Film and Television Reviews

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Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Review
Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Review   Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/03/2013 3:38 PM EST
That 2010's "Despicable Me" turned out to be an enormous hit is a bit of a surprise. Perfectly pleasant but also unremarkable, the feature scratched a certain audience itch at the time, striking a distinct cartoon blow while introducing the world to the hyperactive comedy antics of the minions -- those miniature yellow slapstick machines ... Read More

Paranoia Blu-ray Review
Paranoia Blu-ray Review   Paranoia Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/02/2013 4:15 PM EST
Paranoia is one of those films that probably looked great on paper—and maybe even on its actual promotional poster—but which is about as exciting as watching paint dry. This supposed thriller posits Liam Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy a young buck at a high tech firm who dreams of migrating across the river into Manhattan and taking the worl... Read More

The World's End Blu-ray Review
The World's End Blu-ray Review   The World's End Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/26/2013 11:23 AM EST
Is there a genre Edgar Wright and cohorts in crime Simon Pegg and Nick Frost haven't tackled? Victorian period romance, I suppose. Otherwise, it's all fair game for the Cornetto Trilogy boys. Shaun of the Dead cut a swath through horror and the house that Romero built, years before the New Zombie Renaissance. Hot Fuzz fired "two guns w... Read More

We're the Millers Blu-ray Review
We're the Millers Blu-ray Review   We're the Millers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/26/2013 8:59 AM EST
Ah, improv. A seasoned filmmaker's greatest ally; an indecisive director's most fearsome foe. With We're the Millers, Rawson Marshall Thurber (best known for Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) allows his F-bombing stars to go off script so fully and frequently that the scattershot comedy plays like a series of recurring sketches featurin... Read More

All the President's Men Blu-ray Review
All the President's Men Blu-ray Review   All the President's Men Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2013 9:16 AM EST
The year 2013 has been called the fortieth anniversary of the Watergate Scandal, but it's hard to tie "Watergate" to a specific point in time. The affair spanned three calendar years beginning with the arrest of the so-called "White House Plumbers" during a break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters on June 17, 1... Read More

2 Guns Blu-ray Review
2 Guns Blu-ray Review   2 Guns Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/22/2013 12:08 PM EST
Double crosses. Triple crosses. An extra helping of crosses on top of increasingly tangled numerical crosses. 2 Guns is a buddy cop genre pic in the guise of a punchy pulp comic book actioner, one that attempts to toy with convention, actively subvert every action-movie cliché in the book, and crack a few familiar, wise-crackin' skulls i... Read More

Planes Blu-ray Review
Planes Blu-ray Review   Planes Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 11:32 AM EST
Home fun for the whole family arrives on November 19th with the release of Planes in a Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD combo pack just in time for holiday giving.  The animated comedy takes flight for the youngsters who like the excitement of racing and making new friends.  The film features quality principles that include friendship, helping ot... Read More

Turbo Blu-ray Review
Turbo Blu-ray Review   Turbo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/19/2013 10:51 AM EST
It would be easy to simply stamp Turbo as DreamWorks' Cars rip-off. Certainly the similarities are striking, from high speed animated racing and a spot on the map on the verge of extinction right down to the chrome font featured on the poster art. That doesn't mean Turbo can't hold its own in a race against Pixar's speed-centric dig... Read More

Man of Steel Blu-ray Review
Man of Steel Blu-ray Review   Man of Steel Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/12/2013 8:49 AM EST
Batman might seem to be the DC hero most likely to be involved in a soap opera. After all, he was traumatized by seeing his parents killed right before his very eyes as a little boy, and in his original story he seemed to be a midnight vigilante barely able to control his more violent instincts. And yet it's been Superman who has been the subje... Read More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/06/2013 10:43 AM EST
*Note: This review focuses on the extended version of the recently released Blu-ray of The Hobbit, all video/audio specs and special features focus on this release specifically.It was bound to disappoint. With expectations at an enormous high, a 48fps experiment in tow, and fandom, both literary and cinematic, frothing at the mouth, poised to strik... Read More



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