Category Archives: DVD and Blu-Ray

Win a copy of Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman, on DVD

Gary Oldman took home just about every award under the sun (including the Oscar) for his performance as Winston Churchill in the gripping and emotional drama Darkest Hour. As Hitler’s army nears the United Kingdom, it is up to Britain’s leader Churchill to lead his nation against impossible odds in the critically acclaimed and six-time Academy Award nominated Darkest Hour.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Sweet Virginia (USA, 2017) is a suspenseful and absorbing thriller

Mild-mannered Sam (Jon Bernthal) is a retired rodeo champ living a quiet existence as a motel manager in a quiet Alaskan town. We get the impression that he’s not asking for much – just a space to live out his days as peacefully as he can, perhaps get to know Bernadette (Rosemarie DeWitt) a little better. The ripple in the very calm pond in Sam’s life comes in the form of intensely furious Elwood (Christopher Abbott), who befriends Sam and sets off a chain of events that will disturb Sam’s peace and those around him.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: The Handmaid’s Tale first season hooks you in and keeps you wanting more

The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a dystopian future unlike those we are used to seeing. There aren’t any flying cars or amazing technology that you’d assume to see here. There is nothing but solid regression, simplifying life back to its roots. In fact, it appears that everything has gone backwards in the worst possible way.... Continue Reading

Win a copy of The Man Who Invented Christmas on DVD and a copy of the book A Christmas Carol And Other Holiday Treasures

Based on the novel by Les Standiford, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the story of how Charles Dickens actually revived the holiday of Christmas with his self-published novel, A Christmas Carol. Facing pressure with looming debt, a feckless father, and recent critical failures, Dickens confronts his past by conjuring up fantastic characters including Ebenezer Scrooge for his now Christmas classic tale. ... Continue Reading

Win a copy of Detectorists Series 3 on DVD starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones

The award-winning Detectorists returns for a third series as we follow in the footsteps of Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), two friends sharing a devotion to metal detecting. With their eyes on a particular plot of land, they dream of the one find which would bring history to life and change their lives in the process.... Continue Reading

Blu-Ray Review: Goodbye Christopher Robbins (UK, 2017) how tragedy formed the most beloved children’s classic

It’s a familiar name, Christopher Robbins, and it might take a moment or two for you to realise who he is and just how pivotal he was to your childhood. Once heralded as the luckiest boy in the world, Christopher Robbins was not just Winnie-The-Pooh’s best friend in the books, he was a real boy who reminded a defeated Europe of the other side of tragedy.... Continue Reading