Film and Television Reviews

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Theatrical Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/12/2014 10:27 AM EST
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies starts exactly where the previous Hobbit movie left off. In the final throws of "The Desolation of Smaug", Smaug is seen flying towards Lake Town with the sole aim of releasing his vengeance on its town's folk. The first scenes of The Battle of the Five Armies see him delivering his dose of reptil... Read More

The Penguins of Madagascar Theatrical Review
The Penguins of Madagascar   The Penguins of Madagascar Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2014 11:08 PM EST
After three movies of playing bit characters in the background, the Penguins of Madagascar finally have gotten their starring roles.  The black and white, flightless birds that have always had about ten minutes of screen time are now the main players of the hour and a half The Penguins of Madagascar.  With their crazy strategic missions, ... Read More

Horrible Bosses 2 Theatrical Review
Horrible Bosses 2   Horrible Bosses 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/25/2014 10:45 PM EST
In 2011 New Line Cinema's unleashed a movie that most of Middle America could relate to entitled Horrible Bosses. The movie had a simple premise. What if your boss was so "horrible" and destroying your life so much that the only out you had was to kill him? This fantasy was so common for most of working America that the act of living vica... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/20/2014 4:54 PM EST
How do you milk a successful book series for as much as you can?  You split the last book in half and open the movie on Thanksgiving weekend.  Mockingjay Part I is the third of four movies in The Hunger Games Series opening next week.  The highly anticipated film continues the saga of Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence (Sil... Read More

Big Hero 6 Theatrical Review
Big Hero 6   Big Hero 6 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/07/2014 9:43 AM EST
Disney just unleashed another Marvel project on the silver screen without most movie patrons even realizing it. That film is known as Big Hero 6. Yes, that film, the one with the cute Stay Puft Marshmallow Man figure known as Baymax. Big Hero 6's story centers around a boy genius, Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter), who has been on the wrong ... Read More

Interstellar Theatrical Review
Interstellar   Interstellar Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/05/2014 9:00 AM EST
How to make a movie 101 – Open up a proverbial can and add a little bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a star studded cast, a bit of family conflict, a three hour runtime, and a horrible twist, and you have Interstellar. Interstellar, the latest big budget, big concept film from Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight), written by ... Read More

Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review
Before I Go To Sleep   Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/30/2014 9:46 PM EST
With most films coming out before this Friday since most of America will be out celebrating Halloween, Before I Go To Sleep takes the opportunity to come out in "not so crowded" weekend. Before I Go To Sleep is a British-American thriller film adapted from a novel of the same name by S. J. Watson, written and directed by Rowan Joff&e... Read More

John Wick Theatrical Review
John Wick   John Wick Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/23/2014 3:20 PM EST
Keanu Reeves has had a very turbulent career. It first started out in mainly comedic and dramatic roles. Then his first big action role was staring as Johnny Utah in Point Break alongside Patrick Swayze (Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing). This was followed up with smash hit Speed, and finally his most well know action films, The Matrix Trilogy. After that t... Read More

Fury Theatrical Review
Fury   Fury Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 2:19 PM EST
I'm not sure what the fascination is with WWII movies in the past 20 years but there have been several made on the subject.  Fury is the latest addition to this list.  Set in Germany, just before the end of the war, Fury tackles a different aspect of the war than its predecessors had – life inside a Sherman tank.  Fury fol... Read More

Book of Life Theatrical Review
Book of Life   Book of Life Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 11:33 AM EST
The Book of Life, the latest animated film from producer Guillermo Del Torro (The Strain, Pacific Rim) is a lighthearted, fun movie with a message.  Set around the Mexican Holiday of "The Day of The Dead", it portrays love, dishonesty, disappointment and courage in a family friendly way.  While it is a cute film that should do w... Read More