Film and Television Reviews

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended UK Edition Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/23/2015 10:52 AM EST
It seemed almost inevitable that after his huge Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson would turn his attention to JRR Tolkien's other well-known middle earth novel "The Hobbit". What was surprising was that the adaption of this novel would also be a trilogy. Personally, I had reservations, and after seeing the first movie on the bi... Read More

Back to the Future Blu-ray Review
Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray Review   Back to the Future Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2015 2:17 PM EST
2015 seems to be the year of Back To The Future, which appeared to hit it's frenzied peak at the end of October.  From documentaries about the films to movie marathons in theaters across the country, the franchise has seen a resurgence in popularity.  Cashing in on the frenzy, specialty items from Pepsi and USA today sold out in ... Read More

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review
Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review   Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2015 9:26 AM EST
I wasn't alive when the popular television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. aired so I have no basis of comparison with the 2015 movie.  However, Warner Bros. decided it was time to make a full-length feature film that, I can only imagine, pays homage to the series.  If nothing else, it is a fun look at the spy game from years ago reminis... Read More

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/16/2015 5:11 PM EST
After a long perilous journey fraught with ogres and dragons, our precious groups of dwarfs, hobbits, and viewers have finally arrived at the culmination of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.   And luckily, the extended edition Blu-ray comes out just in time for the 2015 holiday season.Last... Read More

Trainwreck Blu-ray Review
Trainwreck Blu-ray Review   Trainwreck Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/09/2015 3:30 PM EST
Trainwreck - a movie about a person playing the field, finding love when they do not expect it, falling out of love, and then back in. With this description, Trainwreck sounds like your normal romantic comedy about a guy. However this story has a  has a twist. Imagine the description I just gave you was about a girl.Thats right ... Read More

Goonies Blu-ray Review
Goonies Blu-ray Review   Goonies Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/05/2015 1:47 PM EST
1985 - the year the first cell phone call was made and compact disc's first showed up on the high street and anyone who was anyone tried the "truffle shuffle", which means the timeless "cult" classic that is The Goonies is 30 years old! Now, boy do I feel old!Like now, back in 1985, developers were making big news reclaiming tir... Read More

Inside Out Blu-ray Review
Inside Out Blu-ray Review   Inside Out Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/03/2015 3:52 PM EST
It's another year, and it's time for another Disney/Pixar movie. This year's is entitled Inside Out, and is directed by Pixar veteran Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up). Inside Out  tells the story of a little girl named Riley and her inner feelings, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.Through the film's opening ... Read More

Vacation Blu-ray Review
Vacation Blu-ray Review   Vacation Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/02/2015 4:44 PM EST
When it debuted in 1983, National Lampoon's Vacation became an instant classic.  Chevy Chase (Community) and Beverly D'Angelo (Entourage) starred as Clark and Ellen Griswold, a seemingly normal couple who wanted to take their kids on a family vacation.  Mayhem and hilarity ensued, and the film spawned two sequels.   When... Read More

Wayward Pines DVD Review
Wayward Pines DVD Review   Wayward Pines DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/29/2015 8:32 AM EST
M. Night Shyamalan, the man behind the highly successful Sixth Sense, has had a very interesting career. Early on, his works were met with awe and wonder. However, something happened later on in the game, where a project stamped with the name "Shyamalan" on it had a person take a momentary pause before they decided if it was good enough t... Read More

Paper Towns Blu-ray Review
Paper Towns Blu-ray Review   Paper Towns Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/27/2015 4:38 PM EST
Author John Greene is on fire.  After the huge success of his young adult novel turned movie, "The Fault In Our Stars", he brought another adaptation to the screen in July with his older book "Paper Towns".  Out now on Blu-ray and DVD, this coming of age tale offers viewers a heartwarming story with a bit of teenage an... Read More