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Isn’t it Romantic? (Blu-ray)

May 22nd, 2019|

New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city's next skyscraper. And if things weren't bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare -- a romantic comedy -- and she is the leading lady.

Scared Stiff (Blu-ray)

May 21st, 2019|

When a psychiatrist, her son, her brand new husband who is an ex-rock star and her former patient, move into an old mansion, the last thing they worry about is a voodoo curse. Unfortunately, that is exactly what they should be worried about, and this horror movie explains why.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 20th, 2019|

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they've known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

Sixteen Candles: 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)

May 17th, 2019|

Plot: What's it about? I think all of us at some point in time have either forgotten someone else’s birthday or had ours forgotten. That is the problem Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) faces in Sixteen Candles. She feels as if she’s having the worst day of her life. Her older sister is getting married and that’s part of why they’re preoccupied. Things don’t end there, however. A note revealing very personal [...]

Isn’t it Romantic? (Blu-ray)

May 22nd, 2019|

New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city's next skyscraper. And if things weren't bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare -- a romantic comedy -- and she is the leading lady.

Scared Stiff (Blu-ray)

May 21st, 2019|

When a psychiatrist, her son, her brand new husband who is an ex-rock star and her former patient, move into an old mansion, the last thing they worry about is a voodoo curse. Unfortunately, that is exactly what they should be worried about, and this horror movie explains why.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 20th, 2019|

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they've known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

Sixteen Candles: 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)

May 17th, 2019|

Plot: What's it about? I think all of us at some point in time have either forgotten someone else’s birthday or had ours forgotten. That is the problem Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) faces in Sixteen Candles. She feels as if she’s having the worst day of her life. Her older sister is getting married and that’s part of why they’re preoccupied. Things don’t end there, however. A note revealing very personal [...]

Sixteen Candles: 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)

May 17th, 2019|

Plot: What's it about? I think all of us at some point in time have either forgotten someone else’s birthday or had ours forgotten. That is the problem Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) faces in Sixteen Candles. She feels as if she’s having the worst day of her life. Her older sister is getting married and that’s part of why they’re preoccupied. Things don’t end there, however. A note revealing very personal [...]

Anaconda (Blu-ray)

May 7th, 2019|

A documentary film crew journeys to the depths of the Amazon in search of the mysterious Shirishama Indians, and ends up fighting a gargantuan, insatiable snake that squeezes its prey to death, eats it whole, regurgitates it and then eats it again.

Serenity (Blu-ray)

May 1st, 2019|

From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.

Arctic (Blu-ray)

April 30th, 2019|

A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.

Miss Bala (Blu-ray)

April 30th, 2019|

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.

Glee: The Sixth and Final Season

June 8th, 2015|

In the exhilarating, heart-rending final season of “Glee,” club favorites reunite and a new group of young performers takes center stage! Following her disastrously short sitcom career, Rachel returns to McKinley High to find Principal Sue Sylvester trampling the arts – including the glee club. Without missing a beat, Rachel and a newly single Kurt set out to revitalize New Directions, hoping for a shot at the national title.

Impractical Jokers: Season Two

October 29th, 2014|

"Lar-ry!" Plot: What's it about? You know, I think I've found more "hidden gems" while channel surfing in the past few years than in the last ten years combined.  What?  I guess what I mean is that there is so much television programming on these days, it's nearly impossible to keep track of what's on and what's not unless you do a little exploring.  Case in point, a few years [...]

The Mentalist: Season Six

October 3rd, 2014|

Plot: What's it about? There aren't a lot of good television dramas out there. Well, ok, there are, but they aren't on network television anymore.  Thanks to the success of shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Game of Thrones, more and more shows are leaving the networks for a little more creative freedom on cable. And who's to blame them?  But a few years ago a little show called [...]

Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series

August 4th, 2014|

Plot: What's it about? Joe Geddes (Lennie James) and Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) are police officers, the people who are tasked to protect society and uphold the law. But these two detectives have a plan to break the law, as they want to murder a fellow police officer, Brendan McCann (Michael McGrady). While McCann is a cop, he is a crooked one and as such, Joe and Frank justify his [...]

Swamp People: Season Four

February 19th, 2014|

Plot: What's it about? Now to be honest, I'd never watched an episode of Swamp People before this review. So aside from assuming it was people who lived in or worked in a swamp, I wasn't sure what to expect. As it turns out, the show follows a group of alligator hunters who troll the swamps for their bounties in a 30 day hunting season. Each hunter is given a [...]

Impractical Jokers: Season One

December 20th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? You know, I think I've found more "hidden gems" while channel surfing in the past few years than in the last ten years combined.  What?  I guess what I mean is that there is so much television programming on these days, it's nearly impossible to keep track of what's on and what's not unless you do a little exploring.  Case in point, a few years ago [...]

Adventure Time: Jake the Dad

November 14th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? I'd never heard of (or most likely would have never heard of) Adventure Time if it weren't for my youngest step son. I call him the "evil" one, though he's actually a nice little chap.  So here's the thing - there's this show called Adventure Time (mentioned twice already, I know) and it's one of his favorites. Did I forget to mention that he's a Freshman [...]

Family Guy: Volume 11

September 30th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? Peter Griffin has been through it all, he found he was black, he became beautiful, he lost all the bones in his body, his show was canceled, the guy has had it rough. But he never gives up and even if it means fighting a chicken up and down the street, this is one guy who refuses to not make a scene. His wife Lois has a past of sexual [...]

Orphan Black: Season One

August 14th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is an outsider, as she has never been able to fit in or find her place in the world. But her life takes an unusual turn in an unexpected fashion, when she sees a familiar face on a subway platform. Sarah sees a woman who looks exactly like her, as if it was her lost twin. Before she can even process this strange [...]

Duck Dynasty: Season Three

August 14th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? One of the most popular shows on television, Duck Dynasty follows the Robertson family, who made a fortune selling duck calls and other outdoorsman related goods. Unlike most families featured in reality television, the Robertsons don't have much drama and are faith based people. So the show isn't about sex, drugs, and family strife, in fact quite the opposite. In this third season, we watch as [...]

Robot & Frank

March 4th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? One of the benefits of doing this site is that I get sent a very wide variety of titles, some I've heard of and others I've not.  I'd say that Robot & Frank is something that I'd usually pass over, but something about it stuck out to me.  Was it the cast?  James Mardsen, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler aren't exactly the hottest out [...]

Touch: The Complete First Season

November 5th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? Martin Bohm (Keifer Sutherland) is a devoted father who lost his wife in the attacks on 9/11 and struggles to raise his young son, who suffers from emotional issues. His son Jake (David Mazouz) hasn't spoken a word in his life and has severe social problems, to the point that his own father can't even touch him. But Jake has an outlet in numbers, as he [...]

Bonanza: The Official Fourth Season

October 25th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) founded his own ranch known as The Ponderosa, a cattle operation that provided a good standard of life for his family. Ben had three sons, each wildly different than the next, thanks in no small part to the fact that each one had a different mother. The youngest son is Little Joe (Michael Landon), who has a fiery temper and longs for [...]

Gunsmoke: The Sixth Season, Volume 2

October 22nd, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? Dodge City is home to a number of colorful residents and countless travelers of all kinds, so it is no surprise that the town tends to be a little unpredictable. The streets can be host to a drunken fist fight, robberies, kidnappings, even shoot outs, but there is a presence that keeps Dodge City safe. That presence is U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness), who patrols [...]

Secrets of the Viking Sword

October 19th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? When it comes to imposing fear and raw power, few warriors can compete with the legends of the Viking hordes. These men were fearless and had a raw, brutal attack plan that left their enemies in tatters. While all the Vikings were vicious, some of them wielded a sword so lethal, it would become a historical icon of battle. The swords were light, sharp as a [...]