Film and Television Reviews

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps   Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/28/2010 10:49 AM EDT
Back in the 1980's Oliver Stone made a movie called Wall Street which was a social commentary of the way American business operated during that generation. The character of Richard Gekko (Michael Douglas) was a personification of that time and culture. His speech about greed being good perfectly encapsulated the thought process of that decade. Now ... Read More

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole   Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/28/2010 10:45 AM EDT
Legend of the Guardians is based on a book series of the same name. It is about a young owl named Soren who dreams of one day becoming a guardian of Ga'Hoole and fighting noble battles. Naturally these books were adapted into a movie. Directed by Zack Snyder of 300 fame, the trailers for the movie came off a bit difficult to translate if you weren'... Read More

You Again Theatrical Review
You Again   You Again Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/24/2010 10:36 AM EDT
It's good to see Kristen Bell getting work. I've liked her ever since Veronica Mars and her natural charisma lights up the screen when she's on it. When you throw in Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis (who play the 'grown ups' in the movie) you have a cast that ought to be solid gold. Unfortunately, it's not. "You Ag... Read More

Devil Theatrical Review
Devil   Devil Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/21/2010 10:29 PM EDT
A few years ago we saw the first of many M. Night Shyamalan movies, The Sixth Sense. That movie came out of left field and astounded audiences with the deep well of emotion from all the characters and also the final surprise ending. As time passed more movies from him cropped up and it seems as though he has become a one trick pony. His most recent... Read More

Chuck Blu-ray Review
Chuck: The Complete Third Season   Chuck Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  09/20/2010 7:06 PM EDT
There's nothing quite so compelling of excellence from humanity than impending doom.  From followers of Rapture theology, it breeds a love/hate relationship with apocalypse.  To corporate takeover specialists, it provides an effective tool to keep newly-acquired managers delivering profits for the new big brother.  What else can ... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy Season Two   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/20/2010 1:23 PM EDT
With Season 2 of the Sons of Anarchy we are back in the small (fictional) town of Charming where we see the Sons of Anarchy Season 2 gang as both the problem and the solution to violent crime.  This muscular, motor-cycle drama keeps its Shakespearian tragedy overtones as the group hurls towards bloody, self-destruction for another knuckle-biti... Read More

The Big Bang Theory Blu-ray Review
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Third Season   The Big Bang Theory Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/20/2010 11:26 AM EDT
Big Bang Theory could easily be a simple uninteresting show about four very smart but "nerdy" guys who lives in the same apartment building as a very attractive waitress. Initially that was what the show was about; the main character of Leonard (Johnny Galecki) had a large crush on the new girl next door, Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Most of the ... Read More

Easy A Theatrical Review
Easy A   Easy A Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/16/2010 10:51 PM EDT
In the spirit of such films as Sixteen Candles, Can't Buy Me Love, 10 Things I Hate About You, and 13 Going on 30, Screen Gems releases Easy A, starring Emma Stone on audiences this week.   Easy A premise is simple enough --  a modern-day telling of the Scarlet Letter. Olive (Emma Stone, SuperBad, Zombieland) is a simple high school stude... Read More

The American Theatrical Review
The American   The American Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/15/2010 10:27 AM EDT
It's fairly typical of Hollywood that once a certain genre of movie catches on we will begin to see similar types being pumped out over the next few years. At the moment we have the "assassin trained in every way possible" character. One of the first movies to really deliver in this area was The Bourne Identity in which a would-be killer ... Read More

Marmaduke Blu-ray Review
Marmaduke   Marmaduke Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  09/15/2010 10:02 AM EDT
Based on the long running newspaper comic strip of the same name "Marmaduke" came to the big screen as a live action/computer animated film in the summer of 2010. Surrounding the story of a Great Dane named Marmaduke and the antics of dealing with his size and less than average intelligence, the one panel strip has been running since the ... Read More