Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Eric English

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Cedar Rapids Blu-ray Review
Cedar Rapids   Cedar Rapids Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  06/28/2011 11:09 AM EDT
The Ed Helms vehicle "Cedar Rapids" makes its way to your big screen with the Blu-Ray release of the "Super Awesome Edition." One may be asking themselves Ed who? You know him from The Office and as the strait shooter Stu from The Hangover 1 and 2. Helms essentially reprises his role from The Hangover here as the conservative na... Read More

Hall Pass Blu-ray Review
Hall Pass   Hall Pass Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  06/13/2011 10:23 AM EDT
The idea of marriage is always a funny topic to discuss especially through the medium of film. That is the subject behind Hall Pass, the latest film from the directing team of the Farrelly brothers. The movie follows the exploits of Rick and Fred, played by Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, who are two friends that receive "hall passes" fro... Read More

X-Men: First Class Theatrical Review
X-Men: First Class   X-Men: First Class Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  06/04/2011 11:58 AM EDT
The X-Men films were among the first of the comic book film adaptations that introduced the average person to the world of the comic book. The first, which was directed by Bran Singer, was a critical and box office success especially considering it was essentially one long introduction to the all of the main characters and events. Not long after th... Read More

Gulliver's Travels Blu-ray Review
Gulliver's Travels   Gulliver's Travels Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  04/29/2011 9:29 AM EDT
December 2010's Gulliver's Travels starring Jack Black (School Of Rock) comes to Blu-ray and DVD this April based loosely on the classic novel by Jonathan Swift, the film takes many liberties with its source material, and really the two are intended for completely different audiences.  Though certainly a a family film, and one that you'll ... Read More

Water for Elephants Theatrical Review
Water for Elephants   Water for Elephants Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  04/23/2011 9:54 PM EDT
Water for Elephants stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon as two people who find love amidst the Great Depression while working for a traveling circus. The movie is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Sara Gruen and directed by Francis Lawrence.Pattinson plays Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary student looking forward to starting his career. Tra... Read More

The Conspirator Theatrical Review
The Conspirator   The Conspirator Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  04/17/2011 9:53 AM EDT
It is rare to find someone who doesn't know the story about the assassination of President Lincoln. It is part of our early education in history; we learned how he helped end the civil war and slavery. But like all historical fact, there is always more to be learned. This is the point of the new film The Conspirator starring James McAvoy, Robin... Read More

Season of the Witch Theatrical Review
Season of the Witch   Season of the Witch Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  01/09/2011 7:44 PM EDT
There are always a few movies that come out and make you wonder, "How did this get made?" Season of the Witch is that kind of movie. It opens with a hanging of three women who are accused of witchcraft. They try to convince the priest of the their innocence and of course he wont hear it. Afterwards the priest attempts to read the wom... Read More

The Warrior's Way Theatrical Review
The Warrior's Way   The Warrior's Way Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  12/05/2010 6:39 PM EDT
There are a lot of good Kung-Fu movies out there and there are a lot of bad Kung-Fu movies out there. The Warrior's Way is one of those movies that could fall somewhere in the middle of those ranges depending on your point of view.The movie opens with the Yang, played by Dong-gun Jang, who is a legendary assassin/swordsman working for an obviou... Read More

Marmaduke Blu-ray Review
Marmaduke   Marmaduke Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  09/15/2010 10:02 AM EDT
Based on the long running newspaper comic strip of the same name "Marmaduke" came to the big screen as a live action/computer animated film in the summer of 2010. Surrounding the story of a Great Dane named Marmaduke and the antics of dealing with his size and less than average intelligence, the one panel strip has been running since the ... Read More

Lost DVD Review
Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season   Lost DVD Review
(Eric English)  08/30/2010 10:32 AM EDT
The culmination of ABC's television Juggernaut, LOST, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray with the release of 6th and final season of the iconic series. Though , according to ratings, many had already jumped shipped by the time is was aired, those who remained were treated to the best of the LOST mythos and finally learned all the secrets of the Island. If ... Read More