Film and Television Reviews

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Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review
Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review   Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  5/24/2010 8:52 PM EDT
The fourth, and at this point, I would hope the final chapter in the Shrek saga gives us Shrek Forever After. Shrek is the CGI Ogre from Dreamworks who originally made fun of the Disney franchises and gave us a crude, tough (if only cartoonishly), lovable lout of a main character. The first Shrek movie was an outside-the-box experience; and after t... Read More

Prison Break Digital HD Review
Prison Break: Season One Digital HD Review   Prison Break Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  5/24/2010 10:10 AM EDT
Prison Break is a fairly straightforward idea: an innocent man is imprisoned due to a large and unlikely political conspiracy, and sentenced to die. His brother, a genius structural engineer, tries to free him legally, but then finally decides to get arrested in order to break his brother out from the inside. The brother, a brooding Wentworth Mille... Read More

Robin Hood Theatrical Review
Robin Hood Theatrical Review   Robin Hood Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/16/2010 1:18 AM EDT
This latest adaptation of Robin Hood is quite careful in the way in which it connects itself to the traditional legend.  The dénouement serves as a sort of origin story for the Robin Hood of legend, and it is fairly believable in its inevitability, both as legend and as the natural outcome of the preceding events, that it well rewards t... Read More

Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review
Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review   Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/15/2010 10:38 AM EDT
I have a weakness for the cross-genre "interconnecting vignettes" conceit that crops up from time to time in movies.  I count Love, Actually among my favorite romcoms, and Magnolia sits somewhere in my seven favorite films of all time.  But I dare not compare Valentine's Day to that magnificent film, nor the many lesser but stil... Read More

Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review
Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review   Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  5/9/2010 9:39 AM EDT
Iron Man 2 was a bit of a hard sell. I very much liked the first one, but what I liked about it was the general sense of joy that Downey brought to the role. In Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark, billionaire weapons dealer, who is captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan and then builds himself a suit of high-tech armor so he can escape. ... Read More

Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review   Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/5/2010 8:48 PM EDT
In the beginning she appears in one of those sorts of home movies that you know no real parent ever takes of their children.  It is the sort of Hollywood home movie that depicts a pure frivolity and innocence, to contrast with the moment to come in which the parent, and we by proxy, lose these things.  I assume she is already dead, and we... Read More

The Blind Side Theatrical Review
The Blind Side Theatrical Review   The Blind Side Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  5/5/2010 7:54 PM EDT
Hollywood was literally hit in its "blind side" when the unassuming, rags to riches sports story "The Blind Side" was released in fall of 2009. A powerhouse, Oscar worthy performance by Sandra Bullock (Best Actress) increased the buzz surrounding the film and the demographic of people who might otherwise have skipped the film en... Read More

Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review
Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review   Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  5/5/2010 7:19 PM EDT
Warner Brothers has now fully jumped into digital video distribution using iTunes -- This time out, its Dr. Zhivago, the 1965 romance/war drama that now comes to your computer via the Internet. The movie itself is definitely a classic! It takes place just before and during the Russian Bolshevik revolution and involves a sprawling love story over th... Read More

Tooth Fairy DVD Review
Tooth Fairy DVD Review   Tooth Fairy DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/3/2010 9:05 AM EDT
The former wrestlers, The Rock, now known as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is back this year staring in the family comedy, The Tooth Fairy, by 20th Century Fox. Dwayne Johnson stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around -- until he is sentenced to one week's hard labor as the world's most unlikely tooth fairy! ... Read More

A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review   A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/3/2010 12:07 AM EDT
Freddy Krueger.  Is a killer.  Who kills people in their dreams.  With knives attached to his fingers. I apologize if I am spoiling the surprise for anyone, but I think it's important to be familiar with these facts, long embedded they may be in popular culture, should you choose to see last Friday's remake of horror classic A Ni... Read More

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