Film and Television Reviews

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The Dark Knight Blu-ray Review
The Dark Knight   The Dark Knight Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/08/2008 8:38 PM EDT
The Dark Knight - absolutely, hands down, is the best movie I have seen this year; in fact – in fact -the best I have seen in a few years.  This Christopher Nolan film is indeed a masterpiece! Who would have thought that these newer Batman films could be so dark and dramatic?  Admittedly, I didn't even see “Batman Begins&rdquo... Read More

Transporter 3 Theatrical Review
Transporter 3   Transporter 3 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/04/2008 2:42 PM EDT
Although you have to judge a movie by its pedigree, there also has to be a line at which you stop. Thrillers need to at least have moderately smart plots; action needs to actually be exciting, and so on. When going up against Transporter 3, I really was not sure where to draw the "base line". I was not that impressed with the fi... Read More

Casablanca Blu-ray Review
Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition)   Casablanca Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/01/2008 8:28 PM EDT
Casablanca:  easy to enter, but much harder to leave -- especially if you are wanted by the Nazis.  Such a man is Resistance leader, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one -- especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke... Read More

Bolt Theatrical Review
Bolt   Bolt Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/01/2008 12:27 PM EDT
Kid's movies walk a fine line; they have to keep children entertained, so they require a story that is very basic, drama that is extremely explicit and "universal" (and not 'adult'), and they must be exciting without being tragic or overly violent. They also have to keep the grown-ups engaged, so they have to have something to work "... Read More

Quantum of Solace Theatrical Review
Quantum of Solace   Quantum of Solace Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/28/2008 10:22 AM EDT
EON Productions is methodically remaking the Bond franchise.  Starting with Casino Royale, they moved it more along the Bourne axis into gritty action and away from the suave super-spy that Roger Moore personified --  to the point where Moore, at 80, felt the new Bond franchise was over-violent ... and under-sexed.  Like a living org... Read More

Twilight Theatrical Review
Twilight   Twilight Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/26/2008 11:47 AM EDT
The void left by the postponement of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince allowed for Twilight to move up their release date by two weeks.  It was more than just a timing difference or to move away from The Day the Earth Stood Still.  Rather, I think it was a symbolic move, to show that Twilight was filling in for the serial movie genre... Read More

Twilight Theatrical Review
Twilight   Twilight Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/23/2008 9:24 PM EDT
In judging a movie, you have to make allownaces for the type of movie it is.  If it is  derived from a much beloved book, that is one thing.  If it's a high school flick, that is another.  A vampire movie -- still more baggage!  Twilight, coming from a populr book series by Stephanie Meyer, is all of these. Trying to judge ... Read More

Chuck Blu-ray Review
Chuck: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)   Chuck Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  11/23/2008 12:00 AM EDT
Editor's Note:Non-format-specific portions of this review also appear in our DVD review of Chuck: The Complete First Season."Chuck" is a smart comedy.  In essence, a parody of the spy genre, "Chuck" knows not to take itself too seriously while at the same time delivering serious action, drama, intrigue; and at the end of th... Read More

Supernatural Blu-ray Review
Supernatural Season Three   Supernatural Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/11/2008 8:54 PM EDT
Last time we saw Sam and Dean Winchester, they had just vanquished the yellow-eyed demon, but at a terrible price!  The battle that brought him down released hundreds of demons from Hell into an unsuspecting world.   It cost Sam his life.  But a grief-stricken Dean made a deal with the Crossroad Demo -- his soul for Sam's re... Read More

Wall-E Blu-ray Review
Wall-E (Blu-ray)   Wall-E Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/11/2008 12:00 AM EDT
Once in a while, a movie comes along that is so rare and unique, and tends to leave me speechless after I watch the film.  Disney/Pixar's latest effort, Wall-E, is one of those films.After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (be... Read More