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DVD Talk reviews for Thursday, January 17th, 2019
 
<div style="font-weight:bold;font-size:15px">Highly Recommended</div><blockquote><table><tr><td valign="top"><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=73596"><img src="http://images.dvdtalk.com/covers/B07DKRPFY8.jpg" border="0" style="margin-right:5px;margin-bottom:5px" align="left" /></a><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=73596"><strong>Bad Times At The El Royale (Blu-ray)</strong></a><br /><small>by Ryan Keefer</small><hr /><span class="rss:item"> <p><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=73596"> </a><b>The Movie:</b><br><p>Putting a bunch of recognizable actors into a fairly limited area and seeing the dialogue and experiences that come out of it generally prove to make for an entertaining story. And coming into <I>Bad Times at El Royale</I>, there wasn't much I knew about the film, but the cast looked intriguing enough to the point that hopefully, the story met the level of the actor attraction.</p><p>Written and directed by Drew Goddard (<a href="https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/72360/cabin-in-the-woods-4k-ultra-hd-the/">The Cabin in the Woods</a>), the El Royale is a hotel known for its location that straddles the California and Nevada border in 1969. The film follows a priest named Daniel Flynn (Jeff Bridges, <a href="https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/71515/hell-or-high-water/">Hell or High Water</a>), an aspiring soul singer named Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo, <I>Widows</I>), an abrasive young w...<a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=73596">Read the entire review &raquo;</a></p></p></b></i> </span></td></tr><tr><td valign="top"><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=73595"><img src="http://images.dvdtalk.com/covers/ts1543438381.jpg" border="0" style="margin-right:5px;margin-bottom:5px" align="left" /></a><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=73595"><strong>Succession: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)</strong></a><br /><small>by Justin Remer</small><hr /><span class="rss:item"> <p><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=73595"> </a><p><b>The Show: </b><br><center> <br><em><small>NOTE: The images accompanying this review are promotional stills that do not represent the quality of the Blu-ray under review</em></small></center></p><p><em>Succession</em> is a dysfunctional family comedy-drama set against the backdrop of a corporate multimedia empire on the verge of collapse. Publicized as being "from" the show's pilot director, Adam McKay, in his much-ballyhooed (and Oscar-winning) Serious Style, as seen in <em><a href="https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/70389/big-short-the/" target="_blank">The Big Short</em></a> and <em>Vice</em>, <em>Succession</em>'s key vision clearly belongs to Jesse Armstrong, who co-created the oddball sitcom <em><a href="https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/17192/peep-show-series-1/" target="_blank">Peep Show</...<a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=73595">Read the entire review &raquo;</a></p></p></b></i> </span></td></tr></table></blockquote>


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