Film and Television Reviews

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The Bourne Legacy Theatrical Review
The Bourne Legacy Theatrical Review   The Bourne Legacy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/10/2012 12:45 AM EDT
Director Tony Gilroy takes his time spooling out The Bourne Legacy just avoiding the snooze factor in this forth installment of the Bourne series.  The film is steeped in a lot of superfluous character build up, long periods of uneventful scenes and an outcome that doesn't deliver.  If you are looking for an action thriller from this four... Read More

Ransom Blu-ray Review
Ransom Blu-ray Review   Ransom Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/8/2012 9:30 AM EDT
The name Mel Gibson used to bring a smile to everyone's face, but that quickly changed and now one can't help but cringe at the mere mention of him. A perfectly reasonable reaction in light of the star's recent behavior. However, this review isn't about the man, but about his work, which can't be argued with.  Gibson is a f... Read More

Cocktail Blu-ray Review
Cocktail Blu-ray Review   Cocktail Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/8/2012 9:13 AM EDT
It has been said that Cocktail is a musical in disguise, and it makes a lot of sense. The film has a score composed of reliably catchy tunes, many of them Eighties classics that instantly evoke a specific time and mood. The two male leads, Flanagan and Coughlin, engage in choreographed dance routines disguised as bartending. The characters and thei... Read More

The Color of Money Blu-ray Review
The Color of Money Blu-ray Review   The Color of Money Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/5/2012 7:18 PM EDT
What is it with The Color of Money? The film was profitable, won Paul Newman a long overdue Oscar and helped establish Martin Scorsese's reputation as a commercially viable director. When it was finally issued on DVD, the disc had no features. Now, six years into the Blu-ray format, it has once again been re-issued on a featureless disc that wi... Read More

Home On The Range Blu-ray Review
Home On The Range Blu-ray Review   Home On The Range Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/5/2012 6:05 PM EDT
For Walt Disney fans, the years following the Disney Golden Age -- which began in 1989 with The Little Mermaid and, by most accounts, ended in 1999 with Tarzan -- was a nightmare. Fantasia 2000 underwhelmed, Dinosaur disappointed, Atlantis arrived to mixed reviews and declining box office returns, Treasure Planet was anything but, and Brother Bear ... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Theatrical Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Theatrical Review   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  8/3/2012 7:40 AM EDT
Our kids' summer break is winding down, but before they head back to school, they can enjoy the last few "Dog Days" of summer with Rowley, Greg and his annoying brother Rodrick, in the third edition in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. Since the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series exploded on to the tween scene in 2007, Aut... Read More

Total Recall Theatrical Review
Total Recall Theatrical Review   Total Recall Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  8/3/2012 12:39 AM EDT
In a summer of sequels and reboots comes our first remake, Total Recall. This entry is based on the 1990 film of the same name, and the short story by acclaimed science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick. It seeks to retell the story of Douglas Quaid - a blue collar worker with an average life living in the future who believes he is cut out for somethi... Read More

American Reunion Blu-ray Review
American Reunion Blu-ray Review   American Reunion Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  7/31/2012 7:55 AM EDT
Rated, unrated, a double feature for those who dare... it doesn't matter which way you come at American Reunion. It's one sequel too many. Never mind the American Pie series' appeal, never mind its four maligned direct-to-video sequels, never mind debating whether a fourth film was even necessary. Reunion is a further descent into unrul... Read More

Cellular Blu-ray Review
Cellular Blu-ray Review   Cellular Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  7/31/2012 7:50 AM EDT
If you are a lover of fright films that keep fear on a high level then see Cellular now available on Blu-ray for the first time in the United States.  The creative film has excellent acting, imaginative directing and a great script.  If that's not enough to get the Blu-ray here's another reason to grab it, the smart interesting bonus feat... Read More

Newsies Blu-ray Review
Newsies Blu-ray Review   Newsies Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  7/30/2012 10:06 AM EDT
Newsies' history as a film is as unlikely as that of its titular heroes. The biggest live action flop in Disney's history (at the time), it steadily built a devoted following on home video until it not only recouped its costs, but also spawned a hit stage musical that is currently filling the house on Broadway (and, like most successful mus... Read More