Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Eric English

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  3/28/2016 1:02 PM EDT
Few spectacles of screen transcend generations with as much cultural reverberations as Star Wars. To revel in its current incarnation is to return to its roots as an experimental space opera, crafted in the mind of a man who would come to be both revered and despised for following his calling.Spanning the gamut of nearly four decades from the belov... Read More

I, Robot Blu-ray Review
I, Robot 3D Blu-ray Review   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

Spaceballs Blu-ray Review
Spaceballs (25th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray Review   Spaceballs Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  9/4/2012 4:01 PM EDT
One of the most celebrated film franchises of all time, ‘Star Wars' is also notably one of the most lampooned. From web classics such as "Troops" ( a parody of ‘COPS' starring Storm Troopers) to the tongue-in-cheek LEGO video game versions of the films the sheer scope of the Star Wars Universe lends itself to satire. Perhaps n... Read More

Seeking Justice Theatrical Review
Seeking Justice Theatrical Review   Seeking Justice Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  3/15/2012 9:26 AM EDT
In the gritty underbelly of "post-Katrina" New Orleans, crime is rampant. There are those on both sides of the law, and some who subscribe to neither. The levees are repaired but the heart and soul of the city is lost. Would be vigilantes who seek to clean up the streets by whatever means necessary emerge from the shadows to recruit more ... Read More

Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review   Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  3/4/2012 9:31 PM EDT
"Happy Feet Two" returns us to the frozen arctic on the heels of the Academy Award winning "Happy Feet" (2006). A worthy successor, the film itself is a delight for children and adults alike with several musical numbers, a positive message of working together, and good old fashioned family fun. With several package options to ch... Read More

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review   Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  3/3/2012 6:00 PM EDT
The Lorax marks the fourth story of the late great Dr. Seuss to be adapted into a film. Two of those films, The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas were made into live-action films, while the other, Horton Hears a Who was an animated feature. So far all of the adaptations done by Hollywood have failed in comparison to the original sto... Read More

Immortals Theatrical Review
Immortals Theatrical Review   Immortals Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  11/11/2011 10:40 PM EDT
For the new film Immortals directed by Tarsem Singh, looks are everything. A movie can have a lousy screenplay and uninteresting characters, but as long as the costumes are immaculate and the production design superb, then little else matters. Immortals attempts at having as much machismo as 300 but comes up quite short and has about as much mythol... Read More

Rio DVD Review
Rio DVD Review   Rio DVD Review
(Eric English)  8/10/2011 10:50 PM EDT
Colorful, fun, and entertaining are the some of the (tamer) first words that come to mind when thinking about Rio De Janeiro Brazil. "Rio", from the creators of Ice Age, is a story about a Blue McCaw from Minnesota whose adventures lead him to Brazil for a , you guessed it, colorful, fun, and entertaining romp the whole family will enjoy!... Read More

Unknown Blu-ray Review
Unknown Blu-ray Review   Unknown Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  6/29/2011 9:34 AM EDT
Imagine, if you will, that you just woke up in a hospital with no recollection of how you ended up there?  Furthermore, you are not in your native country, your wife doesn't recognize you, and no one believes you are you.  This is the scenario that Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson from Taken, and Batman Begins) is presented with in the ... Read More

Cedar Rapids Blu-ray Review
Cedar Rapids Blu-ray Review   Cedar Rapids Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  6/28/2011 11:09 AM EDT
The Ed Helms vehicle "Cedar Rapids" makes its way to your big screen with the Blu-Ray release of the "Super Awesome Edition." One may be asking themselves Ed who? You know him from The Office and as the strait shooter Stu from The Hangover 1 and 2. Helms essentially reprises his role from The Hangover here as the conservative na... Read More