Film and Television Reviews

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Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review
Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review   Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2015 8:51 AM EST
When you see a movie starring Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), you have high hopes it will be good.  Sadly, Hot Pursuit completely missed the mark by not utilizing these two talented ladies. I‘m not sure what they saw in this film when they read the script, but, it isn't funny, interesting or original.... Read More

Home Blu-ray Review
Home Blu-ray Review   Home Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  08/07/2015 10:58 AM EST
There's no place like Home? What if one day instead of going over the rainbow, Glenda's bubble came to your home and relocated you to a new house on the other side of the globe so the munchkins could live in your neighborhood? Well for the Munchkins it would be THE BEST DAY EVER! And so it is for the Boov! DreamWorks Animation's late... Read More

Fantastic Four Theatrical Review
Fantastic Four Theatrical Review   Fantastic Four Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/06/2015 10:42 AM EST
Simply stated, Fantastic Four is the best comic book movie of 2015. In a year that brought us very dull offerings from the Marvel/Disney cinematic universe, this little movie puts energy back into the over saturated superhero genre.While the story differs from it's comic book origins, it still works in the film — Reed Richards, ... Read More

Insurgent Blu-ray Review
Insurgent Blu-ray Review   Insurgent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/04/2015 10:57 AM EST
Insurgent, the second in the trilogy by Veronica Roth's Divergent series, hits stores Tuesday, August 4, on Blu-ray and DVD.  In the ever present quest for commercial dominance, I'm sure this Blu-ray will fare well based on the popularity of the book series and the stars of the movie.The film picks up pretty much where the first o... Read More

The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review
The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review   The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/03/2015 4:40 PM EST
Never judge a book by its cover.  That is one of the lessons of The Casual Vacancy, the J.K Rowling book adaptation that was a three hour miniseries on BBC and HBO. Lesson two – our actions affect those around us, so be careful of what you say and do because it can have unintended consequences.=Pagford seems like a quaint, idyl... Read More

The End of The Tour Theatrical Review
The End of The Tour Theatrical Review   The End of The Tour Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/31/2015 9:55 AM EST
I'm not quite sure how to describe The End of The Tour.  So many adjectives come to mind, it's hard to know which ones to choose. The ones that jump out are intense, philosophical, poignant, introspective, intelligent, and slightly depressing.Based on a novel by David Lipsky, it tells the story of Lipsky's five day interview with acc... Read More

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Theatrical Review
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Theatrical Review   Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/29/2015 4:15 PM EST
It has been nineteen years since the first Mission: Impossible film, and, this week, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise; Edge of Tomorrow, Top Gun) is back in it's fifth outing, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.Things haven't been going so great for Mr. Hunt since we last saw him in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. The IMF (Impossible Missions Force... Read More

Vacation Theatrical Review
Vacation Theatrical Review   Vacation Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  07/28/2015 10:03 AM EST
Once upon a time, my late cousin Alex effortlessly hit comedic treasure (in our small world) forever turning a simple word, pantalones, into an instant trigger for laughter.  Similarly (though on a much larger scale of recognition), John Hughes forever changed a simple word...Vacation.Some scenes do push attempts at dark and raunchy a little o... Read More

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review   Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/28/2015 9:55 AM EST
Coming to Blu-ray/DVD this week is a reimagining of sorts of the Justice League we all know and love in the full-length feature film, Justice League:  Gods and Monsters. Imagine if you will, a world where there is a Superman, but no Clark Kent, a Batman, but no Bruce Wayne, A Wonder Woman, but no Princess Diana. These are some of the changes t... Read More

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review   The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/27/2015 4:15 PM EST
I know the saying is "third time's a charm",  but, for  Fox Searchlight, it seems to be the second go around is charming, or at least just as charming, as the first.  The surprise hit of 2012 is back, along with the entire cast, for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.   Starring some of Britain's most talented ... Read More



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