Film and Television Reviews

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Theatrical Review
The Grand Budapest Hotel Theatrical Review   The Grand Budapest Hotel Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/31/2014 11:48 AM EDT
Quirky and comical Wes Anderson's newest release The Grand Budapest Hotel follows the same pattern as several of his past work, but this one outdoes them all.  The sets, special computer graphics, costumes and other production values take you to a whimsical world of mystery and murder as only Anderson can depict.  If you are a fan of Wes ... Read More

Out of the Furnace Blu-ray Review
Out of the Furnace Blu-ray Review   Out of the Furnace Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/26/2014 2:59 PM EDT
There's a certain melancholy to a lot of country music that seemed to make Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart redolent with a kind of ragged sensibility that was perhaps best summed up by the title of its Academy Award winning song, "The Weary Kind". There's a different kind of sadness running rampant in Cooper's latest, the dour ... Read More

The Book Thief Blu-ray Review
The Book Thief Blu-ray Review   The Book Thief Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/24/2014 12:26 PM EDT
Young Adult Fiction has provided fodder for several huge film hits over the past several years, including such iconic franchises as the Harry Potter movies and the still current Hunger Games outings, which has just seen the Blu-ray release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Book Thief might seem like a somewhat odd addition to this growing sub... Read More

Divergent Theatrical Review
Divergent Theatrical Review   Divergent Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/20/2014 12:22 PM EDT
Looking to take over where other young adult films have made big splashes, Divergent takes center stage at the box-office this weekend.  Taking aim at this very lucrative market the film features actors that are engaging, a story that's hip enough to garner their interest and a top notch production that envisions the tale very close to the pop... Read More

Need For Speed Theatrical Review
Need For Speed Theatrical Review   Need For Speed Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/14/2014 1:49 PM EDT
Hot cars, hot women and hotheads cut loose in Need for Speed an action packed film that will make your head spin. It's a little of Smokey and the Bandit, a measure of Fast and Furious and a lot of Cannonball Run, and that's a good thing.  Much like those films, Need for Speed hooks its audience from the very beginning with exciting str... Read More

The Middle DVD Review
The Middle DVD Review   The Middle DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/12/2014 10:27 AM EDT
One of my biggest issues with the entertainment industry is that it doesn't seem to have a clue about the socio-economic situation of most Americans. How many times have you watched a movie where a "normal, middle-class" family lives in a 5-bedroom house? Or a TV show where the family lives in a huge house and the kids all share a roo... Read More

Legit DVD Review
Legit DVD Review   Legit DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/12/2014 10:05 AM EDT
Stand-up comedy is no laughing matter. Well, let me rephrase that. The business of stand-up comedy is no laughing matter. Australian stand up Jim Jefferies isn't exactly a household name in the United States, but he's the latest comedian to try to transport his routines, at times whole cloth, into an often snarky sitcom format. If the most ... Read More

300: Rise Of An Empire Theatrical Review
300: Rise Of An Empire Theatrical Review   300: Rise Of An Empire Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/5/2014 9:13 AM EDT
Not all sequels of movies work unless they were a blockbuster, had an unfinished story to tell and had characters that were likeable enough to warrant more screen time. In the case of 300: Rise of an Empire it had an uphill battle to capture all three of the justifications and it comes out on top.  With a graphic novelist like Frank Miller (Ro... Read More

Non-Stop Theatrical Review
Non-Stop Theatrical Review   Non-Stop Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/28/2014 9:02 AM EDT
Filled with suspense and edge of your seat thrills, Non-Stop does a good job of keeping the audience off balance to the very end.   Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra who helmed the horror thriller Orphan combined with notables in lead roles, the film has excellent potential for a good weekend run.  If you like your movies taut with twis... Read More

The Counselor Blu-ray Review
The Counselor Blu-ray Review   The Counselor Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/27/2014 12:27 PM EDT
Cormac McCarthy's name may only be instantly recognizable to the more literary minded, or at least to those who really pay attention to film credits as they whisk by, but there's little doubt that the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author has had a hand in several well regarded film triumphs. Novels by McCarthy have provided source materi... Read More