Film and Television Reviews

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A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review   A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  2/14/2013 8:25 AM EDT
A strong essay on music and interpersonal relationships A Late Quartet comes to home video on Blu-ray and it's good.  The stellar ensemble cast provides an introspective look into the lives of friends drawn together by their musical craft and their inevitable separation. The home movie experience on Blu-ray for quality of both video and sound ... Read More

A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review
A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review   A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  2/12/2013 8:54 AM EDT
One of the best rock musicals of the 70s A Star is Born comes to Blu-ray for the first time.  Nicely presented inside a book featuring many of the scenes from the film, the special disc should bring back a lot of memories from an era when rock was king.  The film features Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand giving performances that bu... Read More

Peter Pan Blu-ray Review
Peter Pan Blu-ray Review   Peter Pan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/30/2013 9:29 PM EDT
Peter Pan: a long-awaited addition to Disney's Blu-ray canon that should make anyone's collection feel more whole, more complete. It isn't just a personal favorite either. It's one of Walt Disney's most beloved animated classics, one of the studio's greatest treasures and arguably the best Disney animated feature released in... Read More

Femme Fatales DVD Review
Femme Fatales: The Complete First Season DVD Review   Femme Fatales DVD Review
(John Delia)  1/30/2013 10:54 AM EDT
When you first start watching the just released DVD of Femme Fatales Season 1 the first thing probably crossing your mind would be "just another skin flick".  But, after getting into the stories I found more like a Twilight Zone with stylish nudity and sex.  Packed with some very intriguing stories in 13 twisty and twisted episo... Read More

Hannah and Her Sisters Blu-ray Review
Hannah and Her Sisters Blu-ray Review   Hannah and Her Sisters Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/28/2013 9:05 AM EDT
While I am not a huge fan of Woody Allen's work I did find Hannah and Her Sisters an enjoyable film to watch.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time the Academy Award winning film has exceptional acting, reasonably good direction and a story that does compel one to keep going to Allen's interesting choice of a finale. Nicely transferred from scree... Read More

Archer DVD Review
Archer: The Complete Third Season DVD Review   Archer DVD Review
(John Delia)  1/18/2013 9:29 PM EDT
One of the funniest and campiest series on Cable TV, Archer (Season 3) has been released on DVD. Started in 2010 on FX, the animated sitcom has become a favorite with a huge following.  The DVD comes in a 2 Disc set and has all 13 Episodes from the 2011 to 2012 airing. In addition it has three special features and commentary on select episodes... Read More

Won't Back Down Blu-ray Review
Won't Back Down Blu-ray Review   Won't Back Down Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/18/2013 9:15 PM EDT
The inspirational film Won't Back Down is now available on Blu-ray.  Taking the fight for better education to the classroom this story based on actual events postulate what determined teachers and parents can accomplish if they work together.  The movie has all the trappings of a good feeling winner with Oscar nominated actors Maggie Gyll... Read More

Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review
Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review   Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/17/2013 9:00 AM EDT
Winner of six Oscars including the coveted Best Picture Mrs. Miniver topped the box-office in 1942 with a war story that inspires. If you love the classics that have survived over the years, than this film, now on Blu-ray, should be in your home library.  The film's a great change from today's storytelling with acting that has hardly been equa... Read More

Taken 2 Blu-ray Review
Taken 2 Blu-ray Review   Taken 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/16/2013 2:40 PM EDT
In the first movie, Liam Neeson's character Bryan, is called into action after his daughter is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring while in France.  This movie starts exactly where the other one ended, with the father of the kidnappers from the first movie vowing revenge over his son's fresh grave.  Apparently revenge means kidn... Read More

Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review
Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review   Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2013 9:24 AM EDT
The Oscar winner for Best Picture in 1932, Grand Hotel has been released on Blu-ray and it is stunning in gorgeous black and white.  A great film with an amazing cast that provides a whimsical and intriguing story should not be missed.  If you are a classic buff, what are you waiting for? The film centers on several guests and employ... Read More