Film and Television Reviews

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Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review   Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/27/2016 10:12 AM EST
What happens when you peak in High School and it all goes downhill 20 years later?  What happens when you were the geek in High School and now you‘ve peaked 20 years later?  For Calvin (Kevin Hart; Ride Along) and Bob (Dwayne Johnson; Furious 7) that is exactly what happened in this year's Central Intelligence.Bob was the fat kid at... Read More

Empire DVD Review
Empire: The Complete Second Season DVD Review   Empire DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/26/2016 5:27 PM EST
You know rap music has finally hit mainstream when it gets its own prime time soap opera. Empire premiered on FOX in 2015 and immediately became a success garnering Golden Globe and Emmy Nominations.  Season Two was just as intense at the original, with drama in every one of the eighteen episodes in the season.  I wasn't sure how long... Read More

Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review
Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review   Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/26/2016 11:10 AM EST
Since the 90s, gamers all around the world have fallen in love with the World of Warcraft. Its fan base has reached such fevered levels that there are conventions for the series and people have even been married in the game itself. For years, Warcraft's legion of loyal (some may say fanatical) fans have been clamoring for a theatrical vision of... Read More

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/23/2016 1:53 PM EST
It's hard to believe it's been twenty-five years since Beauty and the Beast came to theaters.  With its romantic story and beautiful music, it is what we think of as "Classic Disney" and even these many years later, it still holds up.  It's no wonder there is a live action version set for next year. But, until then, ... Read More

Aliens Blu-ray Review
Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Aliens Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  09/21/2016 11:08 AM EST
Aliens Blu-ray 30th Anniversary Edition features outer space and Sigourney Weaver and makes for one of the best sci-fi movies ever.  Can you believe it's been 30 years since Sigourney Weaver graced the movie theaters as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of her ship after the catastrophic encounter with the Alien?  Who else can... Read More

Free State of Jones Blu-ray Review
Free State of Jones Blu-ray Review   Free State of Jones Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/20/2016 9:34 AM EST
The Civil War was a time of turmoil and strife in this country, especially for the southern states.  The Confederate Army was full of farmers who were not quite sure why they were fighting and while they were away their farms were being ransacked by the very people they were working for. Adding to that, rich slave owners were becoming exempt f... Read More

Marauders Blu-ray Review
Marauders Blu-ray Review   Marauders Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  09/14/2016 10:57 AM EST
Being released this week on Blu-ray & Digital DVD from Lionsgate Premier films is Marauders, an action film starring Law & Order's Christopher Meloni and Bruce Willis. Now, many may not have heard of it, mainly because it's a straight to Blu-ray release, which would seem odd considering the cast. I mean come on! You have Christopher Meloni ... Read More

The Conjuring 2 Blu-ray Review
The Conjuring 2 Blu-ray Review   The Conjuring 2 Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  09/13/2016 10:29 AM EST
Let me preface this with a note to all who are reading this: I am not a fan of the Horror Movie Genre. The idea of getting scared in a theater because of a made up ghost or "presence" is ridiculous! I also find it amazing that people shell out $12/$15 to have a cat or something jump into the screen, so they can scream like a teenage girl ... Read More

A Bigger Splash Blu-ray Review
A Bigger Splash Blu-ray Review   A Bigger Splash Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  09/12/2016 9:00 PM EST
A Bigger Splash is set in Rome on a Sicilian Island and stars Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), as Marianne Lane, a rock singer, and her boyfriend, Paul De Smedt (Matthias Schoenaerts; The Danish Girl).  While recovering from throat surgery, Lane's old flame and producer, Harry Hawkes (Ralph Fiennes; Harry Potter Series), and his grown daugh... Read More

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Blu-ray Review
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Blu-ray Review   Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/12/2016 4:55 PM EST
Pop music is a staple on the radio and won't be going anywhere anytime soon.  It's also ripe for jokes and ridicule. The outrageous things popstars do just to get attention can be mind blowing sometimes.  I can't think of anyone better to parody this genre than Saturday Night Live Alumni Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).Conne... Read More