Uncategorized

Euphoria Seasons 1 and 2 DVD Poster

Euphoria: Seasons 1 & 2 DVD Review: Full of Candor, Humor, and Empathy

To be honest with you, I didn't exactly understand all the hoopla over the TV show Euphoria, and mainly that's ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Stargirl: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: A Wonderful Continuation of the Series

The second season of Stargirl is subtitled “Summer School,” which Courtney (Brec Bassinger) has to enroll in because she is ...
Read More

TV Review: Doctor Who: “The Power of the Doctor”

Doctor Who: “The Power of the Doctor” ends Jodie Whittaker's tenure as the Thirteenth Doctor on the ongoing series. Considering ...
Read More

The Flash (2014): The Complete Eighth Season Blu-ray Review: Starting to Wear Thin

The Arrowverse is dead. Well, almost. What began with a single show, Arrow in 2012, quickly grew and grew until ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Adventure Time: Distant Lands Blu-ray: The Saga Continues

Adventure Time ran on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2018. It presented the adventures of a human boy named Finn ...
Read More
Mayor of Kingstown Season One Blu Ray Review

Mayor of Kingstown: Season One Blu-ray Review: Deserving of a Recall Election

There was a time when Taylor Sheridan was the hot, up-and-coming filmmaker whose work I consistently sought. The first Sicario ...
Read More
Kung Fu The Complete Second Season DVD Review

Kung Fu (2021): The Complete Second Season DVD Review: It Just Keeps Getting Better

The series has been presented as a reimagining of the original 1972 Kung Fu television show starring David Carradine. Other ...
Read More

TV Review: Love & Rockets: The Great American Comic Book

After 40 years of ongoing publication, the Love & Rockets comic book is long overdue for a celebratory retrospective. Thankfully, ...
Read More

Young Sheldon: The Complete Fifth Season DVD Review: It’s Not Just About Sheldon Anymore

It’s hard to believe that Young Sheldon has been on for five seasons. When the premise for the series was ...
Read More
Poster of South Park aired on Comedy Central

South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season Blu-ray Review: COVID Comes to Town

South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season is comprised of two extended episodes, which aired on Comedy Central. Trey Parker and ...
Read More

The Gilded Age: The Complete First Season DVD Review: Manhattan Abbey

While this period drama originates on HBO and is based in New York, its DNA is wholly derived from the ...
Read More

Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Blu-ray Review: A Made-for-TV Dud

This review is full of references that may be considered spoilers.  Ultimately, there is nothing I can write that would ...
Read More
Reno 911, The Hunt for QAnon DVD Cover

Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon DVD Review: Insanity Ensues

If you're a fan of the ridiculous and over-the-top comedy of the Reno 911! series, your fandom will only grow in ...
Read More

Night Gallery: Season Two Blu-ray Review: The Gallery Expands

If you started your Night Gallery Blu-ray collection with the Season One set (as I reviewed here), the first thing ...
Read More

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Seventh and Final Season Blu-ray Review

DC's Legends of Tomorrow is a show that learned to break out of its genre's conventions and embrace the inherent ...
Read More

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Complete Season One and Two DVD Review

When the discussion of the first Reality TV series comes up, the inclusion of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet ...
Read More

Downton Abbey: A New Era Blu-ray Review: A Wedding and a Funeral and More

Time marches on for the beloved characters of Downton Abbey as their second appearance on the silver screen delivers a ...
Read More

Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?: The Complete Second Season DVD Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse Blu-ray Review: Intentionally Misleading, but Still Enjoyable

The animated television show Teen Titans Go! is normally a short 15-minute episode event, but it has had a few ...
Read More

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 13 and The Gizmoplex Debut Today

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a show that will not die. It has moved through so many incarnations, starting on ...
Read More

Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-5 Blu-ray Review: One Pickle, Two Crows, and a Multiverse of Mirth

Rick and Morty is the rarest of TV phenomena: a series so popular that the studio keeps releasing “complete” series ...
Read More

SXSW 2022 Review: Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart

For many people, they were raised learning that we should be thinking more than feeling in our everyday lives and ...
Read More
The DVD Cover of the movie 12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men (1997) Blu-ray Review: One Terrific Movie

While Sidney Lumet’s adaptation of Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Men is a film that is 100 percent perfect and doesn’t ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Sundance 2022 Review: We Need to Talk About Cosby

Director/producer W. Kamau Bell's We Need to Talk About Cosby is a four-part documentary series airing on Showtime that tells ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

ABBA Forever: The Winner Takes It All DVD Review: This New Documentary Is Unsatisfying

The TV movie/documentary which hit U.S. television in August of 2019, and now DVD, chronicles the History of ABBA, currently ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection (Uncensored) 13-DVD Set Review: Earns the Ultimate Designation

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection (Uncensored) is a 13-disc set celebrating the iconic comedian's work in TV and film, ranging ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: Diary of the Grizzly Man

Many people were first introduced to the work, life, and horrific death of Timothy Treadwell through the 2005 Werner Herzog ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

From The Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2021 – Like a Rainbow Crafted by a Drunken Leprechaun

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Flash: ‘Armageddon, Part 5’

The tradition continues as the Sentries team up to cover the seventh annual CW/Arrowverse crossover event. This season the five-part ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

World Series 2021 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: Almost All the Highlights and Footage a Fan Could Ask For

Growing up in a small town in the middle of nowhere, we didn’t have a local MLB team, and it ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: VOIR: Season One

From executive producers David Fincher and David Prior comes VOIR. Season One of this new Netflix series is a collection ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Flash: ‘Armageddon, Part 4’

The tradition continues as the Sentries team up to cover the seventh annual CW/Arrowverse crossover event. This season the five-part ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Flash: ‘Armageddon, Part 3’

The tradition continues as the Sentries team up to cover the seventh annual CW/Arrowverse crossover event. This season the five-part ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Night Gallery Season One Blu-ray Review: Rod Serling’s Other Series Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint

Rod Serling will always be most closely identified with The Twilight Zone, but his follow-up series is finally getting Blu-ray ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Flash: ‘Armageddon, Part 2’

The tradition continues as the Sentries team up to cover the seventh annual CW/Arrowverse crossover event. This season the five-part ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Superman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray Review: A Set for Superfans to Treasure

Remastered for its 25th anniversary, Superman: The Complete Animated Series presents all 54 episodes that originally aired aired on Kids' ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Flash: ‘Armageddon, Part 1’

The tradition continues as the Sentries team up to cover the seventh annual CW/Arrowverse crossover event. This season the five-part ...
Read More
Five Original Christmas Special DVDs are available

The Original Christmas Specials Collection Steelbook Blu-ray Review: Three Gifts, One Stocking Stuffer, One Lump of Coal

For many years, Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass dominated the small screens with their holiday specials. Even after the ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray Review: Not Quite Legendary

In my reviews of previous seasons of Legends of Tomorrow, I've discussed my love for how this series understands how ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Soul of The Midnight Special 10-DVD Set Review: As Chic Says, ‘Good Times’

The Midnight Special ran a bit before my time, but through Time Life’s The Soul Of The Midnight Special I ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Flash (2014): The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray Review: The Stories Feel Undercooked and Underwhelming

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Young Sheldon: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Review

As the CBS hit series The Big Bang Theory, finished its 12th season, I recall being intrigued by the prospect ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Whisky Bottles Piled High

Previously on FTCH, we had some good Mountain Dew and some terrible Doritos. It was a week for peace, Pop-Tarts ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Come and Join the Living

Previously on FTCH, we doubled up on Vaughn and King, and we went lime, chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, and frosted sugar ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Got to Pay Your Dues

Previously on FTCH, we went into Cream and KrispyKreme. The previous episode was pretty funyan and we talked about Love/Hate ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: I’d Call That a Bargain

Previously on FTCH, we talked trash, discussed the merits of the Kit Kat, fretted about expensive french fries, and reviewed ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Herculoids: The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: The Adventures of the Exotic Eight

The Warner Archive Collection continues to upgrade Hanna Barbera cartoons to high definition with the release of The Herculoids: The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Fell in Love by the Soda Machine

Season One, Episode One was well received. We're moving on to Episode Two and I'm starting to get more into ...
Read More
The complete second season of His Dark Materials DVD

His Dark Materials: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: Entertaining Adaptation of Popular Book Series

There was an era in the 2000s in which movie studios were desperate to find the next The Lord of ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

From the Couch Hole: Maybe We Can Stay in Touch

There was once a blog named "Sunday Morning Tuneage".  From 2006 - 2013 on MySpace, I wrote a weekly dispatch ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-4 Blu-ray Review

Rick and Morty was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. A series of animated shorts by Roiland that featured ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: An Animation Masterpiece

Influenced by artist Frank Fanzetta and Heavy Metal magazine, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal is an animation masterpiece. The Adult Swim TV ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Supernatural: The Complete Fifteenth and Final Season Blu-ray Review: A Sad Goodbye to the Winchester Family

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review

You may be asking yourself why someone would write a review on the release of Josie and the Pussycats in ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

What happens when a man begins to investigate a case as a journalist, but then becomes so engrossed in the ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: Back to the Future

Based on the comic of the same name, Legion of Super Heroes ran for two seasons (26 episodes) from 2006 ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Austin City Limits: Country (10-Disc Set) Review: A Vital Historical Document of Country Music

Austin City Limits: Country is a music fan's dream. This two-volume set comprised of 10 discs contains 164 live uncut ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Six by Sondheim Blu-ray Review: Behind the Music of a True Broadway Baby

The HBO television documentary Six by Sondheim is now available on Blu-ray. A fascinating look at the career of Stephen Sondheim, it tells ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! (1970) Deluxe Edition DVD Review

Horton Hears a Who! was the second television special that combined the talents of author Dr. Seuss and animator Chuck ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Harley Quinn: The Complete First And Second Seasons Blu-ray Review: Very Adult, Very Funny

Remember back in the day when you were a child and you could turn on the television and watch Saturday ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series DVD Review

Previously an exclusive from Time Life, the landmark variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series is now available ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: We Are Not Monsters

The first five minutes of HBO’s adventure horror series, Lovecraft Country (Season One), tells you everything you need to know ...
Read More

TV Review: The Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

The summer of 1985 was filled with terror for Southern California residents. A serial killer, who would come to be ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection DVD Review: A Trio of Animated Classics

This collection features three classic Peanuts television specials, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving; and A ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The 2020 World Series Blu-ray Review: It’s Time for Dodgers Baseball

Major League Baseball presents The 2020 World Series, the official 85-minute documentary of the six-game series played between the Los ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Chernobyl (2019) 4K Ultra HD Review: Harrowing, Horrifying Disaster Story

Chernobyl is a horror story with two monsters. One is technological, the other is human. The human horror caused the ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Saturday Night Live: The Early Years: The Best of Seasons 1-5 DVD Box Set Review

This new box set cherry picks 33 complete episodes from the first five years of Saturday Night Live, acting as ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Dolly: The Ultimate Collection 19-Disc DVD Review: The Queen of Country Conquers TV

The first four volumes of Dolly: The Ultimate Collection from Time Life contains a massive amount of TV appearances across 19 discs ...
Read More

Jonny Quest: The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: 26 Thrilling, Boys’ Adventures

Originally running from September 18, 1964 - March 11, 1965, Jonny Quest is an animated, science fiction/adventure series from Hanna-Barbera Productions. It ...
Read More

Stargirl: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: A Stellar Season

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More

You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD Review: Only One Special Gets My Vote

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown is the eighth Peanuts television special. It first aired in October 1972 before the U.S. Presidential election and ...
Read More
DVD Cover of the movie The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America DVD Review: A Bland ‘What If’ Drama

Based on Phillip Roth's novel of the same name, David Simon's adaptation of The Plot Against America takes a look at an ...
Read More

Burt Sugarman’s The Soul of The Midnight Special: Volume 1 (1973-1976) DVD Review: A Soulful Nostalgia Trip

Long before MTV, if you wanted to see your favorite artist perform their latest hits, you had limited choices: see ...
Read More

Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo! DVD Review: Good on Many Levels

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
Read More

Killing Eve: Season 3 Blu-ray Review: Girl Power to the Max

Killing Eve is a weird and wonderful show. The cat and mouse attraction/repulsion between British intelligence agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) ...
Read More

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America Blu-ray Review: The Presentation Is First Class

In October of 2019, AMC aired a six-episode series called Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America. That series is being ...
Read More

The Best of Cher Volume 1 & 2 DVD Review: Take It Home

When The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour ended after the couple's divorce, CBS stuck with Cher. She starred in an eponymous variety ...
Read More

Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review: Full of Feel-good Moments

Written by Damone Rodgers Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season is definitely an enjoyable way to pass the time during self isolation. ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Lyra and Daemons and Bears, Oh My!

Based on Philip Pullman’s fantasy book trilogy of the same name, His Dark Materials opens with graphics that explain the ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Flash (2014): The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray Review: The Stakes Have Gotten Higher but the Fun Has Gotten Smaller

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Mat Brewster with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The opinions ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season Review: So Much Fun

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More

Batwoman: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: The Arrowverse Finally Goes to Gotham

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this article. The opinions ...
Read More

Wonder Woman: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: Warner Bros. Brings Us Exactly What We Need

In 1975, America found itself in strange times. The president had resigned, we had experienced an energy crisis, and Archie ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Castle Rock: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: A Stronger Stephen King Feel to It

Having read numerous Stephen King books and loving so many movies based on them, I was really excited for the ...
Read More

Worst Cartoons Ever! DVD Review: They Stink!

[It was a tradition Friday nights at San Diego Comic Con to visit Jerry Beck's long-running panel, Worst Cartoons Ever!, ...
Read More

Wild Palms Blu-ray Review: It’s No Twin Peaks

In the wake of the spectacular rise and fall of the original Twin Peaks, its network ABC was keen to produce ...
Read More

The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 6 (1978-1980) Blu-ray Review

From January 2018 to December 2019, Kino Lorber Animation released the entire run of 124 Pink Panther cartoons produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Jetsons The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: Meet George Jetson

After the success of The Flintstones, Hanna Barbera returned to the family sitcom two years later with The Jetsons, doing ...
Read More

Looking for Alaska DVD Review: Well Written and Well Acted

Looking for Alaska brings the critically acclaimed work of author John Green to the screen in this eight-episode Hulu Original limited ...
Read More

TV Review: The West Memphis Three: An ID Murder Mystery: A Documentary Miniseries by the Book

Written by Ram Venkat Srikar The West Memphis Three: An ID Murder Mystery is a fly-on-the-wall documentary primarily chronicling the court ...
Read More

TV Review: How to Fix a Drug Scandal: Ripples of a Sweeping Tragedy

Written by Ram Venkat Srikar How to Fix a Drug Scandal is the dictionary definition of infotainment. It's thrilling, suspenseful, entertaining, ...
Read More

Good Omens Blu-ray Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Armageddon

Based on the 1990 novel by the late Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman, the latter of whom oversaw the television ...
Read More

Swamp Thing (2019): The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: What Is and What (Unfortunately) Will Never Be

It was doomed from the beginning. Before making its debut on the DC Universe streaming service, Swamp Thing had its initial 13-episode ...
Read More

I Got You Babe: The Best of Sonny & Cher, Volume 1 DVD Review

Sonny & Cher started as a singing duo and had their first big #1 hit in 1965 with “I Got ...
Read More

FLCL Progressive/Alternative Blu-ray Review: A Classic Badly Revived

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this article. The opinions ...
Read More

TV Review: Twin – A Limited Series

Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju is probably best-known to most avid television viewers as the ginger-haired, love-lorn Tormund Giantsbane from HBO's Game ...
Read More

TV Review: The Forgotten Army: Predictability Plays the Spoilsport

Written by Ram Venkat Srikar The Forgotten Army has its creator's signature all over it. And that doesn't quite work in ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: Arrow / Legends of Tomorrow: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 4 & 5’

A pair of Sentries are teaming up to take on the five-part "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event.  If you ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Dick Cavett Show: New York Radio Pioneers DVD Review: See the Faces Behind the Voices

The Dick Cavett Show was a talk show that aired on different TV channels, broadcast and cable, from 1968 to ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Flash: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 3’

A pair of Sentries are teaming up to take on the five-part "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event.  If you ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: Batwoman: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 2’

A pair of Sentries are teaming up to take on the five-part "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event.  If you ...
Read More

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: One of the Most Beloved Sitcoms Comes to a Beautiful Conclusion

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this article. The opinions ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: Supergirl: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 1’

A pair of Sentries are teaming up to take on the five-part "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event. Gordon S. ...
Read More

The Kominsky Method: The Complete First Season DVD Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
Read More

TV Review: Hellier: Season 2

Last year, Season 1 of Hellier debuted on YouTube and quickly won over fans and critics alike. The ten episodes of Hellier: Season 2 ...
Read More

Stephen King’s Storm of the Century (1999) DVD Review: Intriguing Premise at Snail’s Pace

TV made sense as its own thing until about 20 years ago. Nowadays, what constitutes TV is so sprawling and ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Sun Makers DVD Review: Death and Taxes

Doctor Who is a long-running British science-fiction television series featuring the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey whose adventures ...
Read More

Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting DVD Review: A Golden Celebration

Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting, available on DVD and as a digital download, celebrates the most successful children's entertainment ...
Read More

Dreamworks Ultimate Holiday Collection Blu-ray Review: Holiday Specials for a New Generation

As my friends and family can attest, Christmas is my favorite time of year. Not only do I decorate the ...
Read More

The Toys That Made Us: Seasons 1 & 2 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: This Is About Nostalgia

Ever have that experience of pulling a box out of the closet and finding a bunch of your old toys? ...
Read More

Robin Williams: Comic Genius (5-DVD Set) Review: A Retrospective of the Brilliant Comedian

Time Life, in conjunction with the estate of Robin Williams, has released Robin Williams: Comic Genius as a 5-disc DVD collection. This ...
Read More

Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Seriously Weird

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this article. The opinions ...
Read More

Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island DVD Review: The Plot Is Pretty Much Contained in the Title

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this article. The opinions ...
Read More

TV Review: Country Music: Episode Eight ‘Don’t Get Above Your Raisin”

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Review: Legendary Fun

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More

TV Review: Country Music: Episode Seven ‘Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way’

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
Read More

TV Review: Country Music: Episode Six ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken?’

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
Read More

TV Review: Country Music: Episode Five ‘The Sons and Daughters of America’

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Downton Abbey Movie Review: Fans Are Invited Back for a Royal Visit

After ending in 2015, Downton Abbey, the hit trans-Atlantic TV series that ran for six seasons, returns with a theatrical ...
Read More

Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Review: Too Much Preaching

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More

TV Review: Country Music: Episodes Three and Four

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, ...
Read More

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: In Concert DVD Review: Tell Tchaikovsky the News

Written by Glen Boyd With the passings of Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek this past week, aging music fans received ...
Read More

TV Review: Country Music: Episodes One and Two

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
Read More

Supernatural: The Complete Fourteenth Season Blu-ray Review: An Emotional Season with the Show’s Most Shocking Cliffhanger

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray giftset reviewed in this Blog Post. ...
Read More

Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders DVD Review: Jon Pertwee Exits the Series

Doctor Who is a long-running British science-fiction television series featuring the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey whose adventures ...
Read More

Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray Review: Nothing Can Keep Down the Green Arrow and His Team

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More

Straight Forward: Series 1 DVD Review: Should Have Taken a Curve

One of the worst parts of being a semi-professional reviewer is that you sometimes have to watch and talk about ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Flash (2014): The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review: Slow It Down, Flash!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Mat Brewster with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The opinions ...
Read More

The Dick Cavett Show: Baseball’s Greatest Hits: Pitchers DVD Review

The Dick Cavett Show was a talk show that aired on different TV channels, broadcast and cable, from 1968 to 1996. ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Time Meddler DVD Review

Doctor Who is a long-running British science-fiction television series featuring the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey whose adventures ...
Read More

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 12 DVD Review: A True Delight

I am an unabashed detective story/crime drama/mystery fan. Whether these tales are being told via novels, comics, movies, or television ...
Read More

Wally Gator: The Complete Series DVD Review: Delightfully Silly, Don’t Y’know

As part of the Hanna Barbera Classic Collection, the Warner Archive Collection has released Wally Gator: The Complete Series. The two-disc ...
Read More

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Blu-ray Review

What We Left Behind, a riff on the title of the series finale "What You Leave Behind," finds Deep Space Nine showrunner ...
Read More

The Good Place: The Complete Third Season DVD Review: A Great Show

While watching Season One of The Good Place - a series in which four not-so-good humans find themselves in the heaven-like Good ...
Read More

The Dick Cavett Show: Inside the Minds of… Volume 3 DVD Review

The Dick Cavett Show was a talk show that aired on different TV channels, broadcast and cable, from 1968 to 1996. ...
Read More

The Best of The Carol Burnett Show: 50th Anniversary Edition 21-DVD Set Review

Two years later and Time Life is still celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show, which debuted on September ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Animation Collection DVD Review: Four Doctors Are Better Than One

Doctor Who: The Animation Collection is a 2-disc set that gathers five previously released stories starring four Doctors. On Disc One, The ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Krotons DVD Review: Better Than Its Reputation

The Krotons, the fourth serial from the sixth season of Classic Doctor Who has a lot going for it. It is one ...
Read More

Space: 1999: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: Ahead of Its Time in More Ways Than One

It was September 13th, 1999, when an explosion of nuclear waste blew the moon out of orbit and sent the ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Three Doctors Special Edition DVD Review: Three Times The Fun

It has been said before, but having The Doctor regenerate was a stroke of genius. In the beginning of the ...
Read More

The Dick Cavett Show: Inside the Minds of… Volume 2 DVD Review

The Dick Cavett Show was a talk show that aired on different TV channels, broadcast and cable, from 1968 to 1996. ...
Read More

Earthquake (1974) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

Producer/director Mark Robson's Earthquake was a star-studded disaster movie that the '70s was known for. Unfortunately, the famous folks go to waste ...
Read More

The Dick Cavett Show: ‘And That’s The Way It Is…’ DVD Review

The Dick Cavett Show was a talk show that aired on different TV channels, broadcast and cable, from 1968 to 1996. ...
Read More

The Dick Cavett Show: Inside the Minds of… Volume 1 DVD Review

The Dick Cavett Show was a talk show that aired on different TV channels, broadcast and cable, from 1968 to 1996. ...
Read More

Killing Eve: Season Two Blu-ray Review: Missing Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the new It Girl. Not because she is attractive and trendy (though she is both) but because ...
Read More

The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection Blu-ray Review: A Solid Entry in the Franchise

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided our writer with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The opinions ...
Read More

The Shield: The Complete Series DVD Review, Part 2: Seasons 4-7

This review discusses Seasons 4-7 of the FX series The Shield and the recent release of the complete series on DVD by ...
Read More

The Shield: The Complete Series DVD Review, Part 1: Seasons 1-3

There is a scene in the pilot episode of The Shield in which Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) has been brought in ...
Read More

The Toys That Made Us: Season 1 & 2 DVD Review: An Informative, Entertaining TV Series

The Toys That Made Us is a Netflix documentary series that looks at the histories of famous toy lines. The seasons ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Archer: Danger Island: The Complete Season Nine DVD Review: One of the Funniest Comedies on TV

Season Nine finds Archer still in a coma after having been shot in Season Seven, but his dreams have changed ...
Read More

Project Blue Book: Season 1 Blu-ray Review: The Plot Is Intriguing, but the Pacing Is Slow

Project Blue Book follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen) who is a college professor recruited by the U.S. military to ...
Read More

Bancroft: Season One DVD Review: Completely Bonkers

In this world of seemingly endless must-watch, prestige TV filled with award-winning writers, directors, and actors, it is nice to ...
Read More

Doctor Who: Peter Davison: Complete Season One Blu-ray Review: A Big Scarf to Fill

The BBC has released Doctor Who: Peter Davison - Complete Season One, the second in its series of classic Doctor ...
Read More

Doctor Who: Resolution Blu-ray Review: The New Cast Finally Comes Together

The Daleks are one of the oldest and most popular villains on Doctor Who.  They were created by Terry Nation ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Castle Rock: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: So Much Potential Wasted

My love of reading and addiction to Stephen King started at a young age thanks to my Uncle Vern. King's ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season Three Blu-ray Review: Legendary Television

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Flash (2014): The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Review: Faster than Ever

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Jackass: Complete Movie and TV Collection DVD Review: Not for the Faint of Heart

Tied to the release of Johnny Knoxville's Action Point, Paramount has released Jackass: Complete Movie and TV Collection, an 11-disc ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Flash (2014): The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review: The Fastest (and Best) Superhero Show On TV

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: Much Stronger and More Coherent Than Season One

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

I Love Lucy: Superstar Special #2 DVD Review: Lucy and the Duke

Following its airing on May 20, 2016, the I Love Lucy Superstar Special #2, which aired colorized versions of the ...
Read More

Bob Hope: Hope for the Holidays DVD Review: Pop-culture Relics from a Bygone Era

As the DVD menu reveals, Hope for the Holidays is actually the fourth disc from the 11-DVD set titled Thanks ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: Legends of Tomorrow: ‘Invasion!’

The Cinema Sentries are having their own crossover event to cover the DC Superheroes four-part crossover event entitled "Invasion!" running ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: Arrow: ‘Invasion!’

The Cinema Sentries are having their own crossover event to cover the DC Superheroes four-part crossover event entitled "Invasion!" running ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Flash: ‘Invasion!’

The Cinema Sentries are having their own crossover event to cover the DC Superheroes four-part crossover event entitled "Invasion!" running ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: Supergirl: ‘Medusa’

The Cinema Sentries are having their own crossover event to cover the DC Superheroes four-part crossover event entitled "Invasion!," running ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Flash (2014): The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: At Its Core, The Series Is a Family Drama

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Monkees: Season 2 DVD Review: The Monkees Take Control

The Monkees are a fascinating pop-culture phenomenon. Inspired by The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, producers Bob Rafelson and Bert ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Brings the Fun Back to Comic Book-related Shows

While DC's recent superhero movies have gotten mixed reviews for being too dark or brooding or not understanding the source ...
Read More

Gotham (2014): The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: So Far, So Good

The ascension to success is quite often a very bumpy climb. Just ask Gotham's hero Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Poor ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Roots: The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: A Powerful Story About a Family and a Country

Commemorating the 40th anniversary a year early, the landmark television miniseries Roots has been remastered and released on Blu-ray. Based ...
Read More

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Season 1 Part 1 DVD Review: Spooky Kooky Fun!

A few years ago I reviewed the eleventh version of Scooby-Doo! - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.  That series was a pretty ...
Read More

Batman: The Television Series: The Complete Third Season DVD Review: And Batgirl Makes Three

Warner Brothers has completed the entire run of Batman on DVD with the recent release of The Complete Third Season.  ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

The Flash (2014): The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Check This Series Out as Fast as You Can

When I first watched The Flash pilot "City of Heroes" at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, I thought that "while ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Peanuts: Emmy Honored Collection DVD Review: The Quality of These Specials Is Mixed

In anticipation of the upcoming The Peanuts Movie and tying in with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' recent ...
Read More

Gotham (2014): The Complete First Season DVD Review: Jim Gordon Steps Up to Bat

Being a more "reserved" nerd - one who does not attend conventions, camp out in line for things, spend time ...
Read More

Batman: The Television Series: The Second Season Part Two DVD Review: Back to the Batshow!

On the off chance someone doesn't know about the iconic Batman TV series from the 1960s (there must be at ...
Read More

Broadchurch: The Complete Second Season DVD Review: Weak Story, Emotionally Wrecking

When I heard they were making a second season of Broadchurch, I was both excited and a bit trepidatious.  The ...
Read More

Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo! The Complete Season 1 DVD Review: Puppy Power Does Work

I had known Scooby-Doo cartoons my whole life.  They had always just been that Saturday morning staple and I never ...
Read More

Batman: The Television Series: The Second Season Part One DVD Review: Holy Classic TV Comedy!

After years of legal rights issues needing to be sorted out (and likely a fascinating story in its own right), ...
Read More

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: Great Teamwork on and off Screen

Warner Archive continues its release of Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Blu-ray with The Complete Second Season.  The ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars DVD Review: A Parallel Adventure in the Galactic Empire

Phineas and Ferb works almost entirely on the basis of their engaging formula. While there have been occasional efforts to ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Flash (2014): ‘City of Heroes’

After two appearances in the second season of Arrow, Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) has been spun off into his ...
Read More

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Action and Comedy Make a Great Team

Since 1986, many of the stories about Batman have been grim and gritty, most notably in the comic books of ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Longmire: The Complete Second Season DVD Review: A Standout Show Worth Watching

The second season of the popular A&E western crime drama Longmire continued the successful formula of interesting standalone cases along ...
Read More

Beware the Batman: Shadows of Gotham, Season 1 Part 1 DVD Review: A New Take On An Old Character

By my count there have been no fewer than 12 movies, 16 television series, several radio shows, and countless comic ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Archer: The Complete Fourth Season Four Blu-ray Review: Laugh Another Day

During the 13 episodes of its fourth season, Adam Reed's espionage comedy Archer continued the escapades of international intrigue and ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: The Good Wife: ‘The Decision Tree’ & ‘Goliath and David’

I think The Good Wife is consistently one of the best shows on TV. But now that we're midway through ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor Blu-ray Review: Celebrating 50 Years

Previously reviewed by Todd Karella, The Day of the Doctor is the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who, the British ...
Read More

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Collector’s Edition DVD Review: You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Insults You

During the ninth and final season of The Dean Martin Show, which ran from 1965 to 1974, a segment was ...
Read More

Fathom Events Presents Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor”

I've been to a few of these Fathom Events before and so I've come to know what to expect. The ...
Read More

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Repairs”

Todd Karella writes... In this week's episode, we find the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents conducting an Index, Asset Evaluation, and Intake Process ...
Read More

The Mod Squad: The Complete Collection Review (Sampler): One Black, One White, and One Blonde

Written by Greg Barbrick If you are looking for something for the classic-TV enthusiast this holiday season, the people at ...
Read More

The Paradise: Series One DVD Review: Love, Silk, and the Big Sell

Written by Jordan Richardson An adaption of Émile Zola's novel Au Bonheur des Dames, this BBC television series is a ...
Read More

The Twilight Zone: The Complete First Season DVD Review: Rod Serling Creates a TV Landmark

After releasing seasons two through five on DVD, Image Entertainment has just released an episode-only edition of The Twilight Zone: ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited: Fifth to Eighth DVD Review: Spotlight on Classic Villains

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who, BBC America has been airing a series of monthly specials ...
Read More

The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment Blu-ray Review: Absolutely Worth Watching

Written by Chad Derdowski This year, World Wrestling Entertainment reaches the half-century mark and celebrates in pretty much exactly the ...
Read More

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Well”

Gordon Miller writes... “The Well” finds the team in London cleaning up after some battle that took place during Thor: ...
Read More

The Snow Queen (2005) DVD Review: Make Believe Gets an Enchanting Makeover

The Snow Queen, BBC's brief but visually and sonically hypnotic TV-movie adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of ...
Read More

The Day Kennedy Died DVD Review: One of the Darkest Days in History

Written by Greg Barbrick There are a few days in American history when the world just seemed to stop. November ...
Read More

Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons DVD Review: The Doctor and the Loch Ness Monster

Like a lot of Americans of a certain age - that is to say old enough to remember Doctor Who ...
Read More

Here’s Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection DVD Review

After Ernie Kovacs' untimely death in a car crash in 1962, his widow, actress/singer Edie Adams, devoted herself to preserving ...
Read More

Poirot: Series 9 Blu-ray Review: Well-made Mysteries

Agatha Christie was as prolific a writer as she was popular. According to Guinness, she is the best-selling novelist of ...
Read More

The Secret of Crickley Hall DVD Review: Two Interesting Stories Marred by Their Own Connections

There is something about ghosts, and ghost stories that I just can't buy into. I have no problem with other ...
Read More

Tales of the City: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD Review: Wild Times in San Francisco

Written by Greg Barbrick The six-part mini-series Tales of the City (1993) boasts an all-star cast, including the city of ...
Read More

The Doctor Prepares for War in “The Night of the Doctor”

Debuting online on November 14, 2013, the mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor" revealed the origins of the Doctor played by John Hurt, ...
Read More

Silk: Series One DVD Review: A Capable British Courtroom Drama

Written by Jordan Richardson British screenwriter Peter Moffat is no stranger to the legal system in his home and native ...
Read More

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Hub”

Todd Karella writes... After tracking down Agent Shaw who was embedded in a Siberian prison and extricating a data nodule ...
Read More

The Carol Burnett Show: Christmas with Carol DVD Review: Two Shows Underwhelming

Just in time for the holidays, Time Life Entertainment brings us this single disc release featuring two episodes from the ...
Read More

Line of Duty: Series 1 DVD Review: The Thin Gray Line

In television and in the movies, Internal Affairs officers are often seen as out of touch with real police work, ...
Read More

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “FZZT”

Gordon S. Miller writes... During an overnight scouting trip, a man suffers what I believe is termed an electrostatic event, ...
Read More

Spiral: Season 2 DVD Review: A Superb, Layered French Crime Drama

The original title for this French crime drama is Engrenages which literally translates to "gears." That's fitting as the show ...
Read More

Mama’s Family: The Complete First and Second Season DVDs Review: Familiar Sitcom Shenanigans

The "Mama" in Mama's Family is Thelma Harper, a character Vicki Lawrence first played on The Carol Burnett Show in ...
Read More

Vikings: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Old Gods Make Decent Drama

The images that are conjured by the words "History Channel scripted series" are not too exciting. It makes one think ...
Read More

New Girl: The Complete Second Season DVD Review: Another Great Season

New Girl is one of the best shows on television today. To just refer to it as sitcom is to ...
Read More

Nightmare Honeymoon DVD Review: Can I Get an Annulment Over Here?

As events near and far forever altered the world throughout the '60s and '70s, the well-known face of cinema began ...
Read More

Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Review: Yet Another Mouth to Feed

Were the average individual to take the time to peruse the annals of sitcoms from both the past and present, ...
Read More

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Remastered Deluxe Edition) DVD Review: Maybe This Year He’ll Show

On this Deluxe Edition from Warner Brothers, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is paired with the lesser-known It's Magic, ...
Read More

Waking the Dead: Season Eight DVD Review: Forensic Cop Show, Overwrought and Desperate

An advantage many British shows have over American television is that they usually have far fewer episodes. A show will ...
Read More

Family Guy: Volume Eleven DVD Review: Okay, Not Spectacular

I love Family Guy and watch both the new episodes as well as those in syndication. However Volume Eleven of ...
Read More

American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-ray Review: Absolutely Insane, but It Works

American Horror Story is more about horror than it is horror. It has the tropes, and the imagery, of real ...
Read More

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Girl in the Flower Dress”

Todd Karella writes... When Chan Ho Yin, a man with the ability to create fire, disappears off the S.H.I.E.L.D. radar, ...
Read More

Nikita: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review: La Reine Nikita

Shows airing on CW aren't generally known for the strength or complexity of their writing, but Nikita has been a ...
Read More

Robot Chicken: Season 6 Blu-ray Review: Back for More Irreverent Channel Changing

Robot Chicken is an animated television series using stop motion, Claymation, and small puppets known mainly as action figures, and ...
Read More

Luther: Series 3 DVD Review: Panic on the Streets of London

If you're looking for a feel-good cop show with a tidy resolution at the end of every episode, this is ...
Read More

The Ghost Busters: The Complete Series DVD Review: Laughs over Logic

Filmation's The Ghost Busters was a live-action Saturday morning kid's show that aired in 1975, well before Bill Murray and ...
Read More

Groovie Goolies: The Saturday Mourning Collection DVD Review: I Needed This

Filmation's Groovie Goolies was created by the team behind The Archie Show to take advantage of CBS' success of Scooby-Doo. ...
Read More

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Eye-Spy”

Gordon S. Miller writes... I know this might be faint praise considering my reaction to the previous three episodes, but ...
Read More

Bones: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-ray Review: Going Through the Motions

Bones is the TV equivalent of comfort food. You know what you're getting, you know you won't be challenged in ...
Read More

Tarzan (1966): The Complete Second Season DVD Review: Wither Ron Ely

As the old saying goes, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." When motion pictures first came ...
Read More

How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Season 8 DVD Review: Just Meet Her Already!

Written by Derek Stucker There are times when a story is so good, so well-told, so full of fun and ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: ‘0-8-4’

Gordon S. Miller files his report “0-8-4,” the name of the episode, is a S.H.I.E.L.D. code for an object of ...
Read More

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Asset”

Todd Karella writes... The third episode opens with a truck hijacking. It's not your typical everyday crime as the two ...
Read More

Detective Montalbano: Episodes 23-26 DVDs Review: Murder and Fun in the Sicilian Sun

Inspector Montalbano (Il commissario Montalbano) is a popular Italian crime drama based upon the detective novels of Andrea Camilleri. It ...
Read More

Sinbad: The Complete First Season DVD Review: A Unique Version with a BBC Twist

Most people's idea of Sinbad is of the swashbuckling hero from the Ray Harryhausen films of the 1970s. But the ...
Read More

In the Flesh: Series One DVD Review: Leave It to the Brits to Make Zombies Human Again

Anymore, it seems the word "zombie" is synonymous with a well-placed sigh of exasperated annoyance - garnished with a complete ...
Read More

White Collar: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Review: Charming Cons Carry This Uneven but Entertaining Show

Written by Chris Morgan White Collar is pretty indicative of what kind of show the USA network likes to do. ...
Read More

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 8 DVD Review

Written by Mike Bruno Goodbye, Fat Mac. Hello, more hilarity. I always enjoy what the Gang is up to and ...
Read More

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Pilot”

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has now expanded into television with the debut of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot episode written ...
Read More

The League: The Complete Season Four DVD Review: A Bad Season for the Gang Makes for a Good Season for Viewers

It's that time of year again when gladiators of the gridiron strap on their armor and march boldly onto the ...
Read More

Two and a Half Men: The Complete Tenth Season DVD Review: Getting Better

Written by Greg Barbrick The fact that Two and a Half Men survived the firing of Charlie Sheen is nothing ...
Read More

Adventure Time: Jake the Dad DVD Review: The Fun Hasn’t Ended

Coming in at just over three hours, the 16 episodes on Adventure Time: Jake the Dad, the fifth DVD volume ...
Read More

Homeland: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: Falling Short of Greatness

The line between a great show and a really good one is a thin one. For me it is all ...
Read More

Sinbad: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Harmless Fun on the Well-dressed Seas

Written by Jordan Richardson Many of television's heavy-hitters are filled with wrenching moments, whether "red weddings" or situations so presumably ...
Read More

Revolution: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: The Revolution Is Televised

Written by Greg Barbrick How does one describe a show as wild as Revolution? It is one of the most ...
Read More

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fifth Season DVD Review: The End of the Line

Written by Greg Barbrick The fifth and final season of The Twilight Zone aired during the 1963-1964 season, almost exactly ...
Read More

The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season DVD Review: For Those Who Enjoy Good Storytelling

After an amazing first season in which the landscape of horror, gore, and to an extent, drama, on television changed, ...
Read More

The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review: High Expectations Result in Unsatisfying Season

The end of Season Two left high expectations for what was to come in the third season of the highly ...
Read More

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season DVD Review: Best Sitcom Since Seinfeld

Written by Greg Barbrick Is The Big Bang Theory the funniest show on network TV? It is to me, and ...
Read More

Haven: The Complete Third Season DVD Review: Supernatural TV Series Dives into Some Pitfalls

There are two major pitfalls that supernaturally themed TV shows can easily fall into. First, since these shows have to ...
Read More

Blandings: Series 1 DVD Review: The Great Wodehouse (Somewhat) Well Adapted

P. G. Wodehouse, an incredibly prolific British humorist (writing nearly 100 books, and many plays, movies and short stories) was ...
Read More

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Review: Charles Beaumont Is the Star of This Season

Written by Greg Barbrick The original Twilight Zone aired for five seasons (1959-64), on CBS. Like most of the people ...
Read More

Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection Blu-ray Review: An Excellent Series

At the time Prime Suspect first aired In 1991, there were only four female DCIs (Detective Chief Inspector) working in ...
Read More

Bill Moyers: Faith & Reason Collection DVD Review: The Intersection of Belief and Logic

Written by Jordan Richardson An extensive and intelligent collection that should be part of the library of any Bill Moyers ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Green Death Special Edition DVD Review: Hello, Giant Maggots; Goodbye, Jo Grant

Written by Greg Barbrick “So the fledgling flies the coop,” states the Doctor in one of the opening scenes of ...
Read More

Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space Blu-ray Review: New Doctor, New Everything Really

There is a lot of trivia connected to Spearhead from Space but it is not at all a trivial episode. ...
Read More

The Thick of It: Seasons 1-4 DVD Review: More Than Just Creative Swearing

Written by Chris Morgan If you are familiar with the works of Armando Ianucci, and you are American, it is ...
Read More

Smiley’s People Blu-ray Review: The Man with the Olden Gun

George Smiley is the polar opposite of James Bond. They're both spies for the British Secret Intelligence Service, but Smiley ...
Read More

Strike Back: Cinemax Season Two Blu-ray Review: 21st Century Production Values, ’80s Action Sensibility

Throughout Strike Back's second season, a single episode did not go by where someone was not shot in the head ...
Read More

Dragons: Riders of Berk Part 1 and 2: More Vikings, More Dragons

How To Train Your Dragon was a surprise, a CGI-animated action adventure story with humor and real heart coming from ...
Read More

Detective Inspector Irene Huss, Episodes 7-9 and 10-12 DVD Review: Cliched Plots, Excellent Execution

In my recent review of Annika Bengtzon, I noted that there are many crime dramas able to push through the ...
Read More

Annika Bengtzon, Crime Reporter: Episodes 1-3 and 4-6 Review: By-the-Book Swedish Crime Drama Needs a New Author

If you are a TV producer looking to make a new, popular, and successful new show, the logical choice is ...
Read More

Fringe: The Complete Fifth and Final Season DVD Review: Observing the End

Thanks to the powers that be at FOX Television and to the delight of the series' creators and their fans, ...
Read More

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Good Croc, Bad Croc DVD Review:  Over Two Hours of Animated Fun

Nickelodeon's animated television series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness presents the adventures of Po the Panda, who became protector ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited: First to Fourth DVD Review: The Fantastic Four

Written by Greg Barbrick The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is coming up, and the BBC is pulling out all ...
Read More

Orphan Black: Season 1 DVD Review: Send in the Clones

Written by Brandie Ashe I wish I had seen this show without knowing the premise--a premise that, with the title ...
Read More

Orphan Black: Season 1 Blu-ray Review: Black is the New Black

There's a point in this sci fi series that one clone is asked to temporarily impersonate another clone and you ...
Read More

Sesame Street: Elmo the Musical DVD Review: Not Recommended for Adult Consumption

Written by Brandie Ashe The perennially popular little red monster from Sesame Street is at it again. Warner Bros. has ...
Read More

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Third Season DVD Review: An Epiphany

Written by Greg Barbrick I had what you might call an epiphany the other night. It happened while I was ...
Read More

Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special Blu-ray Review: Aquaman’s Identity Crisis

Originally premiering on Sept 9, the Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special pokes fun at heroes and villains from DC Comics ...
Read More

Borgen: Season 2 DVD Review: Nothing’s Rotten in Denmark

Who knew Danish politics could be so much fun? Picking up a year after the first season, this collection finds ...
Read More

Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete Second Season DVD Review: Once More with Feeling

A group of high school outcasts battles supernatural beasties and their dastardly principal. Oh, and there's a musical episode. Nope, ...
Read More

Wilfred: The Complete Season 2 Blu-ray Review: Disgustingly Funny

Based upon an Australian show of the same name (which itself was based on an award-winning short film) Wilfred is ...
Read More

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers: 25th Anniversary Edition DVD Review

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the most fascinating programs to ever air on television, Athena presents a new ...
Read More

Beck: Volume 7 and 8 DVDs Review: He’s Not a Loser, Baby, And He’ll Catch Your Killer

Based on a series of 10 novels by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Beck is a Swedish crime drama that ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil DVD Review: A Curiosity Piece

Over the past few years, I've reviewed quite a few of the BBC releases of Doctor Who. One of the ...
Read More

Slugterra: Slugs Unleashed DVD Review: Arrested Development

For those new to this vibrant and expertly animated series, Slugterra is an underground land populated with many different types ...
Read More

Burn Notice: Season Six DVD Review: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

If you've never watched USA Network's long-running crime/action show, here's a quick recap: faithful U.S. spy gets blacklisted by his ...
Read More

Vexed: Series 2 DVD Review: A Vexing Decline

After only one season, co-star Lucy Punch is gone. While that wouldn't be a big deal for a show with ...
Read More

Doctor Who: Inferno Special Edition DVD Review: Murdering Radioactive Mutants Unite!

Written by Greg Barbrick We are just a few months away from the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and the ...
Read More

The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour DVD Review: A TV Special That’s Barely OK

It seems like it would have been hard to go wrong if in 1976 Saturday Night Live creator and producer ...
Read More

Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Review: Before and After

Written by Michael Nazarewycz I remember when Howard Stern left terrestrial radio. The first thing I thought was, “You don't ...
Read More

Doctor Who: Series Seven, Part Two Blu-ray Review: The Doctor Returns with a New Companion and a New Attitude

Now that the Doctor is back with a new companion and he's pulled himself out of his emotional cage, he's ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Doctor Who: The Snowmen Blu-ray Review: This Year The Doctor’s Christmas Gift Is a New Companion

Series Seven continues the tradition in the Doctor Who universe of a stand-alone Christmas special coming between the two halves. ...
Read More

George Gently: Series 5 DVD Review: The Most Intriguing and Intense So Far

Written by Greg Barbrick As the BBC series George Gently embarks on its sixth series, Acorn Media have been helping ...
Read More

George Gently Collection: Series 1-4 DVD Review: A Hidden Treasure

Written by Greg Barbrick In 1955 author Alan Hunter published a novel entitled Gently Does It, which marked the first ...
Read More

Teen Wolf: Season 2 DVD Review: Trust the Instinct

The interesting idea I had for reviewing the new DVD release of Teen Wolf: Season 2 was that the last ...
Read More

Longmire: The Complete First Season DVD Review: Complex Characters, Simple Police Work

Based on best-selling author Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire western mystery novel series, Longmire is a fresh take on the crime ...
Read More

Shakespeare: The King’s Man DVD Review: The Political Education of Willy Shakes

Written by Brandie Ashe Arguably the single most influential figure in the history of English literature, William Shakespeare produced over ...
Read More

True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review:  Very Real and Drastic Changes Occur

Written by Mary K. Williams Out this week, the True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray set includes DVD and ...
Read More

George Gently: Series 5 Blu-ray Review: Murder Most Groovy

With a seemingly unending stream of British mystery series in play, it's becoming increasingly difficult for relatively recent arrivals to ...
Read More

Detective De Luca DVD Review: He’s Not a Fascist, He’s Just a Cop

Set amidst the back-drop of Mussolini's Fascist Italy, Detective De Luca comes with a much more interesting setting than your ...
Read More

Bill Moyers: Beyond Hate DVD Review: A Timeless Exploration of Hatred

Written by Jordan Richardson Bill Moyers once again provides compelling and timeless programming with Beyond Hate, a documentary that first ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Visitation Special Edition Review: Rubber Reptiles and Disco Androids Bring the Plague

The Visitation is the fourth serial of the 19th season of Doctor Who. Though it was fourth one aired, it ...
Read More

Fathom Events Presents Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds

For those non-Star Trek fans; "The Best of Both Worlds," a two-part cliffhanger that ended season three and opened season ...
Read More

Parade’s End (1964) DVD Review: A Very Impressive Period Drama

Written by Greg Barbrick The current success of Downton Abbey is just the latest example of a subject that the ...
Read More

The Bible (2013) DVD Review:  An Ambitious Endeavor That Needed More Funding and Prayer

As nice as it was to see The History Channel take a break from what is seemingly an endless Pawn ...
Read More

Spies of Warsaw DVD Review: A Rare Misstep for the BBC

Written by Greg Barbrick At their best, spy films incorporate espionage, the old double-cross, corruption, opportunities for incredible rewards, and ...
Read More

The Syndicate: Series 1 DVD Review: Mo Money Mo Problems

This British TV drama about lottery winners gets off to a shaky start until we get to know the downtrodden ...
Read More

Maigret Set 7 & 8 DVDs Review: Well Made Dullness

I recently read a discussion on Reddit where a guy was lamenting the fact that his girlfriend preferred Michael Bublé's ...
Read More

LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out DVD Review: The Force Is Weak with This One

I love all of the LEGO video games. Love love love them, and play all of them to completion. A ...
Read More

The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Blu-ray Review: A Spectacular View of Life at Sea

In 2001, the BBC took on the daunting task of doing a comprehensive documentary on one of the least-explored regions ...
Read More

Ripper Street: Series One Blu-ray Review: As My Teachers Always Said: Needs Improvement

Some will tell you that life imitates art. Others will insist that the opposite is true. Personally, from what I've ...
Read More

Borgen: Season 1 DVD Review: The Far West Wing

This Danish political drama recently received some unexpected U.S. traction when author Stephen King took to the pages of Entertainment ...
Read More

Ripper Street: Series 1 DVD Review: A Solid Mystery Show but Far Too Overdone

Written by Kristen Lopez The BBC has created a steady output of television shows that have strong dramatic tension paired ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Ark in Space (Special Edition) DVD Review: Wheel in the Sky Keeps on Turnin’

Written by Greg Barbrick The "wheel in space" was the New Frontier-era notion of what space stations of the future ...
Read More

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Friends Forever DVD Review: Berry Bland

Once upon a time, Strawberry Shortcake was aimed squarely at little girls. Originating as a greeting card character, then expanding ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Aztecs (Special Edition) DVD Review: The First Doctor Can’t Change History

The Aztecs is the sixth serial of Doctor Who and was first broadcast from May 23 - June 13 1964. ...
Read More

Murdoch Mysteries Collection: Seasons 1-4 DVD Review: A Canadian Historical Mystery Gets a Box Set

Written by Jordan Richardson The first episode of Murdoch Mysteries offers a clear vision of exactly how the Gemini-nominated will ...
Read More

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 2 DVD Review: Historically Accurate TV Classic

Written by Greg Barbrick "Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp, brave courageous and bold, Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp, long may his story ...
Read More

Africa (2012) Blu-ray Review: Remarkable, Vast, Deadly Wilderness, Now in High Definition

Sir David Attenborough and the BBC Earth team are at it again, capturing some unbelievable footage in high definition and ...
Read More

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1978) DVD Review:  A Stunning Achievement

Written by Greg Barbrick Muriel Spark's Miss Jean Brodie was one of the great literary characters of the 20th century. ...
Read More

Africa (2012) DVD Review: Insert Preferred Toto Reference Here

Written by Brandie Ashe Since the 2006 release of the popular documentary series Planet Earth, the BBC has produced a ...
Read More

She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens DVD Review: Goddesses and Monsters

Written by Brandie Ashe In the history of the modern world, challenging male authority has always been something of a ...
Read More

Maigret (1992) Complete Collection DVD Review: Does What You Expect and with Great Satisfaction

I quite literally discovered Maigret by stumbling over him. Let me explain: for a couple of semesters my wife and ...
Read More

Slugterra: Return of the Shane Gang DVD Review: Pre-Teenage Dream

Deep beneath Earth's surface, tribes of various humanoid characters live and do battle with adorable little slugs. Why slugs? Because ...
Read More

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror DVD Review: Re-Animating the Doctor

Written by Greg Barbrick When it comes to resurrecting lost Doctor Who episodes, the people at BBC Home Video have ...
Read More

House of Cards (UK) Trilogy Blu-ray Review: Long Live the King

Have you finished your binge marathon viewing session of the new Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey? If so, you're ready ...
Read More

Undersea Edens DVD Review: A Marvelous Viewing Experience

Written by Greg Barbrick The Smithsonian Channel are known for their documentary programs, and Undersea Edens is an example of ...
Read More

The Origins of Oz DVD Review: The Story of the True Man Behind the Curtain

Written by Greg Barbrick The Wizard of Oz (1939) is one of the most beloved films of all time. It ...
Read More

Misfits: Season Two DVD Review: Last of the Greats

What is it about the BBC that makes them incapable of maintaining original casts on their shows for prolonged periods ...
Read More

Twenty Twelve: The Complete Series DVD Review: Past Its Sell-By Date

This irreverent British mockumentary series about the inner workings of the London Olympics planning committee takes a fantastic premise and ...
Read More

Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Marple Fan Favorites Collection DVD Review: Super Tales of Super Sleuths

Written by Brandie Ashe In her 85 years on this earth, celebrated novelist Agatha Christie published just about as many ...
Read More

Midsomer Murders Set 21 DVD Review: The Fictional British County of Midsomer Is Beautiful and Deadly

Written by Greg Barbrick The fictional Midsomer County is one of the most beautiful areas on British television. It is ...
Read More

Doctor Zhivago (2002) DVD Review: Decidedly Less Than Epic

Written by Brandie Ashe Upon its controversial publication in 1957, Dr. Zhivago—an epic tale of love and betrayal set amidst ...
Read More

Young Justice: Invasion: Destiny Calling DVD Review: The Students Have Finally Become the Masters

If you're looking for a continuation of the previous Season One you're going to be in for quite a shock. ...
Read More

Red Dwarf X DVD Review: Who Would Have Thought Being The Last Human in Existence Could Be This Fun?

Once again the crazy adventures of the misfit crew aboard the mining ship, Red Dwarf, have been released on DVD. ...
Read More

Bill Moyers: Becoming American DVD Review: An Engrossing, Absorbing Documentary

Written by Jordan Richardson Now available on DVD from the good people at Athena, Bill Moyers: Becoming American is an ...
Read More
Cinema Sentries

Hanna-Barbera and Rankin/Bass Christmas Collections Review: A Belated Animated Christmas

Written by Brandie Ashe Yeah, yeah—Christmas is over, the holidays have passed once again, and it's too late (or too ...
Read More

Search & Filter

Categories

Subscribe!