Film and Television Reviews

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Wilfred Blu-ray Review
Wilfred: Season Two   Wilfred Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/26/2013 1:30 PM EST
Much like its central protagonist, Ryan Newman (Elijah Wood), Wilfred's weightiest problems continue to be inconsistency and uncertainty. Adapted from the Australian series of the same name, concerning an emotionally distraught young man who possibly survives a suicide attempt only to awake to a world in which he's the only one who sees his... Read More

The Emperor's New Groove Blu-ray Review
The Emperor's New Groove / Kronk's New Groove: Two-Movie Collection   The Emperor's New Groove Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 4:06 PM EST
You have to wonder if the Disney folk were as surprised as anyone at the phenomenal success of 1992's animated feature, "Aladdin," among adults as well as children, thanks largely to the hip vocal talents of Robin Williams as the genie of the lamp. It must not have taken them long to recognize that they might duplicate that accomplish... Read More

Lilo & Stitch Blu-ray Review
Lilo & Stitch / Lilo & Stitch: Stitch Has A Glitch Two-Movie C...   Lilo & Stitch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 3:37 PM EST
"Lilo & Stitch" was Disney's major animated release for 2002, and it was interesting enough to make a splash at Cannes. There was something intriguing about a little Hawaiian girl and a mutated alien she adopts, thinking he's a dog. Same old same old? Not remotely. Especially when you have that girl stuck on Elvis, with her pl... Read More

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone   The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 8:43 AM EST
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is a great title for a promising premise involving dueling Las Vegas magicians fighting for stage glory. Unfortunately, the feature moves beyond the basics to beef up a sense of character and fuel formulaic story arc ambitions, dropping its sense of cartwheeling absurdity to tend to a tale of spray-tanned rebir... Read More

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Review
Jack the Giant Slayer   Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  06/17/2013 9:17 AM EST
Taking special effects and sound to a new level Jack the Giant Slayer entertains with adventure and excitement.  The audience for the film targets teen males to thirties and women who like action films.  The movie will be released on Blu-ray in a special combo pack that includes the DVD, UltraViolet and a code for a 14 Day XBOX Life Gold ... Read More

Oz: The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Review
Oz the Great and Powerful 3D   Oz: The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  06/12/2013 11:07 AM EST
The bold, dazzling and dramatic Oz the Great and Powerful comes to 3D Blu-ray with excellent quality. Nearly critic proof, the film brought one of the largest box office returns for 2013. However, although the film is a masterpiece of cinematography and CGI, the acting and direction do have problems.  The film has also been released in a Blu-r... Read More

A Good Day to Die Hard Blu-ray Review
A Good Day to Die Hard   A Good Day to Die Hard Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  06/12/2013 10:28 AM EST
For the fifth time since 1988, Bruce Willis has strapped on the badge of John McClain, a cop who happens to have really bad luck being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  This time, he travels to Russia in order to find his son, Jack (played by Jai Courtney).  Apparently, Jack has been estranged from the rest of the family and finally ... Read More

Cleopatra Blu-ray Review
Cleopatra   Cleopatra Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  05/30/2013 9:19 AM EST
One of the most spectacular films made back in the day Cleopatra comes to Blu-ray two months shy of its 50th birthday and it exudes nostalgia of yesteryears.  This release has a special significance as it's the 4 hours plus version that was shown at the premiere in New York for its debut.  Colorful, eventful and historical, the movie feat... Read More

Dark Skies Blu-ray Review
Dark Skies   Dark Skies Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  05/28/2013 8:52 AM EST
Believable characters played by a fine cast save Dark Skies and keep it just scary enough to make it work.  I am a fan of science fiction and especially those based on possibilities of being a reality, so I wasn't sure if I could be challenged with this film based on aliens.  After watching Dark Skies on Blu-ray one dark night however... Read More

Beautiful Creatures Blu-ray Review
Beautiful Creatures   Beautiful Creatures Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/21/2013 11:03 AM EST
So it begins (and hopefully ends) the post Twilight era of hurried box office seizures, as studios and once-respectable filmmakers willingly sell their souls to score the next, big teen-driven supernatural mega-franchise. There's an Edward and Jacob-sized hole in adolescent cinema's still-racing heart, dear readers, and whoever manages to f... Read More

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