Film and Television Reviews

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The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
The Artist and the Model   The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/30/2013 11:10 AM EST
One of the most truly artistic films this year turns out to be foreign and in black and white, but the charming, beautiful, sweet and convincing story out shines anything else.  It's called The Artist and the Model with brilliant performances that draw you into a window of the past where World War II takes a pause and sparks a different kind o... Read More

Heart of the Country DVD Review
Heart of the Country   Heart of the Country DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/30/2013 10:17 AM EST
"Heart of the Country" releasing to DVD on Aug. 20, isn't necessarily a bad movie, but there's really not much that is too memorable in the 87-minute runtime. The story is a by the numbers affair, taking cues from so many better features that have come before it. It seems these days that any film or TV show featuring a woman at th... Read More

Getaway Theatrical Review
Getaway   Getaway Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/29/2013 10:33 AM EST
Burning rubber for nearly 90 minutes the movie Getaway slams into theaters this weekend.  It's not Fast and Furious or even a remake of The Getaway, but a script that emulates films like Bullet, Drive and a myriad of car chase films. It's non-stop action from the word go, pushing the tachometer into the red allowing only a few times for the au... Read More

Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
Closed Circuit   Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/27/2013 1:05 PM EST
This cat and mouse thriller takes a startling twist as it weaves a tale of terrorism and trust in the film Closed Circuit.  The story rules the feature with compelling writing under the fine direction of John Crowley.  It plays out like a John Grisham novel with edge of your seat suspense and tense courtroom drama. The fine acting keeps t... Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness Digital HD Review
Star Trek Into Darkness   Star Trek Into Darkness Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/27/2013 1:00 PM EST
I was completely swept away by the 2009 reinvention of "Star Trek". Director J.J. Abrams approached an impossible creative challenge with startling confidence, restoring awe to a brand name that had lost its way while removing the need to be slavish to Gene Roddenberry's original creation as it paved the way for its own universe of alien ... Read More

Epic Blu-ray Review
Epic   Epic Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/27/2013 10:38 AM EST
The title of Blue Sky Studios' latest animated film seems to be both ironic and sincere, the former because Epic is concerned with an incredibly small-scale view—it stars little woodland creatures and a race of tiny, fairy-like humans—and the latter because the film tries to mount a large-scale action-adventure that pits the forces ... Read More

Grey's Anatomy DVD Review
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Ninth Season   Grey's Anatomy DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2013 10:49 AM EST
Grey's Anatomy came onto the TV scene, believe it or not, over 9 years ago and during that time has garnered a strong and loyal following. Mostly, the audience for this show is women which isn't so surprising when you take a closer look at the plot of the show. Take a few handsome television actors, make their characters good and noble with just th... Read More

The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review
The Great Gatsby   The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2013 9:45 AM EST
There's no shortness of irony swirling around Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, a slick but shallow retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. From Strictly Ballroom to Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! to Australia, the famously ritzy, operatic visionary is known for elevating, even celebrating style over substance. Sub... Read More

The World's End Theatrical Review
The World's End   The World's End Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  08/23/2013 9:42 AM EST
After the successes of last decade's Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, director Edgar Wright treats us to one last flavour in his hilarious "Cornetto" trilogy,The World's End, which also sees Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reuniting with Wright for the third time.The World's End opens with Gary King (Pegg), a fortysomething s... Read More

Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
Kick-Ass 2   Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/16/2013 3:46 PM EST
Whenever you have a sequel to an extremely well done movie that could be a one and done story, you run the risk of ruining the first movie with a poorly executed follow-up.  That was a concern of mine, especially since Matthew Vaughn (the director of the original Kick-Ass, and X-Men First Class) was turning over the reins to  Jeffrey Wadl... Read More

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