Film and Television Reviews

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Arthur Blu-ray Review
Arthur Blu-ray Review   Arthur Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/21/2011 12:13 AM EST
For quite some time now, Hollywood has decided that the safe thing to do is remake a classic movie rather than try to come up with a new story.  This movie is exactly that - an almost exact remake (not shot by shot mind you like Psycho) of the classic Arthur starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli. With one big exception.  Arthur'... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/14/2011 8:57 AM EST
As you may remember, I ripped apart the last Harry Potter movie that I reviewed (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince).  Missing my opportunity to see Part 1 in the theatre, I had to jump at my chance to see the finale in the theater.  And I'm going to repeat what I tweeted shortly afterward here:  This movie is an emotional, a... Read More

Another Earth Theatrical Review
Another Earth Theatrical Review   Another Earth Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/10/2011 8:29 PM EST
Independent films rarely take on science-fiction.  Reason is because sci-fi films usually require lots of money for sets and effects.  On the other hand, having angsty conversations about your family is relatively cheap.  When the genre is tackled, I have often enjoyed the results mostly because they tend to be deconstructions or re-... Read More

Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review
Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review   Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 8:56 PM EST
Due to some issues in his personal life Nicholas Cage has been making some interesting choices when it comes to his acting career. The latest in these is Season of the Witch, a fantasy adventure starring the aforementioned Cage and Ron Pearlman.   The film opens with the execution of three women accused of being witches. All of the women insis... Read More

The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review
The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review   The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 8:55 PM EST
The trick with most Kung Fu movies is that you don't know what to expect with each one. While for hard core enthusiasts every martial arts film has something appealing to them, the majority of the viewing audience tend to have a rough time with it. The latest addition to this genre is called The Warrior's Way.   The film stars Dong-gun Jang as... Read More

Zookeeper Theatrical Review
Zookeeper Theatrical Review   Zookeeper Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 1:36 PM EST
A majority of the time when you attend a kids movie you have a general idea what to expect, lots of literal jokes involving bodily functions, weird faces, and an overabundance of physical comedy. Zookeeper, the new film starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson is no exception.   James' character Griffin Keyes is your typical glass-half-full typ... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/07/2011 12:32 PM EST
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid children's series, by Jeff Kinney, has become an overnight success with young adult readers everywhere; so it was no surprise when 20th Century Fox released the first book in the series last year to cinema goers worldwide.  This year they continue in the series with the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.&n... Read More

Horrible Bosses Theatrical Review
Horrible Bosses Theatrical Review   Horrible Bosses Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/07/2011 10:55 AM EST
There comes a time in everyone's life when their current employment makes them feel as if he/she wants to stay in bed that day and/or fantasize about plotting the demise of the person at work who makes their life miserable. This July Warner Bros and New Line Cinema film allows you to live out your fantasies with the new comedy, Horrible Bosses, sta... Read More

Larry Crowne Theatrical Review
Larry Crowne Theatrical Review   Larry Crowne Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/04/2011 9:04 PM EST
The newest film from Tom Hanks is called Larry Crowne which is about a well-mannered middle aged man who finds himself the latest person on the unemployment line and what would at first seem to be a difficult transition winds up becoming a journey into a better life.   Larry Crowne (Hanks) is an employee of the fictional mega-store UMart. He i... Read More

Unknown Blu-ray Review
Unknown Blu-ray Review   Unknown Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  06/29/2011 9:34 AM EST
Imagine, if you will, that you just woke up in a hospital with no recollection of how you ended up there?  Furthermore, you are not in your native country, your wife doesn't recognize you, and no one believes you are you.  This is the scenario that Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson from Taken, and Batman Begins) is presented with in the ... Read More