Film and Television Reviews

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White Collar Blu-ray Review
White Collar: The Complete First Season   White Collar Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/05/2010 5:09 PM EST
The story is one that has become popular these days; it is one of an eccentric genius who teams up with law enforcement to solve crimes. In this case, the genius is Neal Caffrey (the dashing-as-required, Matthew Bomer) who we first meet in prison as he is a jack-of-all-trades super thief. After executing an effortless breakout of a f... Read More

Dinner For Schmucks Theatrical Review
Dinner For Schmucks   Dinner For Schmucks Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/30/2010 9:38 AM EST
Where should we place him on the Michael Scott axis?  It is the first question brought to our minds by the appearance of by now quite typecast Steve Carell (The Office, The 40-Year Old Virgin).  It is easiest to say in this regard, though perhaps a bit unfairly, that Barry (Carell) is a slightly nicer and more creative Michael Scott with ... Read More

Our Family Wedding Blu-ray Review
Our Family Wedding   Our Family Wedding Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/27/2010 8:19 PM EST
I thought I'd seen Our Family Wedding before.  To wit, there are two different cultures to be presented here.  They're different, because they're different.  And what happens when you put them together?  They clash.  But you know that they're human, and humans are clever enough to figure out how to get along... Read More

Cop Out Blu-ray Review
Cop Out   Cop Out Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/26/2010 10:15 PM EST
Some time ago, Cop Out director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) played a minor role in Bruce Willis (Die Hard, The Sixth Sense) action vehicle Live Free or Die Hard.  He told this story in one of his Evening specials.  At some point later, Willis found that Smith was a real live writer and director of real live-action movies, and contac... Read More

Salt Theatrical Review
Salt   Salt Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/23/2010 2:20 AM EST
Salt may be a spy movie, but we begin by eschewing the spy movie form in favor of the slightly awkward introduction of plot device Mike (August Diehl, Inglourious Basterds), followed by headlong ascent into what seems to be a fugitive film.  In pursuit of Salt (Angelina Jolie, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, A Mighty Heart) seem to be exactly the cha... Read More

Clash of The Titans Blu-ray Review
Clash of The Titans   Clash of The Titans Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M rose)  07/21/2010 1:40 PM EST
Battling it's way onto Blu-ray and DVD this summer, comes Warner Bros' remake of Clash of the Titans. The ultimate struggle for power pins men against kings, and kings against Gods. But the war between the Gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a God, but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington), is helpless to save his family f... Read More

The Losers Blu-ray Review
The Losers   The Losers Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/20/2010 1:30 PM EST
It is unbelievable, but since its theatrical release only two months ago, The Losers, will be debuting and coming to Blu-ray this July. Based on the comic book of the same name, The Losers is an explosive tale of double cross and revenge. "The Losers" centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jun... Read More

Cyrus Theatrical Review
Cyrus   Cyrus Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/17/2010 10:53 AM EST
The film sub-genre of Mumblecore has been around since 2002.  They are characterized by improvised scripts spoken by un-proven actors on shoestring budgets.  The plots are simplistic, people talking about what people talk about as they would normally talk.  Nothing particularly spectacular happens and it's okay.  Slowly, the dir... Read More

Inception Theatrical Review
Inception   Inception Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/17/2010 9:17 AM EST
I did not intend to write a review for Inception.  I didn't want to.  If I plan on writing about a film, I take my notebook and write my notes by glow of the silver screen.  However, when I entered the midnight showing, I went empty handed.  I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the ride.  The lights dimmed; the film played; ... Read More

Despicable Me Theatrical Review
Despicable Me   Despicable Me Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/14/2010 3:12 PM EST
According to voice actor, Steve Carell (The Office) Gru sounds like a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi.  He is a bald-headed, pointed-nosed super villain who carries out astounding thefts and is gearing up for his biggest triumph yet -- stealing the moon.  However, life as a super villain is not all it could be.  Of co... Read More

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