Film and Television Reviews

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Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review
Wrath of the Titans   Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/27/2012 10:00 AM EDT
Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans arrived to negative reviews, divided audiences, and set off a much discussed 3D. Warner cleaned house for the sequel. New director, new screenwriters, new beasties, and a leaner, meaner tale. But is this version/sequel any better? In some ways, yes -- the performances are certainly better, the dialogue shar... Read More

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/23/2012 6:52 PM EDT
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter": Those four words, strung together in that order, sound like a lot of fun, don't they? It's a totally ridiculous premise, this notion that the 16th U.S. president lived a whole other secret life, prowling about at night, seeking out bloodsuckers. But it's a creative one, and it should have prov... Read More

Brave Theatrical Review
Brave   Brave Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/22/2012 1:42 PM EDT
The latest feature from cinema Juggernaut Pixar is  Brave and while visually it is everything we've come to expect from that think-tank of geniuses it might disappoint many loyal fans. This marks the 13th animated feature from the world's most consistently successful film company and the first (for them)  set in that version ... Read More

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World   Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  06/22/2012 8:36 AM EDT
Usually with a disaster movie you follow the main characters as they fight for survival.  In this case, we have something different: there is no hope for survival.  What would you do?  Would you party like its 1999?  Would you loot?  Would you continue about your daily life?  Would you spend it with your family?  ... Read More

Project X Blu-ray Review
Project X   Project X Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/21/2012 9:09 AM EDT
Morally vapid. Those are the words that come to mind when analyzing this movie. Producer Todd Phillips and director Nima Nourizadeh's Project X is a wasteland; a vast empty desert prowled by self-destructive teenagers consuming anything and everything that will bring them to the brink of death.  Adults who find humor in underage drinking a... Read More

Rock of Ages Theatrical Review
Rock of Ages   Rock of Ages Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  06/14/2012 9:43 AM EDT
The raw edge of 1980's rock music, mixed liberally with the associated lingo, leads to a fun-packed, two hours of movie fun in the form of Rock of Ages. It should have you singing along to a whole host of recognizable hits that have stood the test of time.Based on the hit Broadway show, the movie follows wannabe singers Sherrie (Julianne Hough) and... Read More

That's My Boy Theatrical Review
That's My Boy   That's My Boy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/13/2012 4:45 PM EDT
Coming off a dismal outing with Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler releases his newest comedy That's My Boy trying to reconnect to his fans.  Partnering up with Andy Samberg and going old school he makes the film a hit. The very funny story builds during each act leading to a very humorous ending. The silly little plot goes like this; w... Read More

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/13/2012 9:12 AM EDT
With the element of surprise now a distant memory, the "Sherlock Holmes" franchise elects a threatening route of sleuthing to entice fans back into the realm of mystery. Although never grim, "A Game of Shadows" dials down the sometimes absurdity that defined the 2009 blockbuster, a quality that did an amazing job clearing away t... Read More

John Carter Blu-ray Review
John Carter 3D   John Carter Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/08/2012 8:57 PM EDT
With occasional exceptions, like Michael Keaton's Batman, we want and expect our superheroes to be classically handsome. But the interplanetary sci-fi bash John Carter proves it's possible for a superhero to be incredibly good-looking…in the wrong way. Taylor Kitsch, who stars as the space warrior created a hundred years ago by Edgar... Read More

Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
Act of Valor   Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/08/2012 7:41 PM EDT
It isn't enough to call the men of SEAL Team 7 heroes; that's easy to see. They are much more complicated than cardboard cutout supermen. Act of Valor is a good ol' fashioned war movie, in the vein of those old WWII movies where the good guys kill the bad guys, they wave the flag, and thank God unabashedly. These are men who willingly p... Read More