Film and Television Reviews

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  08/14/2017 4:55 PM EDT
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Long Haul is the most recent movie in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise, based off of the series by author, writer, and producer, Jeff Kinney. Cute and entertaining for the kids when you need to occupy them, this is a lighthearted and family friendly comedy that –while over exaggerating a teen's... Read More

Blindspot Blu-ray Review
Blindspot: The Complete Second Season   Blindspot Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  08/08/2017 8:38 AM EDT
Suspenseful dramas that captivate the audience week upon week and keep them engaged are a rare find, and if you watch Warner Bros. Blindspot you will know that there are not many shows made like this one.  Created by Martin Gero and produced by Greg Berlanti, who has worked on Everwood as well as the DC's Arrowverse, no won... Read More

The Dinner Blu-ray Review
The Dinner   The Dinner Blu-ray Review
(Andres Andy Rozo, Jr)  08/07/2017 4:39 PM EDT
You're invited to see "The Dinner" for a not so fun and yet thought provoking two hours. At first, you'll be confused, at least, I was, by the narration and exactly what is going on in this third incarnation (Dutch and Italian were first & second) of Herman Koch's 2009 book about two estranged brothers and their families.Stan Lohman (... Read More

Crashing Blu-ray Review
Crashing: The Complete First Season   Crashing Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/07/2017 9:46 AM EDT
Look up the definition of the word crashing online and you come up with several options... Merriam-Webster defines it as utter, absolute while The Urban dictionary describes it as either coming down from a drug high or attending an event that is not publicized or that one has not invited to.  It can also mean staying with friends unexpectedly ... Read More

Big Little Lies Blu-ray Review
Big Little Lies   Big Little Lies Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/01/2017 3:27 PM EDT
HBO is on a roll.  Most of their shows and documentaries are excellent productions that win awards and critical praise.  Of course, I'm sure it's easier to create top quality work when only 7-13 episodes are being produced but the production quality is top rate nonetheless.  One of their latest endeavors is a seven part miniseries ca... Read More

Going in Style Blu-ray Review
Going in Style   Going in Style Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/01/2017 9:13 AM EDT
In 1979 George Burns (Oh, God!), Art Carney (Last Action Hero) and Lee Strasberg (...and justice for all) starred in director Martin Brest's (Scent of a Woman) comedy Going in Style. In 2017 Zach Braff (Scrubs) directed and produced a remake of the film starring Michael Caine (The Dark Knight), Morgan Freeman (The Shaw... Read More

The Circle Blu-ray Review
The Circle   The Circle Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/01/2017 8:53 AM EDT
Ever wonder what it's like working for a large Tech company? How would you like to be able to access information and be "dialed in" 24 hours a day/7 days a week? What if it isn't all it's cracked up to be?  People warn that technology is taking over our world and The Circle gives one scenario of how things could be.Based on the book ... Read More

Gifted Blu-ray Review
Gifted   Gifted Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/29/2017 9:38 AM EDT
Anyone who has been in a custody battle for a minor knows it can be an ugly affair.  It gets even more complicated when it isn't the biological parents fighting.  Everyone thinks they have the best interest of the child at heart but personal issues generally come into play, which is why a judge needs to review all the details and make an ... Read More

Warlock Blu-ray Review
Warlock Collection   Warlock Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  07/25/2017 9:36 AM EDT
I don't know how many times I can say this but these Vestron Video releases are casting a spell on me. As a long-time genre fan, I could never get enough of anything horror related, even after the golden age of horror had begun to wane, and the 80's lurched into the early 90's and the horror scene had begun its slow decline, I was still compelled t... Read More

Buster's Mal Heart Blu-ray Review
Buster's Mal Heart   Buster's Mal Heart Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  07/17/2017 4:45 PM EDT
Well Go USA releases psycho-thriller Buster's Mal Heart this coming week and Sarah Adina Smith (GoodBye World) both directed and wrote the film.  Rami Malek (Mr. Robot; Twilight:  Breaking Dawn Part 2) and D.J. Qualls (Z Nation) star in the movie and the title surprises me because it seems to be a play on words- Mal meaning bad in Spanish... Read More

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