Film and Television Reviews

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review   The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/27/2015 4:15 PM EDT
I know the saying is "third time's a charm",  but, for  Fox Searchlight, it seems to be the second go around is charming, or at least just as charming, as the first.  The surprise hit of 2012 is back, along with the entire cast, for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.   Starring some of Britain's most talented ... Read More

The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review
The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review   The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/23/2015 3:15 PM EDT
Anyone expecting Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) to veer from his tried and true method of romantic story telling would be sorely disappointed with The Longest Ride.  As is Sparks' M.O., once again, there are multi-generational love stories, tragedy, heartbreak, and ultimately, a happy ending.  While slightly more interesting than Sparks' ... Read More

X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut) Blu-ray Review   X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/23/2015 10:54 AM EDT
I have a great idea for a new drinking game. Every time you spot a difference from the original X-Men: Days of Future Past to the new Rogue cut, take a shot!  With 30 more minutes of footage you will surely be drunk long before Magneto (Michael Fassbender; Inglourious Basterds) shoots Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence; The Hunger Games) in the leg.S... Read More

The Strain Blu-ray Review
The Strain: Season 1 - The Premium Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review   The Strain Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/30/2015 4:06 PM EDT
Nowadays, vampire television, films and series are a dime a dozen; but, when someone like director Guillermo del Toro puts his name on something, it causes one to pause and pay attention. Such is the case with The Strain, the new series by FX and Guillermo del Toro, based on the trilogy of books written by del Toro and Chuck Hogan.This ne... Read More

The Gunman Blu-ray Review
The Gunman Blu-ray Review   The Gunman Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/30/2015 9:21 AM EDT
Heading to Blu-ray and DVD on June 30, 2015, The Gunman reminds us that the sins of our past will always come back to haunt us.  Starring Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Jasmine Trinca(Honey), and Javier Bardem (Skyfall), it is a look into the world and politics of mining in the Congo, the civil unrest that ensued and the fall out of... Read More

Get Hard Blu-ray Review
Get Hard Blu-ray Review   Get Hard Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/30/2015 8:32 AM EDT
I don't think Will Ferrell (Elf, Anchorman) is funny. Yes, I said it…he isn't funny. I know I'm opening myself up for lots of hate mail with that statement but in my defense I give you exhibit A – Get Hard (coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 30, 2015).Ferrell plays Harvard educated investment Banker James King.  He has eve... Read More

Run All Night Blu-ray Review
Run All Night Blu-ray Review   Run All Night Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/16/2015 4:42 PM EDT
A few months have past, which means it is time for another Liam Neeson (Taken, The Grey) action film to come out on Blu-ray/Digital HD. This time around, it is a film titled Run All Night starring Ed Harris (The Rock, The Abyss), Joel Kinnaman (Robocop,Suicide Squad), and Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil, Jurassic World ), directing... Read More

McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review
McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review   McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/10/2015 12:38 PM EDT
If you've seen Lean On Me or Stand And Deliver, you've pretty much seen McFarland USA.  Impoverished students succeeding against the odds; encouraged by their teacher to achieve greatness despite their surroundings.  The difference here is merely the location – instead of inner-city ghettos,  McFarland,... Read More

The Duff Blu-ray Review
The Duff Blu-ray Review   The Duff Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/9/2015 2:01 PM EDT
Every high school movie has the usual cast of characters and The DUFF is no different.  There is Madison (Bella Thorne; Shake It Up, Blended) – the popular, beautiful, mean Homecoming queen, Wesley (Rob Amell; True Jackson VP) – the star quarterback that is friends with everyone but not especially bright, and Bianca (Mae Whitman; P... Read More

Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review
Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review   Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/2/2015 10:25 AM EDT
Jupiter Ascending, the latest science fiction film from the creators of The Matrix (the Wachowskis'), creates a world in which the rich are reincarnated, people are spliced with animal DNA, and human beings are processed for their life force to keep them young.Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis; Ted, Black Swan) has a boring, miserable life. ... Read More