and is imprisoned in Azkaban for it.

September 1892-June 1899: Albus attends Hogwarts.

1899: Kendra is accidentally killed by Ariana, forcing Albus to return home to care for his sister. Grindelwald arrives in Godric's Hollow after being expelled from Durmstrang Institute and befriends Albus. Ariana is accidentally killed during a three-way duel between Albus, Aberforth and Grindelwald, prompting Grindelwald to flee.

1900-1926: At some point in this time period, Grindelwald steals the Elder Wand-one of the three Deathly Hallows-from wandmaker Gregorovitch.

~1908: Credence Barebone, a.k.a. Aurelius Dumbledore, is born.

December 1926: Newt Scamander arrives in America. Tom Riddle Jr.-who later becomes Lord Voldemort-is born in London.

1927: Newt travels to Paris to find Credence on Albus' orders. Credence flees with Grindelwald to Nurmengard where he learns that he is Albus' long-lost brother Aurelius. Newt publishes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

1938: Voldemort begins attending Hogwarts.

1943: Voldemort creates his first horcrux.

1945: Voldemort leaves Hogwarts and disappears. Albus defeats Grindelwald in a duel, winning control of the Elder Wand and ending the Global Wizarding War. Grindelwald is sentenced to life in Nurmengard prison.

1956: Albus is appointed headmaster of Hogwarts.

1970: The First Wizarding War begins.

July 1980: Harry Potter is born in Godric's Hollow.

October 1981: Voldemort's soul is ripped from his body when he attempts to kill baby Harry, ending the First Wizarding War.

September 1991: Harry begins attending Hogwarts.

June 1995: Voldemort regains his physical body and the Second Wizarding War begins.

June 1997: Severus Snape kills Albus.

March 1998: Voldemort kills Grindelwald in Nurmengard in an attempt to gain control of the Elder Wand.

May 1998: Harry defeats Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts, ending the Second Wizarding War.


 

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Kimi (2022)
HBOMAX
I read this may get a Blu-ray release !
A tech worker with agoraphobia discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime, but is met with resistance when she tries to report it. Seeking justice, she must do the thing she fears the most: she must leave her apartment.
KIMI is a new HBO Max thriller starring Zoe Kravitz, who is very strong in the all-important lead role. She does not play the title role, however, since "Kimi" is an AI helper device like Siri. And yes, this device does play a key role in this crime-thriller.

HBO Max's Kimi may seem to have an outlandish story, but upon further inspection, the film is far more fact than fiction as the film is based on a real-life legal case in Arkansas.

Zoe Kravitz playing an endearingly awkward agoraphobe is very entertaining to watch, and often elevates the film in spots where it otherwise might flounder.
Kimi is excellent! Kravitz perfectly presents Angela, initially a curious character, then weird and troubled, maybe even irritating with her narcissistic self-absorbed sensibilities . As the story progresses she becomes as intriguing as the mystery she's stumbled across, Zoe earned my emotional connection to her precarious dilemma and I started rooting for her in this Steven Soderbergh thriller .

Zoe Kravitz conveys her characters ,Angela's panic and anxiety as she hugs the walls fear, paranoia, suspicion ,the way she put her head down and walked with deliberate steps, and arms at her sides when she finally gets the courage to leave her apartment into the outside world.

This is a contemporary iteration of Hitchcock's Rear Window with touches of Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark. This flick is as good. 8/10

 

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Anti Matter (2016)
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Thanks for the lead @Matt2026, good sci-fi thriller
Best line in the film ??? "Tinkles fractured the space time continuum and visited the fourth dimension"
Tinkles the CAT in Anti Matter (2016)



Anti Matter (AKA Worm) is a sci-fi noir take on the Alice in Wonderland tale. Ana, an Oxford PhD student, finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened, and to find out who - or what - is behind the rising horror in her life.

Chaos of the mind. A good Indie Sci-Fi

I love a thought-provoking "heady" film. Anti Matter fits the bill perfectly .There are no flashy special effects its just simple camera work and good ole story telling. Time Travel consequences and effects of the velocity of light and the movement of matter. A physically beautiful cast and well acted . Intense and intriguing ! It held my interest.
Production used Bradbourne House in Kent (England) as a double for Liv’s grandmother Brenda’s (Julia Savill) house. Beautiful exterior and interior shots are used as Liv, Anna and Nate visit Tinkles the cat.

Bradbourne House is a mansion set in a twenty acres of parkland located in West Malling. Features include extensive woodlands, a lake, a ballroom, conference rooms, small panelled library, glass greenhouse, walled orchard, converted stables and cellars.

 

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Father Stu (2022)
Easter Sunday cinema showing with mom

Follows the life of Father Stuart Long, a boxer-turned-priest who inspired countless people during his journey from self-destruction to redemption.

"I am calling it right now Wahlberg is getting an Oscar nomination for his role as Father Stu ." For six years, Wahlberg had been so driven to tell the story of Father Stu that he self-financed the movie. He said he spent "millions and millions of dollars" to get it made.

Wahlberg gained 30 pounds for his new movie "Father Stu."
To gain weight, the actor started with an initial two-week 7,000-calorie-a-day diet plan. Then during the last four weeks, he upped his intake to 11,000 calories a day.
"A dozen eggs, dozen pieces of bacon, two bowls of white rice, a cup of olive oil to start the morning," he said. "More eggs, a porterhouse steak. That's seven to eight meals a day of this."

The weight gain was one aspect of the performance, but Wahlberg noted that he felt it was the only way to show the audience just how much Long had changed by the end of his life. "Everything about Stu was predicated on his physicality. To see him lose that but to gain the strength of a thousand men spiritually, it was unbelievable. I wanted the audience to see that and understand it," he explained.


Mark Wahlberg looks unrecognizable

Based on a true story, Father Stu is an unflinchingly honest, funny and ultimately uplifting drama about a lost soul who finds his purpose in a most unexpected place. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) moves to L.A. dreaming of stardom. While scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), a Catholic Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad-boy charm. Determined to win her over, the longtime agnostic starts going to church to impress her. But surviving a terrible motorcycle accident leaves him wondering if he can use his second chance to help others find their way, leading to the surprising realization that he is meant to be a Catholic priest. Despite a devastating health crisis and the skepticism of Church officials and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver), Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those closest to him but countless others along the way.

 

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The deadites are the demonic beings who appear throughout the Evil Dead franchise and are evil, mischievous spirits who take possession of human beings. They're sadistic creatures who enjoy tormenting or torturing the living and the only way to kill them is via bodily dismemberment.

They're Coming to Get You, (@J. Sauerbrey) Barbara!"

Been over eight years they oughta just get on with it already. This is what I want to see Jane Levy and Bruce Campbell teaming up for another remake Evil Dead II .

 

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The deadites are the demonic beings who appear throughout the Evil Dead franchise and are evil, mischievous spirits who take possession of human beings. They're sadistic creatures who enjoy tormenting or torturing the living and the only way to kill them is via bodily dismemberment.

They're Coming to Get You, (@J. Sauerbrey) Barbara!"

Been over eight years they oughta just get on with it already. This is what I want to see Jane Levy and Bruce Campbell teaming up for another remake Evil Dead II .

 

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Director:
Richard Fleischer
Writers:
Stanley R. Greenberg (screenplay), Harry Harrison (novel)
Stars:
Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young





2022 and Earth is in dire condition. Natural resources have been exhausted and food is largely provided by Soylent, a company that makes packaged meals from plankton. Against this backdrop we meet Detective Thorn (Charlton Heston), a police homicide detective. His latest case is the murder of William R Simonson, an executive at Soylent.


This 1973 film, based on the novel by Harry Harrison, won a Nebula Award for "Best Science Fiction Film" and marks the final screen appearance of Edward G. Robinson. Original, clever, ahead-of-its-time thriller. Great plot, well directed. Charlton Heston raises his acting to put in a good performance. Best performance on show, however, is from Edward G Robinson, as Sol.


It is amazing the environmental picture this movie paints, as it was made in 1973, before anyone worried about global warming etc. This was Edward G Robinson's 101st film he died of cancer nine days after shooting was complete. To watch Edward G Robinson in his last film is worth the price of admission.

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 1975
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A young woman discovers she has the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and musical numbers.
Led by the always stunning and talented Jane Levy (“Evil Dead”),!!! Jane Levy really sings and dances in the dramedy .
Most of the musical performances happen “to and around” the 30-year-old actress who plays Zoey Clark, but when she looks to be singing, she legitimately is , and she is splendid . So the bottom line is the show is totally ridiculous and absurd but it's very charming and Jane Levy's performance, is just tremendous with her facial expressions and effervescent allure .The first episode hooked me .
 

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The Northman (2022)
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Cinematographic Process, Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format) Dolby Vision Super 35 format.

‘The Witch’ and ‘The Lighthouse’ Director Robert Eggers Is Back With Violent Viking Epic ‘The Northman’!
The Northman in theaters on April 22, 2022

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder.

Anya Taylor-Joy Alexander Skarsgård in The Northman (2022)


This film is excellent ! Like his memorable period piece freak-outs “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse,” though on a vastly more ambitious scale, bloody and deliciously violent.The Northman is a big-budget epic, but it retains those indie roots, and in " Robert Eggers " fashion , very aesthetically pleasing. This film delivers ! Powerhouse performances and otherworldly imagery . I highly recommend at some point to see this blood-soaked odyssey !! Sooner rather than later. A cinematic saga. The cast in this one is absolutely incredible. Check out the cast ....
The Northman starring Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Björk.

Alexander Skarsgård in The Northman (2022)


Nicole Kidman in The Northman (2022)


Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Björk, Alexander Skarsgård, Claes Bang, and Anya Taylor-Joy in The Northman (2022)
 

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Total Recall (1990)
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The hypnotizing Rachel Ticotin in Total Recall (1990)


For her first major film role, Sharon Stone went mano a mano with Arnold Schwarzenegger !



Her role is a tantalizing constellation of dream girl, jealous spouse, double agent and killing machine.


Director Paul Verhoeven’s maximalist interpretation of a Philip K. Dick story , at the time of its release, one of the most expensive movies ever made. Total Recall is one of Schwarzenegger best films he was excellent to play a role as complex as Total Recall's protagonist, Douglas Quaid .

Overall this still stands as a great piece of sci-fi.

 

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Tickets went on sale today !

Friday, May 6 at 4:30 pm

Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX
3305 Cinema Point, Colorado Springs CO 80922 map
Ticket (1) IMAX - 3D
Pretty excited about this one .... just to be clear I am a huge Elizabeth Olson fan.
I hope she has a major role !!
For me its all about Wanda Maximoff



Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Sam Raimi confirms that Elizabeth Olsen plays multiple Wanda Maximoff variants in the movie.
Yes. The movie is a journey into the multiverse, so you do see different iterations of Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, and even Lizzie Olsen's character of Wanda Maximoff. So, the actors have to play that. It's a great challenge for them and great fun to direct them playing these altered versions of themselves.

I personally hope Wanda Maximoff does not totally turn to the Dark side .


 

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ANИA (2019)
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
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As a slick, over-the-top action picture, Anna works splendidly.



Anna is a 2019 English-language French action thriller film written, produced and directed by Luc Besson. I like every film Luc Besson has written and or directed hit or miss . Luc is great ! Luc Besson is known as "France's Spielberg" , and his unique artistic features and profound humanistic connotations have made his movies receive extensive attention.
Some of my favs !
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Lucy

The Fifth Element

Leon: The Professional


A Super Bad-*** Female Lead

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
This is an action espionage counterespionage film with plenty of misdirection propulsive energy, startling twists and breathtaking action to keep your head in the film . Anna introduces Sasha Luss as the title assassin character, with a star-studded cast including Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren, Cillian Murphy, and Luke Evans.
 

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Death Wish II (1982)
UHD 4K HDR Limited Edition
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limited to 5,000 units
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.
Laurence Fishburne in Death Wish II (1982)
Its not ganja , the special features stated they are smoking Angel Dust (PCP)
which adds more gritty Mystique to this violent piece of 80's cinema .

The Scum Bags
The original Death Wish was an unexpected hit in 1974, which came with it a bit of controversy tied to it due to the amount of sexual violence in it, as well as its portrayal of vigilantism in a favorable light. However, it only helped the film at the box office. Charles Bronson eventually returned for Death Wish II in 1982. I used my fake I.D. "I made it my self It was very poorly done " but it worked to get into the movie theater in high school . I was quite shocked . I had never seen a revenge film like this before at 16 years old .Death With has stuck with me all these years later .The atmosphere is full of dread, fear & desperation, at times "Death Wish 2" even feels like a dirty & gritty Horror Slasher flick.
Charles Bronson is a quintessential bad-*** for the ages.
Death Wish II may not play on the emotional beats of Kersey's decent into vigilantism as the first film does, but it does brings the goods as far as seeing everyone's favorite vigilante , the "architect" of death, avenge his daughter and housekeeper by blowing away scumbag thugs. Nastier, grimier, and much more brutal than the original, Death Wish II is a masterpiece of sleaze cinema led by a Hollywood action icon Charles Bronson. The best of the "Death Wish"-sequels, and it still packs a punch and manages to stir up controversy even today.

 

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10 to Midnight (1983)
Scream Factory Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Strange cult favorite Charles Bronson film from 1983 ,the psychotic scumbag killer takes off his clothes and runs around naked when he stalks his victims. Undressed to Kill ; non the less Bronson still captivates and kicks serious naked scumbag a s s . I think Bronson at his best when he does his dark and gritty revenge flicks . Some of the most interesting points covered are the film’s real life inspiration based on an actually case file. Some of Bronson's 80's flicks are't very good but this is not one of them . 10 to Midnight is a classic 80's with Charles Bronson doing what his does best ! Righteous Revenge. It is a must watch for Bronson fans. 8/10


Lisa Eilbacher in 10 to Midnight (1983)

Bronson plays Leo Kessler, a cynical Los Angeles cop on the trail of Warren Stacy (Gene Davis), a homicidal maniac who turns rejection from beautiful women into the ultimate revenge. When the legal system sets Stacy free, Kessler plants evidence to put him behind bars for good. But Kessler's plan backfires, leaving him with only one option: to hunt down Stacy on his own … before the crazed killer can strike again!
Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER STRUCK FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
  • NEW Charlie's Partner – an interview with actor Andrew Stevens
  • NEW Producing Bronson – an interview with producer Lance Hool
  • NEW Remembering Bronson – an interview with actor Robert F. Lyons
  • NEW Undressed to Kill – an interview with actress Jeana Tomasina Keough
  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/historian Paul Talbot (the Bronson's Loose!
  • books)
  • Audio Commentary with producer Pancho Kohner, casting director John Crowther and film historian David Del Valle
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
 

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Ridley Road (2021)
Episode One: Sunday, May 1, 2022; 9-10pm ET on PBS


Summer 1962: London is swinging with new music, hip fashions, and an irresistible hedonistic spirit. It’s also seething with antisemitic violence incited by homegrown neo-Nazis.
When Vivien Epstein follows her lover into danger and he is caught between life and death, Vivien finds herself going undercover with the fascists, not only for him but for the sake of her country.
MASTERPIECE presents a riveting drama set in this colorful but tumultuous time on Ridley Road , based on Jo Bloom’s acclaimed novel and airing in four parts, Sundays, May 1 – May 22, on PBS.

I am really enjoying this high production value Masterpiece on PBS drama . A stellar cast brings the turmoil of 1960s London to life .Ridley Road is an action thriller as well as a period piece, with chases, fights and romance to go with its political context .It is beautifully crafted, weaving in archive footage, making it look as if Vivien is actually in Sixties London.

Ridley Road is a thrilling, true-to-life spy mini-series set in 1960s London as Britain's far-right tries to make inroads through action against Jews.


Inspired by true events, “Ridley Road” stars newcomer Agnes O’Casey as Vivien Epstein, a young Jewish hairdresser who fits right into 1962 London’s mod scene, while secretly infiltrating the British neo-Nazi hierarchy on behalf of Jewish antifascists.

Beyond its relentless historical dimension, this thrilling series features a remarkable young actress Agnes O'Casey , perfect in her role as a woman-double role The young actress literally bursts the screen in this new series . In short, don't miss this very successful spy thriller! This is great T.V.programming at least the extended episode one. With only four episodes this mini-series is very watchable.
Agnes O'Casey in Ridley Road (2021)



 

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Memory (2022)
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Just like Charles Bronson did, if Liam Neeson keeps making the Revenge flicks , I'll keep watching them !!
I knew this flick was going to be good as I saw the previews while attending other movies in the theater , I was not disappointed. Neeson doing what he does best -- cleansing the world with a gun and righteous rage.
This film centers around some dark and twisted topics with loose moral fiber in spades . Neeson's latest movie chalked full of extreme gun violence and has a very talented supporting cast . This impressive ensemble, following Guy Pearce as FBI agent Vincent Serra, Monica Belushi as despicable CEO Davana Sealman, a shady detective played by Ray Stevenson, and more criminal investigators played by Taj Atwal and Harold Torres, somewhat rounding things out.

MEMORY follows Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson), an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. Caught in a moral quagmire, Alex refuses to complete a job that violates his code and must quickly hunt down and kill the people who hired him before they and FBI agent Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce) find him first. Alex is built for revenge but, with a memory that is beginning to falter, he is forced to question his every action, blurring the line between right and wrong.
This is one of Neeson's better efforts and yields a gripping , albeit dark and violent yet compelling tale. This is a riveting thriller. "Memory" feels like a resurgence inside a late-career genre that he had to some (not me personally) seemingly worn out his welcome. Neeson's acting chops are on display in full force as he deals for the mental woes of his memory loss suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s , he does a very fine job in this dark and brooding film. Two thumbs up ----- watching the Oscar-nominated actor unleash mayhem ! I will defiantly be buying this flick when it is released on Blu-ray disc.

 

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Bolt : This is probably my favorite second tier (and unsung) computer animated feature. It offers plenty of bass. The most startling sequence comes a couple of minutes into the film, just past the opening scene. The plot makes Bolt a super dog in a TV show. But Bolt doesn’t know that it’s all fake (shades of The Truman Show!). As Bolt is “transformed” (clearly an intro to the show) we hear huge, dynamic musical crescendos punctuated by powerful bass drum whacks. This is followed by a chase scene including some killer low throbbing from slow-motion helicopter blades. The entire opening sequence makes for a terrific home theater demo (if your sub is up to it!), complete with both G-rated action and humor.

Bolt (2008)
3D Blu-ray



Director: Byron Howard and Chris Williams

Starring: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman

Bolt was the first 3D animated Disney movie to be released after buying Pixar and it shows. The 3D effects are quite noticeable and true to the high bar Pixar has always set for itself they are natural in presentation.

It is a story of a super dog Bolt ( voice by John Travolta) who battles against the bad green eyed villain Dr. Calisco (voice by Malcolm McDowell) with his human girl Penny (voice by Miley Cyrus) in TV. Bolt does not know he is just an actor and that his super powers are not real.



As an animal loving person I knew that I would like this at least in some level, but was pleasantly surprised with the quality of both the story and the technology. The animation just looks plain awesome in 3D all those animals hairs look so real and the 3D really works beautifully by making the movie an enjoyment to watch.

The animal characters are pretty **** cute, but they still have their own personalities and some edge. The dialogue is witty and charming. Bolt is a fun adventure with likable characters and some good gags. There are also some very good choreographed action sequences.



Good Disney movie for all ages. Well CGI animated film and a nice likable cast of characters.

 
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