Film and Television Reviews

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Paranoia Blu-ray Review
Paranoia Blu-ray Review   Paranoia Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/2/2013 4:15 PM EDT
Paranoia is one of those films that probably looked great on paper—and maybe even on its actual promotional poster—but which is about as exciting as watching paint dry. This supposed thriller posits Liam Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy a young buck at a high tech firm who dreams of migrating across the river into Manhattan and taking the worl... Read More

Frozen Theatrical Review
Frozen Theatrical Review   Frozen Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/27/2013 11:12 AM EDT
Disney goes back to its roots with a show tune filled animated adventure for the whole family.  Filled with song, action and comedy the film Frozen hits the ground sliding into a holiday almost devoid of family fare. Featuring new characters that are bound to attract both young girls and boys, Frozen should be able to go toe-to-toe with The Hu... Read More

The World's End Blu-ray Review
The World's End Blu-ray Review   The World's End Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/26/2013 11:23 AM EDT
Is there a genre Edgar Wright and cohorts in crime Simon Pegg and Nick Frost haven't tackled? Victorian period romance, I suppose. Otherwise, it's all fair game for the Cornetto Trilogy boys. Shaun of the Dead cut a swath through horror and the house that Romero built, years before the New Zombie Renaissance. Hot Fuzz fired "two guns w... Read More

We're the Millers Blu-ray Review
We're the Millers Blu-ray Review   We're the Millers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/26/2013 8:59 AM EDT
Ah, improv. A seasoned filmmaker's greatest ally; an indecisive director's most fearsome foe. With We're the Millers, Rawson Marshall Thurber (best known for Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) allows his F-bombing stars to go off script so fully and frequently that the scattershot comedy plays like a series of recurring sketches featurin... Read More

All the President's Men Blu-ray Review
All the President's Men Blu-ray Review   All the President's Men Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2013 9:16 AM EDT
The year 2013 has been called the fortieth anniversary of the Watergate Scandal, but it's hard to tie "Watergate" to a specific point in time. The affair spanned three calendar years beginning with the arrest of the so-called "White House Plumbers" during a break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters on June 17, 1... Read More

2 Guns Blu-ray Review
2 Guns Blu-ray Review   2 Guns Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/22/2013 12:08 PM EDT
Double crosses. Triple crosses. An extra helping of crosses on top of increasingly tangled numerical crosses. 2 Guns is a buddy cop genre pic in the guise of a punchy pulp comic book actioner, one that attempts to toy with convention, actively subvert every action-movie cliché in the book, and crack a few familiar, wise-crackin' skulls i... Read More

The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
The Delivery Man Theatrical Review   The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 4:13 PM EDT
What starts out a typical Vince Vaughn comedy becomes a heartfelt dramedy in the film Delivery Man.  The movie takes audiences into the world of a sperm donor and how one person can complicate the lives of the 533 children of the recipients.   The story is a fantasy, but it's also a cool "what if" question that makes the mo... Read More

Planes Blu-ray Review
Planes Blu-ray Review   Planes Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 11:32 AM EDT
Home fun for the whole family arrives on November 19th with the release of Planes in a Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD combo pack just in time for holiday giving.  The animated comedy takes flight for the youngsters who like the excitement of racing and making new friends.  The film features quality principles that include friendship, helping ot... Read More

Turbo Blu-ray Review
Turbo Blu-ray Review   Turbo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/19/2013 10:51 AM EDT
It would be easy to simply stamp Turbo as DreamWorks' Cars rip-off. Certainly the similarities are striking, from high speed animated racing and a spot on the map on the verge of extinction right down to the chrome font featured on the poster art. That doesn't mean Turbo can't hold its own in a race against Pixar's speed-centric dig... Read More

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/19/2013 9:28 AM EDT
Great news for fans of The Hunger Games: the girl is on fire again and burning just as brightly as before. The second movie in the popular franchise, Catching Fire, opens where the first movie left off, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: First Class, Silver Linings Playbook) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson, ... Read More

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