Film and Television Reviews

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Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Theatrical Review
Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Theatrical Review   Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  5/17/2011 12:14 PM EDT
There are many people who love the initial entry of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, although seeing the awfulness that was The Country Bears and knowing that The Haunted Mansion was soon to follow, Pirates just seemed like a similar ploy for Disney to pillage their old tourist attractions and try to eke out a few doubloons.&... Read More

Priest Theatrical Review
Priest Theatrical Review   Priest Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/16/2011 9:21 PM EDT
Lately there has been an influx of vampire related media. It seems like everywhere you turn there is another TV show or film popping up somewhere. The latest in this series is Priest starring Paul Bettany so as a lone warrior determined to end the vampire invasion for one of the last free human civilizations.   The film opens with a botched mi... Read More

Bridesmaids Theatrical Review
Bridesmaids Theatrical Review   Bridesmaids Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  5/12/2011 11:25 AM EDT
From the mind of Kristen Wiig and produced by Judd Apatow, this movie can be summed up as an odd female version of The Hangover.  But I don't think it's as good as what it was aiming for.  Funny in many places, the story falls flat and may only relate to certain audiences. Story/Script/Plot Development (D):  Without giving much ... Read More

Thor Theatrical Review
Thor Theatrical Review   Thor Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/5/2011 6:18 PM EDT
First there was Iron Man, then the Hulk; soon there will be Captain America but first comes the mighty Thor. That is the latest in the wave of comic book movies to hit theaters in recent years. Since the success of the first Iron Man film Marvel has been able to begin establishing continuity to their movies and characters. This began with Iron Man ... Read More

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Theatrical Review
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Theatrical Review   Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/1/2011 6:12 PM EDT
Dylan Dog stars Brandon Routh as a private investigator charged with the task of investigating the crimes of the supernatural. Long ago all of the creatures of the night decided to appoint a single human as their "sheriff", a neutral party to keep the peace and deal out justice.   The film opens on a large Louisiana mansion where a y... Read More

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Theatrical Review
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Theatrical Review   Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/28/2011 10:00 AM EDT
Back in 2006, an intelligent animated film entitled, Hoodwinked! was unleashed on unsuspecting audiences!  The film provided a twist on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, and told the story from many different character perspectives.  Now after years of waiting (and lawsuits as well), Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil is coming to audiences.... Read More

Prom Theatrical Review
Prom Theatrical Review   Prom Theatrical Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  4/28/2011 9:34 AM EDT
Disney "Prom" is a film made about -- you guessed it -- the Prom!  This squeaky-clean high school film is a breath of fresh air from the usual high-school- themed films that one sees nowadays.  Hokey?  Maybe, but it is nice to be able to bring a young girl to a movie without worrying about seeing alcohol or drug use and lot... Read More

Fast Five Theatrical Review
Fast Five Theatrical Review   Fast Five Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/28/2011 9:08 AM EDT
Back in 2001, a little summer film, entitled The Fast & The Furious, was launched on moviegoers.  The film, directed by Rob Cohen (xXx), provided enough box office muscle to green light numerous sequels. Fast-forward 10 years to 2011 as Fast Five, the fifth film in the series, is set upon audiences.  Fast Five stars an ensemble cast f... Read More

Water for Elephants Theatrical Review
Water for Elephants Theatrical Review   Water for Elephants Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  4/23/2011 9:54 PM EDT
Water for Elephants stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon as two people who find love amidst the Great Depression while working for a traveling circus. The movie is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Sara Gruen and directed by Francis Lawrence.Pattinson plays Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary student looking forward to starting his career. Tra... Read More

The Conspirator Theatrical Review
The Conspirator Theatrical Review   The Conspirator Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  4/17/2011 9:53 AM EDT
It is rare to find someone who doesn't know the story about the assassination of President Lincoln. It is part of our early education in history; we learned how he helped end the civil war and slavery. But like all historical fact, there is always more to be learned. This is the point of the new film The Conspirator starring James McAvoy, Robin... Read More