Sep 152018
 

Madam Secretary: Season 4 is pretty much like any of the many other political shows (like Scandal or, going way back, The West Wing) with sort of a more fantasy element compared with real life, though the election certainly gave the writers a field day for some additional drama.

 

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Sep 242017
 

The Moderns is an environmentally rich drama that has shades of Robert Altman which makes sense as director Alan Rudolph was a disciple of his, and even a little Woody Allen in some respects. It’s not the most fascinating tale or anything but the performances by both Keith Carradine and Linda Fiorentino were both top great.

 

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Sep 272016
 

Although the last few seasons of Dexter were flawed (to say the least), the entire series still possesses some entertainment value and one can marvel at the performance by Michael C. Hall who was pretty consistent even in those weaker seasons.

 

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Sep 222015
 

Emperor of the North, also known as Emperor of the North Pole, is an interesting little film no doubt. On the technical and acting front, it’s not a bad flick headlined by veterans Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time has good video/audio transfers however the bonus material is a bit limited.

 

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Sep 132015
 

“Madam Secretary” is an entertaining if not flawed series. Where it lacks in writing and plot, it more than makes up with a respectable ensemble cast including the still charming Téa Leoni leading the pack. I can only hope some of the issues get shored up in the second season but as a freshman series, it’s adequate.

 

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Jul 032012
 

“Missing” The Complete First Season isn’t a well oiled machine compared with other serialized dramas and I suspect if it weren’t a mid-season replacement and only 10-episodes, not to mention starring Ashley Judd, this wouldn’t have been picked up in the first place. Even so, because it’s a short series plus a fantastic cast, it’s worth checking out even with a cliffhanger ending.

 

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Nov 182011
 

The Family Tree might not be the greatest offbeat indie comedy I’ve come across but the film has its moments. The cast for the most part are fine, albeit there isn’t one actor or actress that particularly standout. The Blu-ray offers up good video and audio transfers while the features are limited.

 

 

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