Film and Television Reviews

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Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review
Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review   Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  5/24/2010 8:52 PM EDT
The fourth, and at this point, I would hope the final chapter in the Shrek saga gives us Shrek Forever After. Shrek is the CGI Ogre from Dreamworks who originally made fun of the Disney franchises and gave us a crude, tough (if only cartoonishly), lovable lout of a main character. The first Shrek movie was an outside-the-box experience; and after t... Read More

Robin Hood Theatrical Review
Robin Hood Theatrical Review   Robin Hood Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/16/2010 1:18 AM EDT
This latest adaptation of Robin Hood is quite careful in the way in which it connects itself to the traditional legend.  The dénouement serves as a sort of origin story for the Robin Hood of legend, and it is fairly believable in its inevitability, both as legend and as the natural outcome of the preceding events, that it well rewards t... Read More

Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review
Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review   Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  5/9/2010 9:39 AM EDT
Iron Man 2 was a bit of a hard sell. I very much liked the first one, but what I liked about it was the general sense of joy that Downey brought to the role. In Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark, billionaire weapons dealer, who is captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan and then builds himself a suit of high-tech armor so he can escape. ... Read More

The Blind Side Theatrical Review
The Blind Side Theatrical Review   The Blind Side Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  5/5/2010 7:54 PM EDT
Hollywood was literally hit in its "blind side" when the unassuming, rags to riches sports story "The Blind Side" was released in fall of 2009. A powerhouse, Oscar worthy performance by Sandra Bullock (Best Actress) increased the buzz surrounding the film and the demographic of people who might otherwise have skipped the film en... Read More

A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review   A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/3/2010 12:07 AM EDT
Freddy Krueger.  Is a killer.  Who kills people in their dreams.  With knives attached to his fingers. I apologize if I am spoiling the surprise for anyone, but I think it's important to be familiar with these facts, long embedded they may be in popular culture, should you choose to see last Friday's remake of horror classic A Ni... Read More

Kick-Ass Theatrical Review
Kick-Ass Theatrical Review   Kick-Ass Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  4/17/2010 8:47 AM EDT
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke's quote is all that is necessary to summarize this movie. An unusual blend of teen angst, action and comic book-brought-to-the-screen movies, Kick-Ass is something different. I went into this movie not completely understanding what to expect. What ... Read More

How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review
How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review   How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/10/2010 8:00 PM EDT
The trailers for How To Train Your Dragon present a story to us that are easily grasped -- there is a Viking outpost that is beset by dragons. A very un-Viking like boy (Jay Baruchel) uses his brain, rather than his lacking brawn to shoot down a dragon and then befriends it. We can see from the previews that he will come to realize these beasts are... Read More

Hot Tub Time Machine Theatrical Review
Hot Tub Time Machine Theatrical Review   Hot Tub Time Machine Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/4/2010 8:58 PM EDT
When I first heard about Hot Tub Time Machine, I was a bit skeptical. Adam (John Cusack) has just been dumped; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a hopeless party animal; Craig (Craig Robinson) is a henpecked husband, and Jacob (Clark Duke) does nothing but play video games in his basement. But they get a chance to brighten their future by changing their past af... Read More

Clash of The Titans Theatrical Review
Clash of The Titans Theatrical Review   Clash of The Titans Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/3/2010 12:01 AM EDT
During the early 1980s, cinema saw a resurgence of the fantasy genre -- including such classics as, Conan The Barbarian and Clash of the Titans. Now in 2010, Legendary Pictures, in association with Warner Bros, brings the fantasy film back to life with a remake by The Incredible Hulk director, Louis Leterrier. The ultimate struggle for power pins ... Read More

Repo Men Theatrical Review
Repo Men Theatrical Review   Repo Men Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/21/2010 6:27 PM EDT
Repo Men takes us to an ultra-dark, cyberpunk future where it appears everyone needs artificial organs that sell for astronomical amounts of money. When you can't pay up, the repo-men comes for your heart, kidney, or lungs, and cuts it out of your twitching body -- leaving you to die. Instead of foreclosing on your house, they foreclose on your... Read More