Film and Television Reviews

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Alex Cross Theatrical Review
Alex Cross Theatrical Review   Alex Cross Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/18/2012 11:16 AM EST
Even with fine acting on the part of the central cast, Alex Cross rises to no more than average due to uneven directing and a weak screenplay. That said the film's main star Tyler Perry should draw a huge audience of curiosity seekers who want to see his first film starring role as an action actor.  The story centers on Alex Cross (Tyler ... Read More

Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review
Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review   Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/18/2012 7:58 AM EST
Even for fans of "extreme tourism," spending an afternoon in a deserted city surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant hardly sounds like a jolly holiday. Within minutes of setting off with shady tour guide Uri (Dimitri Diatchenko), four American twenty-something tourists and two European backpackers are in for more than the promised ... Read More

Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review
Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review   Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/17/2012 9:12 PM EST
Ever wish to go back to the fantasy childhood you never had? In Wes Anderson's newest film released to Blu-ray "Moonrise Kingdom" you get to travel back in time to 1965 to the island of New Penzance, where you get to follow the childhood adventures of Sam, a troubled young man who has been unsuccessfully trying to fit in as a Khaki Sc... Read More

Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
Iron Sky Blu-ray Review   Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 10:41 AM EST
For sheer audacity of premise, you'd be hard pressed to come up with a more outrageous setup than that which is front and center in Iron Sky. In this film's (literally) lunatic alternate universe, a horde of Nazis has managed to get to the dark side of the moon during the closing days of World War II, building a swastika shaped moon base wh... Read More

The Raven Blu-ray Review
The Raven Blu-ray Review   The Raven Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 8:09 AM EST
"The Raven" should be a lot more entertaining than it actually is. Playing out the final days of writer Edgar Allan Poe, the movie turns the author into a detective of sorts, playing up the man's expertise with macabre situations as he races to save a damsel in distress. After all, who's more skilled at catching murderers than a man who's... Read More

Wall Street Blu-ray Review
Wall Street Blu-ray Review   Wall Street Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/15/2012 7:55 AM EST
Delivering a well thought out look at the seedy side of stock trading, Director Oliver Stone gets down and dirty in the film Wall Street now available on a "Filmmakers Signature Series Blu-ray".  The hard hitting story combined with excellent acting pushed the film to over a $43 million box-office take in 1987 and earned an Oscar and... Read More

The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2012 10:40 AM EST
Based on a series of books by Margery Sharp, Disney's 1977 animated feature The Rescuers continued that success with a film that perhaps seized on a topic that was just right for them – a quaint and charming adventure involving mice. The story follows the Rescue Aid Society, an international organization of mice based in New York that mirrors... Read More

Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review   Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/12/2012 8:44 AM EST
When you have a violent comedy your cast must have the ability to carry out the dialogue with dead pan and tongue-in-cheek precision, with Seven Psychopaths there's no doubt.  Much like the humor in Inglourious Basterds, In Bruges and most of the Grindhouse films, the script and actors fit the bill.  If you can deal with the bloody scenes... Read More

Argo Theatrical Review
Argo Theatrical Review   Argo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2012 3:57 PM EST
Based on a true story the suspense filled film Argo involving the rescue of six Americans opens in theaters this weekend.  Set in the background of unrest in Iran during the President Jimmy Carter era, the covert operation was kept secret until the late 1990's.  The drama based on a book of the same title features a solid script, some fin... Read More

Sinister Theatrical Review
Sinister Theatrical Review   Sinister Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/11/2012 9:10 AM EST
[sin-uh-ster] 1. threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous: a sinister film. Sinister, the latest effort by Scott Derrickson, Director of  "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", is a film about true crime novelist Ellison Oswalt, who is way past his 15 minutes of fame, and is trying so desperately to get it back. So ... Read More



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