Film and Television Reviews

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The Princess and the Frog Theatrical Review
The Princess and the Frog   The Princess and the Frog Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/15/2009 6:24 PM EDT
After a five year hiatus, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the next hand-drawn animated feature, The Princess and the Frog. Based on the classic tale of the Frog Prince, this story is set in New Orleans in the 1920s, and has a twist on the original story.   The princess of this story isn't a princess at all. Tiana is our &q... Read More

Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian DVD Review
Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian   Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/08/2009 11:25 PM EDT
The follow-up to the 2006 "Night at the Museum" reunites Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson for approximately the ninth or tenth time, and Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon for the second time (Bill and Ted was the first). In this franchise, an ancient Egyptian artifact brings the exhibits to life and imbues them with some semblance of their historic... Read More

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: New Moon   The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/01/2009 9:46 PM EDT
New Moon is one of those movies for which the plot is almost superfluous. If you are a fan of Twilight, you more or less know it. If you are not, you probably do not care.  However, for form's sake, I will sum it up. New Moon comes in as the second installment in the Twilight, the Stephanie Meyer series. It is about a love ... Read More

Planet 51 Theatrical Review
Planet 51   Planet 51 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/30/2009 9:17 PM EDT
Modern animation has benefited from two relatively recent technologies -- cheap computer animation and 3D. While the latter could be considered a gimmick (especially if the glasses give you a headache or you can't stand how they darken the colors), it is clear that people are taking animated kids' movies pretty seriously. My 40-year-ol... Read More

Shorts Blu-ray Review
Shorts   Shorts Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/29/2009 11:17 AM EDT
These days their are so many “kid-friendly” films released that it is hard to decide which ones to spend your hard-earned money on. One such release this year, Shorts, by director Robert Rodriquez (Spy Kids, Sin City), falls into this category; and it is definitely one of this year’s top. In the little town of Black Falls, ev... Read More

Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review
Chasing Amy   Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/25/2009 6:28 PM EDT
Being a 1997 movie, I am going to assume it is past its expiration date and speak about what I thought of it and discuss the plot.   If you are not familiar with Kevin Smith's work or Chasing Amy, in particular you should know that Kevin Smith directs movies set in a "View Askew-verse". View Askew is his production company that f... Read More

Brüno DVD Review
Brüno   Brüno DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/19/2009 5:01 PM EDT
Sacha (Noam) Baron Cohen who goes by SBC, usually has his shtick of adopting a fictional persona and then interviewing a real celebrity under false pretenses.  He uses that persona and does things to put them in impossibly embarrassing situations, e.g. coming on to Ron Paul in a homosexual romantic bedroom scene.  In Borat, he did this as... Read More

Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
Monsters, Inc.   Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/18/2009 8:02 PM EDT
After the initial "wow" factor of computer-animated films such as Toy Story subsided and the films became "old hat", my taste for Pixar animated features waned to the point of just watching them for their technology -- not the story or voice talents. However, when Monsters, Inc was released in theaters…I was hooked again.... Read More

2012 Theatrical Review
2012   2012 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/15/2009 9:03 PM EDT
The latest film by Roland Emmerich, 2012, whose name has become synonymous with the end of the world films (Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Day After Tomorrow) decimated theaters this weekend with an unprecedented, estimated 225-million-dollar worldwide box-office.   The story is pretty simple…Solar flares are causing the core of th... Read More

Fantastic Mr. Fox Theatrical Review
Fantastic Mr. Fox   Fantastic Mr. Fox Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  11/13/2009 11:37 PM EDT
Before this year, some may have called stop motion animation a dying art form. What with its tireless work schedule - being able to get 1 – 3 minutes of footage done in a full days work - it seems a cruel taskmaster to follow. Yet this year has already given us Coraline, an amazing piece of animation from some veterans of this techn... Read More