Film and Television Reviews

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Blu-ray Review
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2012 9:06 AM EDT
Set in the 1800s this action thriller has an odd title, one that turns history on its ear.  Called Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter, the film exaggerates the famous US President's penchant for destroying evil.  More of a horror flick than a history lesson I found the tall tale very entertaining with some excellent CGI to ramp it up. The fil... Read More

I, Robot Blu-ray Review
I, Robot 3D   I, Robot Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  10/30/2012 3:49 PM EDT
As a society we grow more reliant on technological advances everyday. Predictions of how the world would look in a post apocalyptic modern era have largely fallen by the wayside as we ushered in an age of information rather than succumb to our autonomous robot overlords. But what if the opposite were true? 2004's blockbuster "I, Robot"... Read More

Avatar Blu-ray Review
Avatar 3D   Avatar Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/29/2012 10:31 AM EDT
Powerful, amazing, entertaining and captivating describes the way I feel about James Cameron's Avatar, a film that's a treat for sci-fi fans and action junkies around the world. Avatar has been recently released in a combo pack that includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD all in one box set. The movie gets a startlingly clear and clean transfe... Read More

Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
Pete's Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition   Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/29/2012 9:32 AM EDT
As a child, there were four films in constant rotation in my life: Return of the Jedi, The Secret of NIMH, The NeverEnding Story and Pete's Dragon. There were other movies scattered about as well. Some beloved, some not-so-beloved. But none were worn more ragged, none were more treasured, none more committed to memory than those four. In the ye... Read More

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D   Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/28/2012 1:17 PM EDT
Since 2009, there have been four "Paranormal Activity" pictures. The last "Silent Hill" movie came out in 2006, which is practically a century in horror film franchise years. Genre fans have short attention spans, making the delayed appearance of "Silent Hill: Revelation" a real head scratcher, especially after the ori... Read More

Magic Mike Blu-ray Review
Magic Mike   Magic Mike Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/25/2012 9:21 AM EDT
No cover charge, no stack of singles needed. This week Warner Brothers releases Steven Soderbergh's latest hit "Magic Mike" on Blu-ray to a local store near you. If you don't know about "Magic Mike" and its six-pack abed cast let me give you a quick idea of what this film is all about. Six men dance and strip down to a... Read More

Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review
Cloud Atlas   Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/25/2012 8:30 AM EDT
Tedious comes to mind after watching this tale of fantasy that spans six time periods within five centuries played out in nearly 3 hours.  Cloud Atlas, although an admirable piece of movie making tends to be so complex that viewers I'm afraid, will just not get it.  It's a brain teaser of sorts, one that challenges an audience to connect ... Read More

The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray Review
The Great Mouse Detective   The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/24/2012 8:37 AM EDT
Sherlock Holmes is in the midst of yet another pop culture resurgence. Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. have brought the titular master sleuth back to the big screen. Twice. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have transplanted Holmes and Watson into the modern age in the BBC's terrific Sherlock series. And Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu are giving ... Read More

Touch DVD Review
Touch: The Complete First Season   Touch DVD Review
(John Delia)  10/19/2012 11:13 AM EDT
Made up one of the most challenging and intriguing plots to come along, Touch: The First Complete Season is now available on DVD and Blu-ray in box sets.  The weekly show that aired in 2012 has a lot of suspense, brain teasing and love between a father and son.  I like the series, not only for the acting, but the originality and uniquenes... Read More

People Like Us Blu-ray Review
People Like Us   People Like Us Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/19/2012 9:09 AM EDT
The inspirational film People Like Us has been released in a Blu-ray Combo pack with some very nice bonus features.  It's a good film with an emotional story that's well acted and directed.  A chick flick of sorts, the movie should have a high appeal from the 25 and older target market. Inspired by a true story the movie finds down o... Read More