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Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas: Live from Dublin, a review by Danae Cassandra

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas: Live from Dublin
Year of Release: 2013
Directed By: Russell Thomas
Starring:  Susan McFadden, Lisa Lambe, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Máiréad Nesbitt
Genre: Music

The concert features timeless holiday favorites (Silent Night, I'll Be Home for Christmas, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Joy To The World) with the group's signature Celtic Woman flair under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated Music Director, David Downes. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS- LIVE FROM DUBLIN is a visual and aural feast under the direction of Russell Thomas and filmed at Dublin's Helix Theatre. Complimented by Ireland's finest musicians comprised of a 36 piece orchestra and 40-member Philharmonic Choir, this large-scale one-hour production promises a festive and moving celebration of music to be cherished by generations. The Blu-ray also features 15 minutes of bonus material of intimate, acoustic performances to Away In A Manger, The Christmas Song, In The Bleak Midwinter and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

My Thoughts:
This is another lovely concert from Celtic Woman. I love Máiréad Nesbitt's fiddle. If I miss some of the members from 2007's Christmas Celebration, and if I do still like that one just a wee bit more, the new members also have beautiful voices. Recommended if you've enjoyed their music before, or just enjoy carols.

Bechdel Test: N/A
Mako Mori Test: N/A

Overall: 3.5/5

(From Christmas 2016 on December 16th, 2016)

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Alien Nation, a review by addicted2dvd


Title: Alien Nation
Year: 1988   
Director: Graham Baker
Rating: R   
Length: 90 Min.
Video:  Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:  English DD Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish & Closed Captioned

James Caan as Matthew Sykes
Mandy Patinkin as Sam Francisco
Terence Stamp as William Harcourt

Thought-provoking, witty and entertaining, this action-packed blend of science fiction and police drama finds Los Angeles the new home of 300,000 humanoid extraterrestrials. When a gang of these Newcomers kills a police detective's (James Caan) partner, he sets out to solve the crime with his new partner (Mandy Patinkin) – the L.A.P.D.'s first Newcomer detective. But the unlikely pair soon uncover a far more dangerous threat to society.

- Featurette
- Making-Of
- Alien Nation Theatrical Trailer
- 3 Alien Nation TV Spots
- Bonus Trailers: The Abyss, Aliens, Enemy Mine, Independence Day, Zardoz

My Thoughts:
This release of Alien Nation is a 2 disc boxset along with the movie Enemy Mine. This is the first time in years since I seen this movie. I remembered enjoying it when I first watched it. But I have to admit... I forgot just how much I enjoyed this movie. It is a nice mixture of sci-fi, action and comedy all rolled together in a buddy cop movie. This DVD release has good quality... no complaints at all in that area. It has a nice small selection of extras... definitely better then some of the movies I have recently watched. But I would have liked to see a few more odds and ends thrown in. I would have loved to of seen a James Caan & Mandy Patinkin commentary... but it just wasn't meant to be.  But definitely a movie worth checking out if you never seen it.

(From Alien Nation on June 22nd, 2008)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom

     NewsRadio: Seasons One and Two (1995/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United States)
Length:658 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Off the airwaves and into your living room, Emmy®-winning NEWSRADIO arrives on DVD for the first time! Airing for five highly rated seasons (1995-1999), this audience favorite is a hilarious take on office politics at New York City's WNYX station. Spotlighting a stellar comic cast, including Phil Hartman ("Saturday Night Live"), Dave Foley ("Kids In The Hall"), and MTV's Andy Dick, NEWSRADIO is one of the most sharp-witted sitcoms ever, staffing its no-holds-barred station with a gallery of wildly memorable characters: on-air host Bill (Phil Hartman), anchor Catherine (Khandi Alexander, "C.S.I."), supervising producer Lisa (Maura Tierney, "ER"), and handyman Joe (Joe Rogan, "Fear Factor").

Digitally remastered, this three-disc set includes all seven episodes from the outrageous debut season, as well as all 22 episodes from the show's sophomore season.

Packed with enough laugh-out-loud moments to please long-time fans and new ones alike, NEWSRADIO: THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS, from Brad Grey and Bernie Brillstein, is still the talk of the town!

1.01 The Pilot
Writer: Paul Simms (Created By), Paul Simms (Writer)
Director: James Burrows
Cast: Dave Foley (Dave Nelson), Stephen Root (Jimmy James), Andy Dick (Matthew Brock), Maura Tierney (Lisa Miller), Vicki Lewis (Beth), Ella Joyce (Catherine Duke), Phil Hartman (Bill McNeal), Kurt Fuller (Ed), Greg Lee (Rick), Wallace Langham (Jeff), Beau Billingslea (The Security Guard)

A fun series with the great late Phil Hartman. Another great actor in this series is Stephen Root (Milton from Office Space) who plays the boss.


(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 13th, 2012)