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City On A Hill Season 1 Is Now Available On DVD


Produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and created by Charlie McLean, “City On A Hill” is a 10 episode Showtime series set in 1990s Boston. The Kevin Bacon starring series (which is helmed by showrunner Tom Fontana) is a gritty drama about corruption and crime. More specifically, the story revolves around a crooked FBI agent (Jackie), a District Attorney (Decourcy) who is trying to clean up the city, and two brothers (Frankie and Jimmy) who robbed an armored truck.

After genre elevating series like “The Shield” and “The Wire” or even films like Affleck’s own “The Town,” “City On A Hill” feels like an overly familiar entry in the crime drama genre. Nothing here feels fresh and the characters (many of which sport bad Boston accents) lack dimension. With that said, the adult drama is bound to find an audience with fans of crime dramas and cop stories.

Presentation: 16:9

Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0

Extras: 3 featurettes on the first 3 episodes, a featurette on Kyra Sedgwick directing, and a fetaurette titled “Capturing Boston.”

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Downsizing Blu-ray Review


“Downsizing” is overly ambitious. Continue reading

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Jason Bourne Blu-ray Review


“Jason Bourne” crashes and burns. Continue reading

December 1, 2016 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Martian: Extended Edition Blu-ray Review

The Martian Extended Edition Blu-ray

“The Martian” gets a new home video release. Continue reading

June 9, 2016 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Zero Theorem Blu-ray Review

The Zero Theorem Blu-ray

“The Zero Theorem” is a return to form for Terry Gilliam. Continue reading

January 19, 2015 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , | Leave a comment

We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review

Cameron Crowe has another winner on his hands with “We Bought A Zoo.” Continue reading

May 7, 2012 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , | Leave a comment

Invictus Blu-Ray

“Invictus” is a film that approaches the same story on many different levels.  On the surface, Clint Eastwood’s film about SOuth Africa winning the World Cup in Rugby soon after his release can be viewed simply as a good sports film.  However, the film has many different layers of the same issue ; how South Africa dealt with sudden change in government with the election of Nelson Mandela as its first black president.  Morgan Freeman does an outstanding job as Mandela, actually spending time with the South African leader in studying for his part.

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The Informant! Blu-Ray

As the cover states, “Matt Damon is The Informant”, a sly comedy with another brilliant performance from Damon.  Having conquered the action thriller, Damon turns to witty comedy in this true tale of Mark Whitacre, the highest ranking corporate whistleblower in U.S. history.  Whitacre contacts the FBI about price fixing in the corn industry, which sends in FBI agent (Scott Bakula) to investigate.  Bakula convinces Whitacre to start recording the deals that are to be made  but soon discovers there is a lot more to the story then Whitacre has told him.  The comedy of this film builds as we discover bit by bit what Whitacre and others are up to.   The comedy is subtle but witty and this film will stand up to more than a few viewings. Continue reading

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , | Leave a comment