Film and Television Reviews

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray Review
The Odd Life of Timothy Green   The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/12/2012 9:06 AM EDT
"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" forces an enormous amount of whimsy down the throat of its audience in the early moments of the picture, though it doesn't take very long to develop a taste for the sweet stuff. Heartfelt and genuinely magical, this Disney release is perfect for the family, touching on themes of parenthood for adults, while... Read More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Theatrical Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/11/2012 9:48 AM EDT
"In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit." That's how J.R.R.Tolkien introduced us to his first novel set within the realms of Middle Earth -- short, sharp, to the point.. It's a pity then, that in his film adaptation of the same novel, Peter Jackson did not think along such lines.An Unexpected Journey Begins on your iPhone wi... Read More

Smashed Theatrical Review
Smashed   Smashed Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/05/2012 11:51 AM EDT
Nicely acted the film Smashed takes you on a journey of alcoholism and denial.  The movie does a good job of opening windows into the humiliating, demeaning and dire consequences of addiction to alcohol.  While not a Days of Wine and Roses, the film does make good grades as an educational tool. The movie centers on a young married co... Read More

The Simpsons DVD Review
Simpsons: Season 15   The Simpsons DVD Review
(John Delia)  12/04/2012 9:35 AM EDT
Whenever I think of the Simpsons, Homer flashes in my mind with those pop-eyes, pot belly and 12 o'clock shadow and most often with a dysfunctional grin. He hasn't changed much over the years and with the Simpsons Fifteenth Season just released, you can expect more of the fun loving guy that's the brunt of the comedy. You get a lot for your do... Read More

The Apparition Blu-ray Review
The Apparition   The Apparition Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/03/2012 10:47 AM EDT
"The Apparition" contains less story than a Twilight film. In fact, the trailer on the Blu-ray for "The Apparition" is actually more of a movie than "The Apparition." A wildly incoherent effort that spends most of its running time avoiding its own plot, "The Apparition" is one of those major studio releases t... Read More

Finding Nemo Blu-ray Review
Finding Nemo   Finding Nemo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/03/2012 10:05 AM EDT
Cars is typically labeled Pixar's most divisive film, but it's actually Finding Nemo that draws the widest and most passionate range of responses. Still, the years have indeed been kinder to the film's surprisingly viable animation than its beached-whale script and, beloved or no, Finding Nemo isn't the ultimate Pixar experience it ... Read More

Up Blu-ray Review
Up 3D   Up Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/03/2012 9:52 AM EDT
The long list of PIXAR films being released in 3D now includes Oscar winner UP a family favorite that touches the heart and tickles the funny bone.  Released in a 5-Disc box set, the package includes a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Discs (2), DVD and Digital Copy just in time for Holiday giving.  If you already have a 3D set-up or have interest in ... Read More

The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Review
The Dark Knight Rises   The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/26/2012 8:38 PM EDT
This year may well go down as the year of the comic book hero in movie history; there has been a whole host of them. Still, it was no surprise that, among them, one of the most hotly anticipated comic book hero movies of the year was The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), the last in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Beginning in 2005 with&n... Read More

The Watch Blu-ray Review
The Watch   The Watch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2012 7:07 PM EDT
Costco seems like it would make a decent place to ride out the zombie apocalypse. You've got a near-endless supply of pallets loaded with bulk food, enough toilet paper to TP Trump Tower, and sliding metal gates to keep out the undead hordes. But who would have imagined that a Costco in suburban Ohio would be ground zero for an alien invasion o... Read More

Hitchcock Theatrical Review
Hitchcock   Hitchcock Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2012 6:41 PM EDT
"Hitchcock" arrives in theaters just a month after the airing of HBO's "The Girl," an unflattering portrait of Alfred Hitchcock's troubled dealings with star Tippi Hedren during production on "The Birds" and "Marnie." While it similarly references the helmer's attempts to manipulate the blonde lea... Read More