Film and Television Reviews

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Bolt Blu-ray Review
Bolt 3D Blu-ray Review   Bolt Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/10/2011 8:37 AM EST
Bolt is one of those movies that come along where everything aligns at the right time.  A usually underrated film, this movie has a soul that will pull at your heartstrings at the end.  Bolt is the story of a movie dog that is the star of a popular TV show named after him.  Bolt has a uniqueness to him in that all he has known is his... Read More

J. Edgar Theatrical Review
J. Edgar Theatrical Review   J. Edgar Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/09/2011 1:45 PM EST
The interesting and historical J. Edgar has reached local movie theatres with very good performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Judi Dench.  The film has a few flaws, but it does give a good account of the man who was the first director of the FBI.   The film follows the life of J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) the first director of ... Read More

Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review
Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review   Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/08/2011 8:54 AM EST
There's a great movie to be made about the history of the circus. Water for Elephants strives to be that film, but misses the mark. There is also an intriguing drama to be fashioned out of the rituals and customs of those who've lived their lives under the Big Top. There have always been great romances created out of star-crossed characters... Read More

Tower Heist Theatrical Review
Tower Heist Theatrical Review   Tower Heist Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/06/2011 8:19 PM EST
Rush Hour's Brett Ratner returns to direct Tower Heist, a lighthearted film with an impressive ensemble cast. Stiller plays the lead Josh, a workaholic manger of ‘The Tower'; a set of elite apartments in New York owned by one Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). Josh has always looked up to Shaw and the two have something of a friendship they are even ch... Read More

Toy Story 2 Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 2 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/03/2011 9:31 PM EST
Following the success of the first Toy Story movie, Toy Story 2 continues the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys.  It's been a few years since we last saw the toys – Molly, Andy's sister, is older now, and the puppy we first noticed at the end of the first movie is older.  Andy is going away to summer cowboy camp, and... Read More

Toy Story Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/03/2011 9:30 PM EST
On November 1, Disney released the original Toy Story on 3D Blu-ray combo pack.  There is something about this release that I haven't noticed about most other 3D releases and that is: This movie looks better in 3D than it does on regular Blu-ray.  While Toy Story 3 was being made, the team at Pixar re-rendered the first and second movies ... Read More

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Theatrical Review
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Theatrical Review   A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/03/2011 7:33 PM EST
Definitely a man flick A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas follows up on the other two outings with a lot of eye candy and sex, but the gals will get an eye full too. You do not have to have seen the other two flicks, but I bet you will go rent them after seeing this wild comedy; it's as good at The Hangover. Their signature full circle cra... Read More

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray Review
Toy Story 3 3D Blu-ray Review   Toy Story 3 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/02/2011 8:09 PM EST
On November 1, Walt Disney and Pixar released Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, bonus features Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy.  Toy Story 3 is the last chapter in the trilogy that is the story of Woody the Cowboy and Buzz Lightyear the Space Ranger.  In this last chapter we find out that Andy is on his way to college, and his mom wa... Read More

Cars 2 Blu-ray Review
Cars 2 3D Blu-ray Review   Cars 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/01/2011 4:00 PM EST
Beginning November 1, you can buy the Cars 2 Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy).  Cars 2, which is the highest grossing animated film of 2011 to date, is the continuing story of Lightning McQueen from the original story.   But that is about all it has in common with the first movie.  The first movie had the charm ... Read More

In Time Theatrical Review
In Time Theatrical Review   In Time Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/31/2011 10:26 PM EST
Writer/director Andrew Niccol's films make you pause and require some smart thinking. His film Gattaca, which he wrote, was also his first directing debut and a favorite of some sci-fi fans. Next came The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey and written and produced by Niccol, which received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. N... Read More