Film and Television Reviews

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review   The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/02/2008 10:33 PM EST
It has been seven years since the O'Connell's were on the silver screen, and they are back this summer in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.  However, unlike past mummy films, this is one that should have stayed buried in its tomb. Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an e... Read More

X-Files: I Want to Believe Theatrical Review
X-Files: I Want to Believe Theatrical Review   X-Files: I Want to Believe Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/26/2008 9:07 PM EST
It has been six years since X-files has been off the air, but this summer, the series creator, Chris Carter, along with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, bring back the critically acclaimed series to the big screen in X-Files: I Want To Believe.In the stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes, t... Read More

The Dark Knight Theatrical Review
The Dark Knight Theatrical Review   The Dark Knight Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/22/2008 12:14 PM EST
As I've said, the real power with a reboot is that the film makers are spared from having to tell the canonical story ... the origin story. Since they can safely assume the audience knows who the hero is (as if anyone by know doesn't know who Batman is) they can focus on other things. But in this case we see something of a reverse: Dark Knight pret... Read More

The Dark Knight Theatrical Review
The Dark Knight Theatrical Review   The Dark Knight Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  07/19/2008 2:26 PM EST
As if you didn't already know, The much hyped sequel to the critically acclaimed reboot of the Batman franchise was released in theaters yesterday to record box office numbers (18.5 million in midnight screenings alone). While the film is entertaining and probably a better use of your money than 2 gallons of gasoline, ... Read More

Wall-E Theatrical Review
Wall-E Theatrical Review   Wall-E Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  06/30/2008 2:45 PM EST
I have been worried about his film for the last year or so, ever since I watched the teaser trailer where Andrew Stanton recaps the development of the ideas that the creative heads at Pixar tossed around at the Hidden City restaurant (which included the late Joe Ranft).  Then hearing about how the main character doesn't speak, and the supposed... Read More

Wanted Theatrical Review
Wanted Theatrical Review   Wanted Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/29/2008 5:35 PM EST
Once in a while, there are movies that break the mold of your typical action genre and define the next few years of action films. In the 1980's, it was Die Hard; in the 1990's, it was the Matrix; in the new millennium, it is Wanted (well I thought it was).Wanted is based upon Mark Millar's explosive graphic novel series and helmed by stunning visua... Read More

The Happening Theatrical Review
The Happening Theatrical Review   The Happening Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/21/2008 3:22 PM EST
It's no surprise that M. Night makes challenging movies--exactly who they challenge, though, is a matter of some opinion. The consensus seems to be that they challenge audiences on a mass scale to think they got their money's worth. I believe this is wrong. Whatever else he is--and however the final production values of The Happening may look, I th... Read More

The Incredible Hulk Theatrical Review
The Incredible Hulk Theatrical Review   The Incredible Hulk Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/15/2008 9:23 PM EST
Ever since The Crow was released in 1994 and refined the superhero genre, it seems Hollywood cannot get enough of superheroes.  This year is no exception with last month's Iron Man, next month's The Dark Knight, and this month's superhero, The Incredible Hulk. The Hulk has a lot of ground to cover, and Marvel is taking a large chance "reb... Read More

Kung Fu Panda Theatrical Review
Kung Fu Panda Theatrical Review   Kung Fu Panda Theatrical Review
(Jim Hill)  06/05/2008 9:15 AM EST
With its lush visuals and eye-popping fight scenes, "Kung Fu Panda" may be one of the best looking action film ever produced.Which -- I know -- sounds like a really weird thing to say about a new animated feature. But as Brad Bird once said:    "Animation isn't a genre. It's a type of film-making that can be used to te... Read More

Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull Theatrical Review
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull Theatrical Review   Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull Theatrical Review
(Jim Hill)  05/21/2008 9:59 AM EST
As the lights went down at the theater where Paramount Pictures was holding the press screening of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," I have to admit that I was filled with an equal amount of anticipation & dread.Why For? Well, to be blunt, I had seen the "Star Wars" prequels. And I had caught a number of ... Read More