Film and Television Reviews

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Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review   Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 4:51 PM EST
If I were a young girl between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, I would say Jem and the Holograms is inspirational, moving, fun, and all about girl power.  However, I'm a grown woman, so for me the film was cliché, predictable, cheesy and unoriginal.  Clearly, I am not the target audience.Based on the Hasbro toy, Jerrica/Jem (Au... Read More

Steve Jobs Theatrical Review
Steve Jobs Theatrical Review   Steve Jobs Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/22/2015 4:39 PM EST
To label a film "biopic" can sometimes be a little misleading. There is always a case for artistic license to emphasis part of the production, and this may be the case of Danny Boyle's (Trainspotting, Trance) latest offering, "Steve Jobs". Written by Aaron Sorkin (Malice, The Social Network) and based (loosely) on the biogra... Read More

Back In Time Digital HD Review
Back In Time Digital HD Review   Back In Time Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/20/2015 11:08 AM EST
Everything old is new again, so it seems.  Clinton and Bush are running for President, everyone is waiting for the release of Star Wars, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in Terminator.  People are going crazy for nostalgia and the buzz this month is all about Back To The Future.On October 21st there will be showings all over the coun... Read More

The Following Blu-ray Review
The Following: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review   The Following Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/19/2015 8:00 PM EST
The Life of RyanWhen it comes to ending a series, I have found that not many directors, writers, or really anyone, has the formula to give the perfect ending that will make fans of the series happy. The real quest, these days, is to create an ending good enough for the audience to accept it, and leave it open enough just in case any network might d... Read More

Home Alone Blu-ray Review
Home Alone Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray Review   Home Alone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/19/2015 11:16 AM EST
As a parent, I can't imagine how you forget one of your kids, but, then again, as a parent frantically running around, I can. Every parent's nightmare is every kid's dream. The scenario hilariously brought to life in the Home Alone series is coming back this holiday season, beautifully packaged in a decorative paint can.The McCallister ... Read More

Mike Tyson Mysteries DVD Review
Mike Tyson Mysteries: The Compete First Season DVD Review   Mike Tyson Mysteries DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/19/2015 10:30 AM EST
Mike Tyson Mysteries: The Complete First Season, is available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD Tuesday, October 20, and it's a show that is not to be missed.In Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new animated adult comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation, Mike Tyson takes the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving myster... Read More

Goosebumps Theatrical Review
Goosebumps Theatrical Review   Goosebumps Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/16/2015 9:31 AM EST
If you were a child of the 80's, or the parent of a child of the 80's, you will most likely remember the beloved, if not scary, book series, Goosebumps, by R.L. Stein.  Columbia Pictures has decided to bring these creepy characters to life in the movie of the same name, opening in theaters just in time to cash in on the Halloween Season.Set in... Read More

Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review
Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review   Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/15/2015 9:49 AM EST
For children of the 50's, Bridge of Spies will be a nostalgic look back at a time when the world was a very different place.  For those of us from younger generations, it will be an interesting view of world events from when communism overran half of Germany.  Either way, it is a powerful film, highlighting the more human side of the cold... Read More

American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
American Horror Story: Freak Show Blu-ray Review   American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/15/2015 8:42 AM EST
Since it's inception, American Horror Story has used each season to tell a new story. With season four, American Horror Story decided to delve into the true-life anomalies in our world with American Horror Story: Freak Show.American Horror Story: Freak Show is set in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, and follows the lives of a troup... Read More

Aladdin Blu-ray Review
Aladdin Blu-ray Review   Aladdin Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/13/2015 11:23 AM EST
It's hard to imagine that Aladdin came out 25 years ago.  I can't believe I'm actually that old!!!  Alas, it's true, and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the movie, Disney is releasing it on Blu-ray this month.  The long awaited Diamond edition set will surely be embraced by so many who know and love the film, and are eager to sh... Read More