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  • Title: The Blacklist – Season Three
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The Blacklist - The Complete Third SeasonThe Third Season of The Blacklist ends Elizabeth Keen‘s (Megan Boone) role as an FBI agent. Beginning as a fugitive and ending as an asset, Keen’s world will continue to be turned upside down by Raymond Reddington (James Spader) who works to clear Lizzie’s name, protect her unborn child, and avenge her after her “death.”

Highlights of the season include tracking down a negotiator (Tony Shalhoub) manipulating two crime families, the trial of Elizabeth Keen, the wedding, Red’s trip down memory lane, an impostor claiming to be the real Reddington, Famke Janssen‘s introduction as Susan Hargraves, and the reveal of the identity (and his connection to Liz) of the man obsessed with finding Elizabeth and her daughter.

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Blindspot – The Complete First Season

by Alan Rapp on August 4, 2016

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  • Title: Blindspot – Season One
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Blindspot - The Complete First SeasonBurdened with a bizarre premise, Blindspot is a show that just never quite clicked for me. Opening with an amnesiac woman covered in tattoo clues to crimes which may or may not have happened yet who was found and taken in by the FBI, the First Season followed Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) and her FBI best bud Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) to solve crimes by the timely deciphering of her tattoos all the while Weller is convinced Jane is a missing friend from his childhood (despite being told medically she couldn’t possibly be Taylor Shaw early in the season).

Devolving into conspiracy, Weller’s dysfunctional relationships, betrayal, and secrets the show’s writers have no intention of revealing anytime soon, Blindspot floundered through such an unremarkable First Season I’m actually surprised the show got picked up for a sophomore season. Collected on DVD and Blu-ray, extras include commentary for the Pilot, deleted scenes, and eight featurettes on the show, the cast, the tattoos, and more.

[Warner Home Video, Blu-ray $54.97 / DVD $49.99]

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Doc Hollywood

by Alan Rapp on August 3, 2016

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  • Title: Doc Hollywood
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Doc Hollywood1991’s Doc Hollywood is one of Michael J. Fox‘s better feature films that doesn’t involve a time-traveling DeLorean. On his way to Los Angeles to begin a promising career as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Stone (Fox) runs into trouble in a small southern town where he’s sentenced by the local judge (Roberts Blossom) to hours of community service at the town’s hospital. Initially resistant to the situation, Stone eventually becomes enamored with the town’s charms – particularly those of the ambulance driver Lou (Julie Warner).

Doc Hollywood is a simple big city vs. small town story that Cars accomplishes with far more flair, but the supporting cast is strong (David Ogden Stiers, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda), and Fox and Warner are good together on-screen providing the chemistry needed to make the story work.

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Season Five
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Person of Interest - The Complete Fifth SeasonPerson of Interest‘s final season focuses on the the war between The Machine and Samaritan. Highlights of the shortened season include an entire episode revolving around the virtual reality nightmare a captured Shaw (Sarah Shahi) has been forced to live, Finch‘s (Michael Emerson) struggle to get his machine up and running, Root (Amy Acker) spending some time on conspiracy theory radio, the season premiere, Reese (Jim Caviezel) working to save a number targeted by the CIA without alerting his old boss that he’s still alive, the return of Elias (Enrico Colantoni), Finch’s plan to destroy Samaritan, preventing an outbreak, the team crashing a wedding, the return of The Voice, a mission in Washington D.C., and the heartwrenching 100th episode and series finale – both of which say farewell to beloved characters.

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1986 – Flight of the Navigator

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2016

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  • Title: Flight of the Navigator
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Flight of the NavigatorOn or around this day 30 years ago Disney’s Flight of the Navigator flew into theaters. The live-action sci-fi film starred Joey Cramer as a normal 12 year-old boy abducted by an alien spacecraft and returned to Earth eight years later without having aged a day to the confusion his parents (Cliff De Young and Veronica Cartwright) and once younger (now older) brother (Matt Adler). NASA grows interested in David (Cramer) as well when a medical examination links the boy to a recently crashed spaceship.

Flight of the Navigator is you typical all-ages Disney adventure. It does boast quite a few recognizable faces in supporting roles including WKRP‘s Howard Hesseman as the lead NASA scientist studying the spacecraft, Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reubens as the voice of the alien craft, and Sarah Jessica Parker as a NASA intern.

Telepathically linked to the ship, David helps it escape government control and begina to understand just what happened to him, why the ship’s artificial intelligence (named Max) needs his help, and how he ended up back home eight years too late.

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