Film and Television Reviews

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/06/2012 8:42 AM EST
The British movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is not for everyone.  It's a mind-numbing film for audiences that crave an involving storyline, can deal with British accents and are into the underpinning of espionage that fueled The Cold War in the 1970's.  I am not a big fan of films like this one, but those who are into author John le Ca... Read More

Contagion Blu-ray Review
Contagion   Contagion Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2012 8:15 PM EST
Contagion, the latest from director Steven Soderbergh, really got under this reviewer's skin, and quite frankly that's what makes it such fun.Contagion is a lithe procedural that follows a deadly virus from patient zero through to epidemic and then containment. The whole chain of germs starts with Gwyneth Paltrow in Hong Kong and spreads out from t... Read More

Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review
Final Destination 5   Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2012 8:11 PM EST
The Final Destination movies are the closest we've gotten to those classic 80's horror film franchises. Where else can you find a group of movies that continue on without really advancing the film's main themes and ideas? The only reason the Final Destination movies exist is to showcase spectacularly gruesome demises of characters that neve... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Two   Archer Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/30/2011 10:13 PM EST
All you Archer lovers take heed, now on Blu-ray Archer: The Complete Season Two with every minute of the hilarious spy spoof unencumbered by those pesky commercials.  If you think season one was crude, you can bet the second season has more wild and wacky episodes that could embarrass a drunken sailor.  Archer is an adult animated, h... Read More

War Horse Theatrical Review
War Horse   War Horse Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2011 6:14 PM EST
Steven Spielberg adds another holiday film to the mix, but this one tends to skew higher on the age scale due the violence and cruelty.  The film called War Horse has a bountiful cast of good actors, a bold story and brilliant cinematography that sometimes seems ‘too' real.  Although targeted to young boys, the film gets a little to... Read More

We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
We Bought A Zoo   We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/22/2011 10:32 PM EST
The heartfelt drama We Bought A Zoo comes to town and it's for the whole family.  A true story perfect for the holiday season with an uplifting account that shows what one family can do to help a community while healing themselves.  I am a fan of this kind of film as it reminds us of the principles on which America is built, with dreams, ... Read More

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review
Rise of the Planet of the Apes   Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/22/2011 10:32 AM EST
"Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" on the surface appears to be a "throw away" summer film, a haphazardly thrown together money grab, grasping at nostalgia for its acclaimed predecessor.  Much like its storied roots, however the film will shock and awe with it's stunning plot twits and revelations only adding to the mytho... Read More

The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Review
The Adventures of Tintin   The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/21/2011 9:13 AM EST
Making the most of the animation called performance capture Steven Spielberg creates a wonderful kid adventure with The Adventures of Tintin.  The veritable rollercoaster ride of a film is even more spectacular in 3D.  Targeted at lads of any age and for good family fun, rush to see the full feature film The Adventures of Tintin. The... Read More

Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review
Dolphin Tale   Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/21/2011 8:38 AM EST
Dolphin Tale presents a staggering compilation of various cinematic clichés so transparent a kid could see through them. For a while, the film is so blandly average in said clichés that it nearly passes by as a simple bore. Then the third act kicks in and the onslaught becomes so incessant that by the end, it wouldn't be surprising if... Read More

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Theatrical Review
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo   The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/20/2011 7:42 PM EST
The mystery and suspense in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets menacing giving audiences an unsuspected thriller.  I liked this version over the foreign release of the movie in 2010 because it's in English, has Daniel Craig and the story moves along as it should, unencumbered by faulty direction.  For those who like a good detective dra... Read More

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