Film and Television Reviews

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Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review
Driving Miss Daisy   Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  01/15/2013 9:35 AM EDT
The touching and incredibly performed and directed Driving Miss Daisy has been released in Blu-ray for the first time and comes in a special 32 page hard cover book.  The film received 4 Academy awards including Best Picture at the Oscars in 1989. The film's not only a story of friendship, but a visit to the past covering the 1940s through the... Read More

House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
House at the End of the Street   House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/14/2013 8:22 AM EDT
As Hollywood anoints Jennifer Lawrence as the Next Big Thing, there's some unfinished business to tend to before she bathes in her "Hunger Games" franchise success or tastes Oscar glory with the praise for "Silver Linings Playbook," and its name is "House at the End of the Street." Shot before her stint as Katniss in &... Read More

Gangster Squad Theatrical Review
Gangster Squad   Gangster Squad Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/10/2013 10:22 AM EDT
Los Angeles relives it's gritty past in this fictional account of a real mob boss in Gangster Squad.  The violent crime film has an exceptional A-list cast with creative sets, period costumes and props that resemble the era, but the lifeless storyline just doesn't do it for me. The script with its over indulgence in Tommy gun fire, explosions,... Read More

Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review
Frankenweenie   Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  01/09/2013 8:06 AM EDT
Out on Disney Blu-Ray 3D is Tim Burton's latest stop motion animated film, Frankenweenie.  Born from his imagination, Frankenweenie is an updated full-length version of his short film of the same name – created at the beginning of his career shortly before he came into his own by directing Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.  The basic premise... Read More

Promised Land Theatrical Review
Promised Land   Promised Land Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/06/2013 8:00 PM EDT
Promised Land, Gus Van Sant's gentle but knowing natural gas drama, is concerned with the tension between long-term environmental costs and short-term financial gain. Set in small-town Pennsylvania and based on a story by Dave Eggers, the screenplay by co-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski aims for a moral complexity that pays as much attentio... Read More

Dredd Blu-ray Review
Dredd 3D   Dredd Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/04/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Outside of a small cult following, 2000 AD comic book character Judge Dredd was unknown in the United States until, back in 1995, Sylvester Stallone tried to bring the character mainstream with the Judge Dredd film. The thematic elements of the comic book series were toned down for mainstream audiences, alienating the characters fans.With the resur... Read More

Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
Zero Dark Thirty   Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/03/2013 10:47 PM EDT
This step-by-step insight into how the CIA found Osama Bin Laden and then blew him away is nicely produced, directed and acted.  I found the film involving, intriguing and then startling, playing out like a news story happening before my eyes. Even though you know the story from the media, you will be shocked with the finale of this nearly 3-h... Read More

Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review
Cosmopolis   Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2013 8:52 AM EDT
Around the world the financial markets are in serious turmoil. Hoping to increase his wealth, financial wiz Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) has started betting against the yuan, convinced that it is only a matter of time before the Chinese economy collapses. Much to his disappointment, however, the yuan has proved resilient and he has suffered serio... Read More

Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
Trouble With the Curve   Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/28/2012 11:24 AM EDT
Trouble with the Curve is a neat 'n tidy counterpoint to the much better film Moneyball, bemoaning the long lost art of baseball scouting over the cold, faceless statistics of major league number crunching. The movie's story offers gruff romanticism over game-changing mathematics. Family drama over closed door shake-ups. And a very differen... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/27/2012 11:22 PM EDT
Targeted toward young males, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days has a lot going for it including a very good cast, some very witty scenes and a romantic storyline that's just for kids. Now available in a Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD with Digital Copy, the movie may be good enough to have your youngsters put down their video games just long en... Read More


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