Film and Television Reviews

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The Pyramid Digital HD Review
The Pyramid   The Pyramid Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/23/2015 3:20 PM EDT
Modern cinema's fascination with ancient Egypt and mummies can be traced back to 1932 and the release of The Mummy from Universal Studios starring Boris Karloff. Now, 20th Century Fox and Silvatar Media release The Pyramid to the world in Digital HD.Taking it's cues from other "found footage" films, the film follows a group of arc... Read More

Taken 3 Digital HD Review
Taken 3   Taken 3 Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/07/2015 10:28 AM EDT
The original Taken film released in 2008 was a sleeper hit for 20th Century Fox and Europa Corp. It followed the story of Ex-covert operative, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson; Non-Stop, Unknown), trying to recover his daughter who had been kidnapped while in Paris. The film primarily worked because of the audience familiarity of a father trying to pr... Read More

Exodus: Gods and Kings Digital HD Review
Exodus: Gods and Kings   Exodus: Gods and Kings Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/13/2015 8:29 AM EDT
We all know the story of Moses. Born a slave, grew up in the home of the Egyptian Pharaoh and eventually led the Jewish people out of slavery.   If you are over the age of thirty you can remember watching Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur) playing the role in The Ten Commandments.  Now Director Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Alien) has created his... Read More

The Maze Runner Digital HD Review
The Maze Runner   The Maze Runner Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/09/2014 9:51 PM EDT
With the plethora of young adult science fiction novels being snatched up by every studio in creation and turned into films, it is hard to disseminate the few good ones from the many bad ones. This holiday season 20th Century Fox introduces film lovers to another one of these films, The Maze Runner, based on the novel by James Dashner, on iTunes Di... Read More

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Digital HD Review
How To Train Your Dragon 2   How To Train Your Dragon 2 Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/28/2014 12:12 PM EDT
In today's world of animated movies, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is an anomaly.  There are no princesses or catchy tunes to sign along to and the plot actually makes some sense.  And while there is still an element of fantasy, it doesn't overwhelm the story. When we return to Berk for this latest installment, there is peace and harmon... Read More

X-Men: Days of Future Past Digital HD Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past   X-Men: Days of Future Past Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/29/2014 4:21 PM EDT
In our world of instant gratification, you no longer need to wait for your favorite movies to come out on Blu-ray.  While "X Men: Days of Future Past" will hit stores on October 14, 2014, the movie is already available for purchase on iTunes and other digital download outlets.  With special features and excellent video and audio... Read More

47 Ronin Digital HD Review
47 Ronin   47 Ronin Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/02/2014 2:09 PM EDT
"47 Ronin" has received its fair share of press due to its runaway costs and missed released dates. Branded a troubled production, it's with some relief to report that the feature is not a mess, just misguided in a manner familiar to moviegoers who've previously been subjected to the runaway ambition of a first-time director with access t... Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness Digital HD Review
Star Trek Into Darkness   Star Trek Into Darkness Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/27/2013 1:00 PM EDT
I was completely swept away by the 2009 reinvention of "Star Trek". Director J.J. Abrams approached an impossible creative challenge with startling confidence, restoring awe to a brand name that had lost its way while removing the need to be slavish to Gene Roddenberry's original creation as it paved the way for its own universe of alien ... Read More

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Digital HD Review
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters   Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/20/2013 10:32 AM EDT
"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" aspires to be cheeky entertainment, sold with a wink and a fist to the face with plenty of ghouls, trolls, and horrible humans to populate a carnival atmosphere of genre delights. However, despite a colorful presentation, the movie fails to raise much hell, insisting on a flat tone of tedious storytell... Read More

Jack Reacher Digital HD Review
Jack Reacher   Jack Reacher Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/29/2013 9:50 AM EDT
"Jack Reacher" is a different film than you would expect. It's a different film than many will be expecting, with the possible exception of those already engrossed in the Jack Reacher books by author Lee Child, but even the fanatics might be puzzled by a few of the new details required to turn a page-turner into a Tom Cruise starring vehi... Read More



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