Film and Television Reviews

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Deliverance Blu-ray Review
Deliverance   Deliverance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/28/2012 11:27 AM EST
This is the weekend they didn't play golf. That's the tag line for a film that has seared itself into the minds of  a generation of fans. Deliverance has lasted for over three decades as lesson one of a Northerner's introduction to the South. Showing the backwoods and a laid back lifestyle, almost to the point of being inbred, thos... Read More

Wilfred Blu-ray Review
Wilfred: The Complete First Season   Wilfred Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/28/2012 11:15 AM EST
Series co-creator and co-star Jason Gann describes Wilfred as "Donnie Darko meets Russell Crowe on a bender." That gets you at least halfway there. The show, which is based on Gann's Australian TV comedy of the same name, revolves around the old imaginary friend/talking animal conceit of Mr. Ed and the Jimmy Stewart classic Harvey wit... Read More

Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review
Wrath of the Titans   Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/27/2012 10:00 AM EST
Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans arrived to negative reviews, divided audiences, and set off a much discussed 3D. Warner cleaned house for the sequel. New director, new screenwriters, new beasties, and a leaner, meaner tale. But is this version/sequel any better? In some ways, yes -- the performances are certainly better, the dialogue shar... Read More

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/23/2012 6:52 PM EST
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter": Those four words, strung together in that order, sound like a lot of fun, don't they? It's a totally ridiculous premise, this notion that the 16th U.S. president lived a whole other secret life, prowling about at night, seeking out bloodsuckers. But it's a creative one, and it should have prov... Read More

Brave Theatrical Review
Brave   Brave Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/22/2012 1:42 PM EST
The latest feature from cinema Juggernaut Pixar is  Brave and while visually it is everything we've come to expect from that think-tank of geniuses it might disappoint many loyal fans. This marks the 13th animated feature from the world's most consistently successful film company and the first (for them)  set in that version ... Read More

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World   Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  06/22/2012 8:36 AM EST
Usually with a disaster movie you follow the main characters as they fight for survival.  In this case, we have something different: there is no hope for survival.  What would you do?  Would you party like its 1999?  Would you loot?  Would you continue about your daily life?  Would you spend it with your family?  ... Read More

Project X Blu-ray Review
Project X   Project X Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/21/2012 9:09 AM EST
Morally vapid. Those are the words that come to mind when analyzing this movie. Producer Todd Phillips and director Nima Nourizadeh's Project X is a wasteland; a vast empty desert prowled by self-destructive teenagers consuming anything and everything that will bring them to the brink of death.  Adults who find humor in underage drinking a... Read More

Rock of Ages Theatrical Review
Rock of Ages   Rock of Ages Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  06/14/2012 9:43 AM EST
The raw edge of 1980's rock music, mixed liberally with the associated lingo, leads to a fun-packed, two hours of movie fun in the form of Rock of Ages. It should have you singing along to a whole host of recognizable hits that have stood the test of time.Based on the hit Broadway show, the movie follows wannabe singers Sherrie (Julianne Hough) and... Read More

That's My Boy Theatrical Review
That's My Boy   That's My Boy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/13/2012 4:45 PM EST
Coming off a dismal outing with Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler releases his newest comedy That's My Boy trying to reconnect to his fans.  Partnering up with Andy Samberg and going old school he makes the film a hit. The very funny story builds during each act leading to a very humorous ending. The silly little plot goes like this; w... Read More

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/13/2012 9:12 AM EST
With the element of surprise now a distant memory, the "Sherlock Holmes" franchise elects a threatening route of sleuthing to entice fans back into the realm of mystery. Although never grim, "A Game of Shadows" dials down the sometimes absurdity that defined the 2009 blockbuster, a quality that did an amazing job clearing away t... Read More

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