Film and Television Reviews

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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

Splice Blu-ray Review
Splice Blu-ray Review   Splice Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/03/2010 11:21 AM EST
Playing with cloning is no joke as demonstrated in the new Warner Bros feature science fiction, horror film, Splice, starring Adrien Brody (Predators,King Kong), Sarah Polley (Go, Dawn of The Dead), and Delphine Chanéac (The Pink Panther), The film is directed by Canadian-French film director, Vincenzo Natali (Cube).   Vincenzo Natali o... Read More

Romeo + Juliet Blu-ray Review
Romeo + Juliet Blu-ray Review   Romeo + Juliet Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/02/2010 3:24 PM EST
There are few great love stories in the world. When it comes to movies most romantic stories barely register on our radar. It is not an easy thing to create dialogue that doesn't come off stale or melodramatic. Such is not the case of the classic Shakespearean story of Romeo & Juliet. There are few who could say that they do not know the story.... Read More

A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Review   A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/31/2010 12:59 PM EST
In 1984, a film that would change the face of cinematic horror was released to unsuspecting audiences, entitled A Nightmare on Elm Street.   Its success would spawn numerous sequels and even an entire film studio.  Now 26 years later, New Line Cinema in association with Platinum Dunes brings a revised vision of the original back for ... Read More

Moulin Rouge Blu-ray Review
Moulin Rouge Blu-ray Review   Moulin Rouge Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/29/2010 2:07 PM EST
Moulin Rouge was received with mixed reactions from audiences when it came out. Some felt it was to flamboyant to be taken seriously, while others said it was a "Romeo & Juliet for the twenty first century." The movie was directed by Baz Luhrman who also directed Romeo & Juliet back in the 1990's and it bears his signature style.&... Read More