Film and Television Reviews

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Overboard Blu-ray Review
Overboard Blu-ray Review   Overboard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/01/2011 9:59 PM EST
In the 1980's there were a few hits that not only helped shape the career of certain actors but also left a mark on the industry as well. In the vein of the traditional romantic comedy, Overboard shines an adult light on a genre that has become marred over the recent years with whiny twenty-something's all trying to be as independent as possible. &... Read More

Be Cool Blu-ray Review
Be Cool Blu-ray Review   Be Cool Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/01/2011 9:42 PM EST
Once in a while you get an off-beat comedy that attempts to tell a unique story which doesn't always resonate with audiences. Back in 1995 Get Shorty starring John Travolta as ex-mob thug Chili Palmer made something of a splash in the movie industry. Travolta's character in the film did his best to navigate his way through the world of Holl... Read More

Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review
Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review   Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/27/2011 12:32 PM EST
It seems that the 80s have returned to Hollywood.  From Hot Tub Time Machine to this movie, the retro style of 1980s seems to be the in thing.  In fact, when I started screening the movie, I thought they were trying to copy Hot Tub Time Machine, but in fact, this movie was made long before it.  This movie was filmed in 2007 and took ... Read More

Arthur Blu-ray Review
Arthur Blu-ray Review   Arthur Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/21/2011 12:13 AM EST
For quite some time now, Hollywood has decided that the safe thing to do is remake a classic movie rather than try to come up with a new story.  This movie is exactly that - an almost exact remake (not shot by shot mind you like Psycho) of the classic Arthur starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli. With one big exception.  Arthur'... Read More

Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review
Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review   Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 8:56 PM EST
Due to some issues in his personal life Nicholas Cage has been making some interesting choices when it comes to his acting career. The latest in these is Season of the Witch, a fantasy adventure starring the aforementioned Cage and Ron Pearlman.   The film opens with the execution of three women accused of being witches. All of the women insis... Read More

The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review
The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review   The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 8:55 PM EST
The trick with most Kung Fu movies is that you don't know what to expect with each one. While for hard core enthusiasts every martial arts film has something appealing to them, the majority of the viewing audience tend to have a rough time with it. The latest addition to this genre is called The Warrior's Way.   The film stars Dong-gun Jang as... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/07/2011 12:32 PM EST
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid children's series, by Jeff Kinney, has become an overnight success with young adult readers everywhere; so it was no surprise when 20th Century Fox released the first book in the series last year to cinema goers worldwide.  This year they continue in the series with the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.&n... Read More

Unknown Blu-ray Review
Unknown Blu-ray Review   Unknown Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  06/29/2011 9:34 AM EST
Imagine, if you will, that you just woke up in a hospital with no recollection of how you ended up there?  Furthermore, you are not in your native country, your wife doesn't recognize you, and no one believes you are you.  This is the scenario that Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson from Taken, and Batman Begins) is presented with in the ... Read More

Cedar Rapids Blu-ray Review
Cedar Rapids Blu-ray Review   Cedar Rapids Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  06/28/2011 11:09 AM EST
The Ed Helms vehicle "Cedar Rapids" makes its way to your big screen with the Blu-Ray release of the "Super Awesome Edition." One may be asking themselves Ed who? You know him from The Office and as the strait shooter Stu from The Hangover 1 and 2. Helms essentially reprises his role from The Hangover here as the conservative na... Read More

Original Sin Blu-ray Review
Original Sin Blu-ray Review   Original Sin Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/20/2011 11:21 AM EST
Original Sin stars Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie as two people who are arranged to be married but have never actually met. Having only learned about one another through a series of letters the two have written to each other they finally meet on the day of their wedding. When Luis (Banderas) finally meets Julia (Jolie) he is surprised to see t... Read More