Film and Television Reviews

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Digital HD Review
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks   The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/05/2017 2:17 PM EDT
You know that if Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple) and her production company are going to be involved in a film that it is going to be a drama and generally based on either a book or real life events.  In this case, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is both. Winfrey rarely gets involved in a project unless it has something to say and t... Read More

Snitch 4K Ultra HD Review
Snitch   Snitch 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  06/05/2017 9:00 AM EDT
Lionsgate is "the girl on fire" to use a quote from one of their most successful franchises (The Hunger Games).   Since their start in 1997, Lionsgate productions claims 30 Academy Awards and 122 Academy Award Nominations.   They release over 40 releases annually between Lionsgate and Summit labels and their other six ... Read More

The Assignment Blu-ray Review
The Assignment   The Assignment Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/04/2017 9:19 PM EDT
Walter Hill (Last Man Standing) is known as a world renowned Producer and Director. From Alien and Red Heat to 48 Hrs. and Bullet to the Head, he has a style of movie making that tends towards violence and blood. He has also written a number of films including the aforementioned, The Warriors and Streets of Fire. His latest project, The Assignment,... Read More

Dredd 4K Ultra HD Review
Dredd   Dredd 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/02/2017 3:12 PM EDT
Judge Dredd made his debut in British comic books as early as the late 1970's as a law enforcement officer in Mega City One, a dystopian society set sometime in the future. His authority includes arresting, convicting, sentencing and, if necessary, executing criminals in an effort to keep the peace. Then in 1995 Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) broug... Read More

Churchill Theatrical Review
Churchill   Churchill Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/01/2017 11:13 AM EDT
There have been numerous books and movies about Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill over the years and in a 2002 poll, he was named the greatest Briton of all time.  He led the United Kingdom through some tumultuous times and was always seen as a great statesman.  However, behind the scenes, he wasn't necessarily as eloquent sometim... Read More

Wonder Woman Theatrical Review
Wonder Woman   Wonder Woman Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  06/01/2017 10:02 AM EDT
As many a young girl before and after, I dreamed of being Wonder Woman. Years [decades] would pass with multitudes of proposed actors and storylines inspiring an "eh, I can see that," at best. Then came the age of MCU & DCEU (Marvel Cinematic & DC Extended Universes, respectively); and, of course, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious; Ke... Read More

The Blackcoat's Daughter Blu-ray Review
The Blackcoat's Daughter   The Blackcoat's Daughter Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/30/2017 1:31 PM EDT
In 1960, Anthony Perkins introduced the world to Norman Bates, a serial killer wielding a knife. It became a classic in the world of horror films and set a standard of what scares us. Over Sixty years later, his son, Oz Perkins, made his writing and directorial debut with The Blackcoat's Daughter, a psychological thriller that pays a little bit of ... Read More

Fist Fight Blu-ray Review
Fist Fight   Fist Fight Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/30/2017 11:06 AM EDT
The last day of school is a happy occasion for every student and teacher but especially gratifying for high school seniors finishing their formal education for good (unless of course, they plan to go to college). At Roosevelt High School, that means tons of senior pranks and teacher frustration. This year it also means teacher reviews and terminati... Read More

Logan 4K Ultra HD Review
Logan   Logan 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/30/2017 9:34 AM EDT
Seventeen years ago, Hugh Jackman (The Prestige) commanded the screen as the brooding, mutant Wolverine in the movie X-Men. We've seen his story evolve, as he becomes a reluctant hero while battling the demons of his past. He resists Charles Xavier's (Patrick Stewart; Star Trek: The Next Generation) assistance, yet aids the group in battlin... Read More

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Theatrical Review
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales   Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/25/2017 10:15 AM EDT
Apparently, there was a fourth installment to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise back in 2011.  On Stranger Tides.  While the box office success tells otherwise, the film is likely the most panned.  If Pirates fans can overlook their disappointment with the last installment, they will be more than content to have returned for thi... Read More



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