Film and Television Reviews

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Bolt Blu-ray Review
Bolt 3D Blu-ray Review   Bolt Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/10/2011 8:37 AM EDT
Bolt is one of those movies that come along where everything aligns at the right time.  A usually underrated film, this movie has a soul that will pull at your heartstrings at the end.  Bolt is the story of a movie dog that is the star of a popular TV show named after him.  Bolt has a uniqueness to him in that all he has known is his... Read More

Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review
Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review   Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/8/2011 8:54 AM EDT
There's a great movie to be made about the history of the circus. Water for Elephants strives to be that film, but misses the mark. There is also an intriguing drama to be fashioned out of the rituals and customs of those who've lived their lives under the Big Top. There have always been great romances created out of star-crossed characters... Read More

Toy Story 2 Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 2 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/3/2011 9:31 PM EDT
Following the success of the first Toy Story movie, Toy Story 2 continues the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys.  It's been a few years since we last saw the toys – Molly, Andy's sister, is older now, and the puppy we first noticed at the end of the first movie is older.  Andy is going away to summer cowboy camp, and... Read More

Toy Story Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/3/2011 9:30 PM EDT
On November 1, Disney released the original Toy Story on 3D Blu-ray combo pack.  There is something about this release that I haven't noticed about most other 3D releases and that is: This movie looks better in 3D than it does on regular Blu-ray.  While Toy Story 3 was being made, the team at Pixar re-rendered the first and second movies ... Read More

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 3 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story 3 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/2/2011 8:09 PM EDT
On November 1, Walt Disney and Pixar released Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, bonus features Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy.  Toy Story 3 is the last chapter in the trilogy that is the story of Woody the Cowboy and Buzz Lightyear the Space Ranger.  In this last chapter we find out that Andy is on his way to college, and his mom wa... Read More

Cars 2 Blu-ray Review
Cars 2 3D Blu-ray Review   Cars 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/1/2011 4:00 PM EDT
Beginning November 1, you can buy the Cars 2 Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy).  Cars 2, which is the highest grossing animated film of 2011 to date, is the continuing story of Lightning McQueen from the original story.   But that is about all it has in common with the first movie.  The first movie had the charm ... Read More

Monte Carlo Blu-ray Review
Monte Carlo Blu-ray Review   Monte Carlo Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/31/2011 1:49 PM EDT
Selena Gomez breaks away from her role of Alex on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place in order to star in a new film by Thomas Bezucha (The Other Stone), entitled Monte Carlo -- alongside Katie Cassidy (Nightmare on Elm Street, Supernatural) and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl).    Monte Carlo is the story of three young girls fro... Read More

Bones Blu-ray Review
Bones: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray Review   Bones Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/24/2011 7:02 PM EDT
There are a lot of forensic police procedurals on television at the moment, each with their own unique style and voice. What really makes each of these shows special isn't just how they are done but the fans who tune in every week to watch them. Since its inception, Bones has drawn in a strong and loyal audience who continue to return each week to ... Read More

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-ray Review
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D Blu-ray Review   Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/21/2011 12:14 PM EDT
The fourth movie in the Pirates franchise, this one is the first one that does not include Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, and is Jack Sparrow-centric.  The last time we saw Jack Sparrow he was in a long boat sailing towards what appeared to be Florida, with Hector Barbossa commanding the Black Pearl.  This movie opens in London, with th... Read More

Green Lantern Blu-ray Review
Green Lantern Blu-ray Review   Green Lantern Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2011 7:41 PM EDT
Once again we find ourselves anticipating yet another comic book movie. This time around it is the classic hero, Green Lantern who takes center stage in the tale featuring his origin.Ryan Reynolds stars as the main character Hal Jordan, a test pilot who works for Ferris Air. At the outset we see a familiar scenario play out in which a young boy, wh... Read More