Film and Television Reviews

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The A-Team Blu-ray Review
The A-Team Blu-ray Review   The A-Team Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  01/03/2011 5:06 PM EST
When my wife asked which movie I had received for review, I didn't tell her the name -- I just hummed the tune, and she paused and said, "The A-Team!   I think that is an impressive indication of the original's pervasive influence; my wife grew up in Haitian Catholic boarding schools.  As Hollywood adapts our childhood memori... Read More

Rush Hour Blu-ray Review
Rush Hour Blu-ray Review   Rush Hour Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/23/2010 12:17 PM EST
Who doesn't love a buddy cop movie? It all started way back in the eighties with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Their on screen chemistry starting with the first of four Lethal Weapon movies set a bar all action/comedy movies to come. There have been many incarnations of this type over the years, and with varied combinations. The one, though, that br... Read More

Going The Distance Blu-ray Review
Going The Distance Blu-ray Review   Going The Distance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/10/2010 5:36 PM EST
A long distance relationship is never easy; at some point in our lives most of us have done it. This is the subject of the romantic comedy Going the Distance with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore. Justin Long plays Garrett, a thirty-something who works for a record label. Drew Barrymore plays Erin, also a thirty-something who is working as an in... Read More

Knight and Day Blu-ray Review
Knight and Day Blu-ray Review   Knight and Day Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/10/2010 2:23 PM EST
There is something to be said for the blend of action, comedy and romance. When done right you have enjoyable film that any movie patron will enjoy. Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz is just such a film.June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is a simple woman who runs an auto restoration garage and is on her way to visit her sister for a brid... Read More

Cyrus DVD Review
Cyrus DVD Review   Cyrus DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/07/2010 10:38 PM EST
The movie Cyrus focuses on the life of a man who has succumbed to the idea of being alone for the rest of his life. The man, John, played by John C Reilly was divorced from his wife over seven years ago and never truly accepted the idea of losing her nor has he really gotten over her. His nights are spent by himself searching the internet for "... Read More

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray Review   The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/05/2010 6:36 PM EST
I did not have the privilege of seeing this movie when it was released in theatres last summer.  It was on my list of movies to see but things just didn't work out that way.  So I watched it for the first time on Blu-Ray when screening it for this review. This movie was marketed incorrectly – it was shown in the trailers as bei... Read More

Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series Blu-ray Review   Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  11/21/2010 7:48 PM EST
Perhaps the most difficult question to answer about Doctor Who, despite its 31-and-counting television seasons of storytelling, is "What is Doctor Who about?"  The reductionist approach, "It's about an alien who travels through time in his blue box with some companions and has adventures", though literally accurate, is ... Read More

Mad Max Blu-ray Review
Mad Max Blu-ray Review   Mad Max Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  11/10/2010 10:42 PM EST
You could suppose, if you so desired, that the grand construction of humanity's unique accomplishment, the abstract model of the universe, is nothing more than the same small set of ideas remixed and rearranged over and over.  Let us say there are seven original ideas, or perhaps 94, as it is with matter.  The number is really irrelevant ... Read More

V Blu-ray Review
V: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   V Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/07/2010 2:45 PM EST
For many, many years now Hollywood has been going back in time to remake films and TV shows for new audiences. Sometimes this works out but as most of you know that isn't always the case. The newest TV show to get the 21st century update is V, which originally aired in the 80's as a mini-series and went on to become a short lived television show. L... Read More

Predators Blu-ray Review
Predators Blu-ray Review   Predators Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/04/2010 1:35 PM EST
In 1987, a new science fiction/action franchise was born by John McTiernan(Die Hard), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator, True Lies), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Jesse Ventura (The Running Man), and Bill Duke (Commando).  The film went on to spawn a direct sequel and two spin-off films.    Now, 23 years later, writer/producer, Rob... Read More