Film and Television Reviews

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Cyrus DVD Review
Cyrus DVD Review   Cyrus DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/7/2010 10:38 PM EDT
The movie Cyrus focuses on the life of a man who has succumbed to the idea of being alone for the rest of his life. The man, John, played by John C Reilly was divorced from his wife over seven years ago and never truly accepted the idea of losing her nor has he really gotten over her. His nights are spent by himself searching the internet for "... Read More

The Warrior's Way Theatrical Review
The Warrior's Way Theatrical Review   The Warrior's Way Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  12/5/2010 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

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray Review   The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/5/2010 6:36 PM EDT
I did not have the privilege of seeing this movie when it was released in theatres last summer.  It was on my list of movies to see but things just didn't work out that way.  So I watched it for the first time on Blu-Ray when screening it for this review. This movie was marketed incorrectly – it was shown in the trailers as bei... Read More

Love & Other Drugs Theatrical Review
Love & Other Drugs Theatrical Review   Love & Other Drugs Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/1/2010 4:47 PM EDT
When going to see a movie you have certain expectations. If a film is billed as a comedy than you expect to have a laugh filled experience. The same can be said for the other genres as well. Sometimes there are movies that try to break the mold they are cast in; Love & Other Drugs is just such a movie.Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jamie Randall who wor... Read More

Faster Theatrical Review
Faster Theatrical Review   Faster Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/1/2010 3:23 PM EDT
Faster is a classic revenge tale combined with the simplicity of the grindhouse movies of the 70's. After a steady career in wrestling Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson moved on from that arena to pursue a life of acting. Surprisingly he actually has solid comedic timing which can be seen from his appearances on Saturday Night Live. Naturally bec... Read More

Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series Blu-ray Review   Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  11/21/2010 7:48 PM EDT
Perhaps the most difficult question to answer about Doctor Who, despite its 31-and-counting television seasons of storytelling, is "What is Doctor Who about?"  The reductionist approach, "It's about an alien who travels through time in his blue box with some companions and has adventures", though literally accurate, is ... Read More

The Next Three Days Theatrical Review
The Next Three Days Theatrical Review   The Next Three Days Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/20/2010 11:19 AM EDT
Russell Crowe has certainly been a name to draw in movie-goers. With films like Gladiator and 3:10 to Yuma under his belt we know that he has the acting chops to keep us locked in our seats. Paul Haggis has certainly become a name in the industry, writing such movies as Crash and Million Dollar Baby. Naturally when you find out that these two indiv... Read More

Mad Max Blu-ray Review
Mad Max Blu-ray Review   Mad Max Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  11/10/2010 10:42 PM EDT
You could suppose, if you so desired, that the grand construction of humanity's unique accomplishment, the abstract model of the universe, is nothing more than the same small set of ideas remixed and rearranged over and over.  Let us say there are seven original ideas, or perhaps 94, as it is with matter.  The number is really irrelevant ... Read More

Morning Glory Theatrical Review
Morning Glory Theatrical Review   Morning Glory Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/9/2010 12:04 PM EDT
Rachel McAdams first caught my attention with her performance in the films, Mean Girls, and Red Eye. She shows so much heart in her performances, and that quality continues to shine through in her latest film, "Morning Glory".However, Rachel McAdams, who plays Becky Fuller, isn't alone in creating a fun, lighthearted film. The cast also i... Read More

V Blu-ray Review
V: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   V Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/7/2010 2:45 PM EDT
For many, many years now Hollywood has been going back in time to remake films and TV shows for new audiences. Sometimes this works out but as most of you know that isn't always the case. The newest TV show to get the 21st century update is V, which originally aired in the 80's as a mini-series and went on to become a short lived television show. L... Read More