Film and Television Reviews

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Supernatural Blu-ray Review
Supernatural Season One   Supernatural Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/18/2010 12:35 AM EDT
It is a simple concept…we join the younger brother who is resentful of having his normal life taken away by the family “business”, and the older, more handsome brother, who fully embraces that same destiny, as they drive the great highways of America. They are on a road trip to fight supernatural evil. They are looking for anothe... Read More

Toy Story 3 Theatrical Review
Toy Story 3   Toy Story 3 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/17/2010 11:35 AM EDT
Demonstrating you cannot keep a good toy in the attic, Disney and Pixar are at it again with their summer animation film, Toy Story 3. They are toys, they talk, at least when people aren't around, and they are back celebrating the return of the "Toy Story" franchise – but this time they are in Disney Digital 3-D!  "Toy... Read More

When in Rome Blu-ray Review
When in Rome   When in Rome Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  06/15/2010 7:52 AM EDT
When in Romeabandons the two-way and three-way romantic structures typical of romantic comedies in favor of a six-way; official couple Beth (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Nick (Josh Duhamel, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Transformers) plus... Read More

The Karate Kid Theatrical Review
The Karate Kid   The Karate Kid Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/10/2010 11:22 PM EDT
The Karate Kid of 1984, featuring Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio, on which this remake is based, is a classic coming of age story, despite the principals' lack of familiarity with any of the vagaries of the martial arts they pretended to practice.  When I heard they were remaking it, I couldn't imagine why, but for the usual cynical reasons. Lea... Read More

Solitary Man Theatrical Review
Solitary Man   Solitary Man Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  06/10/2010 12:08 AM EDT
It is not so much that Ben (Michael Douglas, Wall Street, Falling Down) is alone, the thematic underpinning that the advertisements for Solitary Man would have you see in this film, as it is that there is so little foundation underlying the alliances and friendships he forges that they might as well not be there at all. Ben is competitive with his ... Read More

Marmaduke Theatrical Review
Marmaduke   Marmaduke Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  06/06/2010 11:24 PM EDT
Old Yeller this isn't. Which is mildly amusing as Old Yeller is playing on a television in one of the movie's scenes. That's how I would summarize this movie. Mildly amusing. There are a few funny parts but this movie can't decide if it should be a canine comedy, like Beethoven, or a serious movie. Marmaduke is based on the newspaper comic strip of... Read More

Caddyshack DVD Review
Caddyshack   Caddyshack DVD Review
(Stephen Compall)  06/01/2010 9:19 AM EDT
I am by no means biased against the "zany" genus of comedy. The Airplane! movies and Hot Shots! movies I consider classic films among any form, and Mel Brooks's Robin Hood: Men in Tights I still consider on a level with the recent Robin Hood, as good as I may have granted that.These films, however, cloak their zaniness in an alternate... Read More

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Theatrical Review
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time   Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/28/2010 12:10 AM EDT
Summer 2010 started off with a bang two weeks ago with Iron Man 2 smashing its way onto the silver screen, and this Memorial Day continues the summer blockbuster streak with Disney's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure, s... Read More

Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review
Shrek Forever After   Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/24/2010 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   Prison Break Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/24/2010 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