13 Reasons Why: Season 2 – DVD Review

13 Reasons Why is an American teen drama web television series that was developed for Netflix by Brian Yorkey, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series revolves around a seventeen-year-old high school student, Clay Jensen, and his deceased friend Hannah Baker, who has killed herself after having to face a culture of gossip and sexual assault at her high school and a lack of support from her friends and her school. A box of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah in the lead up to her suicide detail thirteen reasons why she chose to end her life. The series is produced by July Moon Productions, Kicked to the Curb Productions, Anonymous Content, and Paramount Television, with Yorkey and Diana Son serving as showrunners.

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Cold Pursuit – 4K UHD Review

Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American black comedy action film that was directed by Hans Petter Moland (in his Hollywood debut) and adapted from a screenplay that was written by Frank Baldwin. The film stars Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe, and Tom Bateman. It is a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film titled In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten), also directed by Moland, and follows a snowplow driver who sets out for revenge on a local drug lord following the murder of his son.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – 4K UHD Review

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American computer-animated action fantasy film that is loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to the 2014 film, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and is the final installment in the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the film stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham. The film’s plot follows Hiccup seeking a dragon utopia called “The Hidden World” while coming to terms with Toothless’ new bond with a female Light Fury.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – Blu-ray Review

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 computer-animated adventure comedy film that was produced by the Warner Animation Group and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. A direct sequel to the 2014 film The Lego Movie, it was directed by Mike Mitchell, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (writers and directors of the first film) returning as producers and writers. It features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Will Ferrell reprising their roles from the previous film, while new cast members include Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Maya Rudolph (replacing Amanda Farinos). The film focuses on Emmet Brickowski, as he attempts to rescue his friends from the Systar System, while dealing with a coming cataclysm that’s known as “Armamageddon”.

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What Men Want – Blu-ray Review

What Men Want is a 2019 American romantic comedy film that was directed by Adam Shankman and starring Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Tracy Morgan. It is a loose remake of the 200 film titled What Women Want, the plot follows a woman who, after drinking a potent concoction given to her by a shaman, gains the ability to hear men’s inner thoughts.

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Mission of Honor – Blu-ray Review

Mission of Honor (also known as Hurricane: 303 Squadron and 303: Bitwa o Anglie in Poland) is a 2018 biographical war drama film that was directed by David Blair and written by Alastair Galbraith and Robert Ryan. The film depicts the experiences of a group of Polish pilots of 303 Squadron in the Battle of Britain in World War II. Iwan Rheon stars as Jan Zumbach, with Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini, Marcin Dorocinski, Krystof Hadek, and Christopher Jaciow in supporting roles.

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Miss Bala – DVD Review

Miss Bala (Spanish for Miss Bullet) is a 2019 action thriller film that was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, based on the 2011 Mexican film of the same name. The film stars Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and Anthony Mackie, and follows a woman who trains to take down a Mexican drug cartel after her friend is kidnapped.

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The Witch – 4K UHD Review

The Witch (or as it was stylized on screen as The VVitch: A New England Folktale) is a 2015 period supernatural horror film that was written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson. The Witch follows a Separatist family as they are encountering the forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm, forces that may either be real or completely imaginary.

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The Kid Who Would Be King – Blu-ray Review

The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 fantasy adventure film that was written and directed by Joe Cornish. A British-American venture, the film stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Patrick Stewart. The plot follows a young boy who finds King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur, and must then use it to stop an ancient enchantress from destroying the world. Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film was released in the United States on January 25, 2019, and in the United Kingdom on February 15, 2019. It’s received mostly positive reviews from critics, but was considered to be a box office bomb with estimated losses for the studio ranging as high as $50 million.

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