Film and Television Reviews

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Blu-ray Review
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Blu-ray Review   The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/22/2013 4:11 PM EDT
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is another one of Disney's underrated films. This was released in the mid 90′s right when Pixar made their mark with their computer generated animated films like "Toy Story". "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" didn't make the cut with its "boring" 2D animation and was not given ... Read More

Mulan Blu-ray Review
Mulan Blu-ray Review   Mulan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/22/2013 3:15 PM EDT
"Mulan" was at the tail end of Disney's hand-drawn animation success and it seems as though it was one Disney's more underrated successes.  The music and songs are memorable and it has fun characters like Mushu (Eddie Murphy).  The film also creates another classic Disney princess, who is not only pretty but also very strong... Read More

Brother Bear Blu-ray Review
Brother Bear Blu-ray Review   Brother Bear Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/22/2013 2:36 PM EDT
When "Brother Bear" first hit theaters, it seemed that Disney was slipping quite a bit with their animated films but looking at it again with a little more age and wisdom adds a little something different this time around. "Brother Bear" is not a perfect film and in fact it's one of the last classically animated films from D... Read More

Willow Blu-ray Review
Willow Blu-ray Review   Willow Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/22/2013 1:50 PM EDT
Before Peter Jackson's take on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the closest J.R.R. Tolkien fans ever got to a live-action film adaptation of Middle Earth was 1988's Willow, which borrows heavily from the writer's alternate medieval universe. Besides dueling sorcerers, castle sieges, and trolls, both works feature diminutive heroes who hee... Read More

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review   Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/22/2013 1:46 PM EDT
Disney is keenly aware of the appeal and reach of its catalog, down to the best and worst films under the Mouse House banner. Titles like Cinderella and Peter Pan arrive separately and to great fanfare, while other titles shuffle onto shelves en masse, sans the red-carpet treatment afforded their Platinum and Diamond Edition brethren. Last year, it... Read More

Life of Pi Blu-ray Review
Life of Pi Blu-ray Review   Life of Pi Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/18/2013 3:10 PM EDT
From flying fish to tiger strikes Life of Pi comes to home video with an adventure that will startle, amaze and exhilarate your senses.  The movie received 11 Oscar nominations and won 5 including Best Director for Ang Lee.  The production features some of the best cinematography I have ever seen on home video, especially the knock out 3D... Read More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/16/2013 8:20 PM EDT
An unexpected journey indeed... The humble, altogether simple story of "The Hobbit" becomes the grand, still relatively simple story of The Hobbit, with a smart series of additions, clarifications, expansions and only a few questionable tweaks or misguided deviations. Told in flashback (with several flashbacks within that flashback),... Read More

One Night With The King Blu-ray Review
One Night With The King Blu-ray Review   One Night With The King Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/14/2013 9:34 AM EDT
The historical drama One Night with the King that follows the Biblical Esther, Queen of Persia has come to Blu-ray for the first time.  The film features an extremely emotional story with widescreen vistas that lend to the enchantment.  With a huge recognizable cast, visual effects wizard and director Michael O. Sajbel it contains every p... Read More

Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
Red Dawn Blu-ray Review   Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/12/2013 11:16 AM EDT
It seemed perpetually delayed and a movie that might never see itself splashed up across cinema screens. The remake of the 1980's red scare Russian invasion Action movie Red Dawn perhaps might have been best left in the can after all. On one hand it's a slick, high-tech, thrilling action film with plenty of fast-moving gun play. On the othe... Read More

Schindler's List Blu-ray Review
Schindler's List Blu-ray Review   Schindler's List Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/11/2013 4:09 PM EDT
One of the most important films of the century, Schindler's List has been released on Blu-ray in a 20th anniversary box set. This masterpiece of filming takes you into the heart of the tragedy of the Polish Holocaust from the masterminded takeover of a country not equipped to resist to the camps, extermination showers and a smidgeon of hope tha... Read More