Film and Television Reviews

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The Whistleblower Blu-ray Review
The Whistleblower Blu-ray Review   The Whistleblower Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/25/2012 9:27 AM EDT
The Whistleblower is a film whose first act is such a mishmash of re-hashed scenes and clunky exposition that it's a little surprising how engaged we are by its end. It stars Rachel Weisz, which is reason enough to see it, and it is (we are told in the opening title) "inspired by actual events," which is reason enough to hesitate. But... Read More

What's Your Number? Blu-ray Review
What's Your Number? Blu-ray Review   What's Your Number? Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/25/2012 9:15 AM EDT
With films like Bridesmaid, an interesting new sub-genre may have emerged thanks to its success. We now may see more movies aimed at women who come with more of an edge when it comes to frank language and visuals. For far too long, "chick flicks" have avoided having any sort of blue material, but there's a change on the horizon, as ev... Read More

Real Steel Blu-ray Review
Real Steel Blu-ray Review   Real Steel Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/25/2012 8:24 AM EDT
Coming out on Blu-ray and DVD is the fall's almost-blockbuster film, Real Steel.  Based partially on Richard Matheson's short story "Steel", Real Steel revolves around Charlie Kenton (played by Hugh Jackman) and his boxing robot(s).  In the future, human boxing is basically gone, replaced by robots that can fight to the "de... Read More

Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review
Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review   Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/16/2012 8:07 PM EDT
Over the past 2 1/2 years or so there have been two "B-movie" installations to hit theaters, the first was Piranha 3D and most recently Shark Night 3D. The former turned out to be an enjoyable, mercilessly gory romp, retaining ideal exploitation instincts and a marvelous sense of humor. The latest fish-based horror offering is "Shark... Read More

Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review
Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review   Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2012 7:24 PM EDT
Here's another Robin Williams release that brought him fame during the 1980's called Dead Poets Society.  Although Williams does provide some cunning comedy, it's the drama that makes him good in this film.  The first time on Blu-ray, this Academy Award Winning film for Best Screenplay looks great on my home theater, a sharp contrast over... Read More

Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review
Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review   Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2012 7:18 PM EDT
I don't remember how many times I have seen Good Morning Vietnam, but after seeing it on my home theater in Blu-ray it's like the movie is new again.  I do admit it is one of my favorite films so that has something to do with it, but the quality of sight and sound here over my DVD certainly puts the film high on my library shelf. By now m... Read More

In Time DVD Review
In Time DVD Review   In Time DVD Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/12/2012 3:09 PM EDT
When I first saw the trailer for In Time, I could only think, "Oh, look at this, they're remaking Logan's Run."  In a way, that's true: for the basic premise of the stage in this film.  In Time is set in the future when mankind is genetically engineered to only age for 25 years.  And then you get 1 year of time.  Run o... Read More

Contagion Blu-ray Review
Contagion Blu-ray Review   Contagion Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/2/2012 8:15 PM EDT
Contagion, the latest from director Steven Soderbergh, really got under this reviewer's skin, and quite frankly that's what makes it such fun.Contagion is a lithe procedural that follows a deadly virus from patient zero through to epidemic and then containment. The whole chain of germs starts with Gwyneth Paltrow in Hong Kong and spreads out from t... Read More

Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review
Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review   Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/2/2012 8:11 PM EDT
The Final Destination movies are the closest we've gotten to those classic 80's horror film franchises. Where else can you find a group of movies that continue on without really advancing the film's main themes and ideas? The only reason the Final Destination movies exist is to showcase spectacularly gruesome demises of characters that neve... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Two Blu-ray Review   Archer Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/30/2011 10:13 PM EDT
All you Archer lovers take heed, now on Blu-ray Archer: The Complete Season Two with every minute of the hilarious spy spoof unencumbered by those pesky commercials.  If you think season one was crude, you can bet the second season has more wild and wacky episodes that could embarrass a drunken sailor.  Archer is an adult animated, h... Read More

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