Film and Television Reviews

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Wilfred Blu-ray Review
Wilfred: Season Two Blu-ray Review   Wilfred Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/26/2013 1:30 PM EST
Much like its central protagonist, Ryan Newman (Elijah Wood), Wilfred's weightiest problems continue to be inconsistency and uncertainty. Adapted from the Australian series of the same name, concerning an emotionally distraught young man who possibly survives a suicide attempt only to awake to a world in which he's the only one who sees his... Read More

The Emperor's New Groove Blu-ray Review
The Emperor's New Groove / Kronk's New Groove: Two-Movie Collection Blu-ray Review   The Emperor's New Groove Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 4:06 PM EST
You have to wonder if the Disney folk were as surprised as anyone at the phenomenal success of 1992's animated feature, "Aladdin," among adults as well as children, thanks largely to the hip vocal talents of Robin Williams as the genie of the lamp. It must not have taken them long to recognize that they might duplicate that accomplish... Read More

Lilo & Stitch Blu-ray Review
Lilo & Stitch / Lilo & Stitch: Stitch Has A Glitch Two-Movie C... Blu-ray Review   Lilo & Stitch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 3:37 PM EST
"Lilo & Stitch" was Disney's major animated release for 2002, and it was interesting enough to make a splash at Cannes. There was something intriguing about a little Hawaiian girl and a mutated alien she adopts, thinking he's a dog. Same old same old? Not remotely. Especially when you have that girl stuck on Elvis, with her pl... Read More

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review   The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 8:43 AM EST
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is a great title for a promising premise involving dueling Las Vegas magicians fighting for stage glory. Unfortunately, the feature moves beyond the basics to beef up a sense of character and fuel formulaic story arc ambitions, dropping its sense of cartwheeling absurdity to tend to a tale of spray-tanned rebir... Read More

Burn Notice DVD Review
Burn Notice: Season Six DVD Review   Burn Notice DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/21/2013 4:33 PM EST
Every season offers producers and writers chances to go new places with their characters.  For season 6 of Burn Notice, that lead to some darker material than we've seen on the show before. Whether or not that decision was the right course is, as always, up to the audience to decide. Season six picks up with the aftermath of season five.&... Read More

Monsters University Theatrical Review
Monsters University Theatrical Review   Monsters University Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/21/2013 8:35 AM EST
Bringing back two of my favorite cartoon characters Sully and Mike with a prequel called Monsters University, Pixar presents renewed delight.  The madness that the two opposites brought to Monsters Inc more than ten years ago doubles in Monsters University, while providing a lot of heart and a college year full of laughs. A follow up to a... Read More

World War Z Theatrical Review
World War Z Theatrical Review   World War Z Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/21/2013 8:26 AM EST
The opening sequence in the zombie thriller World War Z gets so intense that I white knuckled as I grabbed the arms of my seat, the film's that shocking.  These 15 minutes alone are worth the price of admission.  It's like watching a Roland Emmerich film on steroids (Day After Tomorrow, 2012) only more daunting.  If you like films th... Read More

Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Review
Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Review   Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/18/2013 3:31 PM EST
Between Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, and the numerous novels and non-fiction works published about the sixteenth president recently, 2012 was the year of Honest Abe's pop-culture revival. Not that he's ever really gone out of style. Lincoln has been the American Moses—a saintly symbol representing j... Read More

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Review
Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Review   Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  06/17/2013 9:17 AM EST
Taking special effects and sound to a new level Jack the Giant Slayer entertains with adventure and excitement.  The audience for the film targets teen males to thirties and women who like action films.  The movie will be released on Blu-ray in a special combo pack that includes the DVD, UltraViolet and a code for a 14 Day XBOX Life Gold ... Read More

Oz: The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Review
Oz the Great and Powerful 3D Blu-ray Review   Oz: The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  06/12/2013 11:07 AM EST
The bold, dazzling and dramatic Oz the Great and Powerful comes to 3D Blu-ray with excellent quality. Nearly critic proof, the film brought one of the largest box office returns for 2013. However, although the film is a masterpiece of cinematography and CGI, the acting and direction do have problems.  The film has also been released in a Blu-r... Read More



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