Film and Television Reviews

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/16/2013 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   One Night With The King Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/14/2013 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   Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/12/2013 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   Schindler's List Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/11/2013 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

Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
Chasing Mavericks   Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/07/2013 9:10 AM EDT
You don't have to be a surfer to enjoy the true story Chasing Mavericks, a bio drama that's filled with inspiration and determination.  Now on Blu-ray the movie has a fine cast and crew with a script that takes you deep into the life of a real surfer and his willpower to catch the biggest and most dangerous waves.  If you like dramas that... Read More

Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
Wreck-It Ralph   Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
(Evette Meyer)  03/05/2013 11:01 AM EDT
Disney scores big with Wreck-It Ralph! It's a clever and hilarious take on the world of gaming and one of the most original storylines Disney has put out in years. Imagine a virtual world where arcade video game characters come to life after the arcade closes every night. The visual effects in this movie are truly an experience. One-­- dimensio... Read More

Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
Lay The Favorite   Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/05/2013 9:55 AM EDT
Kind of madcap with good measure of fun production Lay the Favorite is now available on Blu-ray.  Direction by Oscar nominated Stephen Frears makes the easy going gambling plot movie a winner with a lot of twists and attention-grabbing situations. Perfect for home viewing so you can control the play with a lot of reason to rewind the action fo... Read More

Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
Easter Parade   Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/04/2013 11:11 AM EDT
For the first time on Blu-ray the romantic musical Easter Parade dances onto the small screen. Transferred to Blu-ray using 1080p high definition, the movie makes a better presentation than its DVD predecessor.  Originally released in 1948, this musical featuring the dancing of Fred Astaire and Judy Garland kicks up a great show. The stor... Read More

The Terminator Blu-ray Review
The Terminator (Remastered)   The Terminator Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/27/2013 10:40 AM EDT
Even though I have seen The Terminator many times in the past, watching it again on my HD Television in enhanced Blu-ray makes the home experience even better.  Although this is the second time the movie has been released in the format, if you originally purchased the DVD copy, then this Blu-ray upgrade will give you a better experience. ... Read More

The Insider Blu-ray Review
The Insider   The Insider Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/25/2013 9:08 AM EDT
Drama at its best, The Insider takes a look at big tobacco and comes up a winner in nearly every category including, acting, directing, writing and cinematography.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the 1999 film earned 7 Oscar nominations and accolades from nearly every film critics association.  The story centers on the tobacco in... Read More