Monday, May 22, 2017

'On The Road, Somewhere (Algun Lugar)' DVD Review

Our story is about three high school chums who have decided to travel the Dominican tropics. Hemingway (Victor Alfonso), Moises (Javier Grullon), and Oliver (Arnold Martinez) each have plans after graduation and the three friends just want to experience freedom before they go on to their individual futures. Hemingway is simply running away from his family and wants to be a writer. He is wanting to use their journey as a stepping stone to his writing. Moises will be going to school to become a civil engineer. He has a passion for photography and wants to use the journey as a swan song to the high school years. It's Oliver who is using the journey to tie up some loose ends in his life. His high school sweetheart is heading to New York and he's wanting to get to her hometown of Pedernales to say goodbye.
The three begin their travels in Oliver's station wagon but it's not the most trustworthy. It breaks down much along the way and eventually the young men are getting around anyway they can. Along the way they would pick up different people who needed rides and its makes for some interesting conversations. When the car finally can't move anymore the guys will hitch hike, use public transportation, and even simply ride a boat or walk to get where they need to go. It's along the way the young boys begin to become young men. They interact with some very interesting characters and each time they come away with something that makes them think about their individual directions they will be taking.
IndiePix Films brings this wonderful adventure to DVD on May 23rd, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is a must see for your viewing pleasure. This is the debut for filmmaker Guillermo Zouain and it is excellently done. This is a coming of age film that you simply will want to see over and over. So pick it up and put it into that personal library because the story is entertaining and the scenery is out of this world. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

'Martin Clunes' Islands Of Australia' DVD Review

Our wonderful star of 'Doc Martin' is out and about once again. That's right Martin Clunes is taking us on another adventure and this time it's to the Islands Of Australia. This three part series takes us down under to explore some of the 8,000 islands of Australia. Unfortunately, we only get to visit 16 of them but it's still a great journey.

Martin starts the journey off in the city of Sydney. He takes us to the infamous Norfolk Island where we explore some of the convict past that brought Australia to what it is today. Clunes' travels to the island of Tiwi where we get to see how the Aboriginal natives have lived for centuries. You know the fun part of this series is that Martin Clunes' is an excellent host. He interacts with everyone and makes you feel great while visiting some of the wonders of down under.

Clunes' travels to the wonderful island of Muirons and actually goes for a swim with the largest fish in the ocean. He travels to an island that is home to some of the deadliest snakes around. Carnac is a very interesting place to visit but to live there would be very dangerous. Martin travels to Maria Island where he meets up with scientists who are trying to save the Tasmanian Devils from extinction. They are making some headway but they have much more to do to help the devil.

Martin Clunes has become one of the best and most popular actors in the last few years in that everything he is involved in is pure gold. Athena brings this wonderful journey to DVD for us on May 16th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are fantastic. This is definitely a must for that personal library of yours, and will be one of your favorites to view from time to time. So don't waste any time and go pick up a copy today and enjoy 'Martin Clunes' Islands Of Australia'. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

'Rake Series 1' DVD Review

Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) is a brilliant lawyer. His practice is set up in Sydney, Australia. His brilliance is overshadowed by his self destructive personal life. He is constantly trying to dodge the debt collectors and the Tax man. What gets him in more trouble though are the women in his life. For instance, he has a big crush on a former prostitute by the name of Melissa "Missy" Partridge (Adrienne Pickering). Now Missy is studying to be a lawyer and helps Greene from time to time. Greene also has a thing for his best friend's wife Scarlet "Red" Engles. Barney Meagher (Russell Dykstra) is Greene's best friend and instructing solicitor. Greene sleeps with Scarlet but nothing really comes of it. What does take place is that it brings mega-tension between Barney and Greene.

Greene's clients are usually murderers, bigamists, and even some cannibals. Yes, that's right, cannibals. In the first episode Greene defends a Professor Murray for murder. He likes to eat his victims. In the third episode, Greene defends a bigamist named George Dana who just happens to be married to two women. In the fifth episode, Greene defends a Dr. Chandler who loves to have sex with the family dog.

Now, in the 'Rake Series 1' finale Greene defends Mick Corella who is charged with murder. One of the main reasons Greene defends this gentlemen is because he owes Mick a bunch of money over bad gambling debts. Rake is certainly not your usual lawyer series. This comedy- drama is one of the best coming out of Australia in some time. Greene is a smart cookie but his out of court experiences make you wonder how he survived at all.

Acorn brings this wonderful series to DVD on May 9th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are perfect. This will make a wonderful addition to that personal DVD library. Greene's charm and wit works so well in the courtroom but unfortunately it's what gets him into trouble when he's not working. Cleaver Greene will entertain and keep you glued to your seat and will definitely make you chuckle all the way through the story. Enjoy.