Film and Television Reviews

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The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review
The Dressmaker   The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/26/2016 9:33 PM EST
There are some stories of the past that are just epic. They tell a story,  they involve you in their character's life to the point where you are invested in the outcome and you don't even know its happening until the movie is over.  Finally, you let out your breath that you didn't even know you were holding.  In this vein... Read More

When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review
When The Bough Breaks   When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/26/2016 8:32 PM EST
Hollywood is full of real life stories of the husband running off with the nanny, or having an affair, and there have been several movies made similarly.  In fact, there have been movies made where the nanny becomes obsessed with the husband and it didn't end well for the nanny.  Screen Gems and Sony decided to put a little spin... Read More

31 Blu-ray Review
31   31 Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/20/2016 12:23 PM EST
Rob Zombie is synonymous with all things horror. Between his films, music, name and even his personal style, there doesn't seem to be a side of him that doesn't delve into the macabre.  Zombie has released eight films, all horror, and the latest of these releases is 31.This movie was a bit of a change for Zombie as it actually used cro... Read More

Hellraiser Blu-ray Review
Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy   Hellraiser Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  12/19/2016 10:28 AM EST
I'm not much of a gambling man but I'd take the safe bet and say that if you're reading this review, you're a Clive Barker/Hellraiser fan.  I will even go further and venture a guess, you're either debating the purchase of the Scarlet Box or you have already taken the plunge and you want to see what our thoughts are on the ... Read More

Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review
Ben-Hur   Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/12/2016 9:17 PM EST
Ben-Hur – the title alone conjures up images of excellence in literature and filmmaking.  In 1880, the novel was published with modest success originally but became more popular when it was recommended reading by Clergy.  Then, in 1925, it was made into a silent film and also became successful.  In 1959, it was once again reima... Read More

The BFG Blu-ray Review
The BFG   The BFG Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/03/2016 6:01 PM EST
The setting starts in an eerie looking orphanage on a dark, city street.  A little girl wrapped in a blanket talks about the witching hour when people go missing.  The brick buildings and cobblestone roads on a night when it's clearly rained, with a dark sky and birds flying overhead, set the stage for an impending dark and deep story... Read More

The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
The Wild Life   The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 4:58 PM EST
The Summit Entertainment (Twilight franchise, Divergent Franchise) distributed nWave Pictures production of The Wild Life (2016) is a continuation of the duo's joint venture into animation. While nWave Pictures concentrates on production of 3D/4D pictures, The Wild Life just doesn't compare to the Pixar and Disney anima... Read More

Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
Pete's Dragon   Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 12:03 PM EST
A young boy is in the car, reading his book in the back seat, out loud.  His dad is driving and his mom is helping him with the big words in the book.  Dad explains what an adventure is and then the car turns upside down and taking the little boy's world with it.   Beginning in 1977, the little boy, Pete, finds a strange fri... Read More

Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
Kubo and the Two Strings   Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/22/2016 4:08 PM EST
Stop motion animation seems to be a painstaking labor of love for those who attempt it.  While still incredibly time consuming, today's technology has made the process a little easier and has resulted in some amazing animation.  For Kubo and the Two Strings producers, that "labor of love" has taken five years to complete.  ... Read More

The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
The Jungle Book 3D Collector's Edition   The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/15/2016 10:34 AM EST
"Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities".  We all know and love the song and many of us remember the animated film that came out in 1967.  When Disney said they were going to make a live action version of the beloved cartoon, there were certainly skeptics who wondered how they were going to pull that off. &nb... Read More

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