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Reviews By Chris Rebholz

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
Who Framed Roger Rabbit   Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/22/2013 1:46 PM EDT
Disney is keenly aware of the appeal and reach of its catalog, down to the best and worst films under the Mouse House banner. Titles like Cinderella and Peter Pan arrive separately and to great fanfare, while other titles shuffle onto shelves en masse, sans the red-carpet treatment afforded their Platinum and Diamond Edition brethren. Last year, it... Read More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/16/2013 8:20 PM EDT
An unexpected journey indeed... The humble, altogether simple story of "The Hobbit" becomes the grand, still relatively simple story of The Hobbit, with a smart series of additions, clarifications, expansions and only a few questionable tweaks or misguided deviations. Told in flashback (with several flashbacks within that flashback),... Read More

Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
Red Dawn   Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/12/2013 11:16 AM EDT
It seemed perpetually delayed and a movie that might never see itself splashed up across cinema screens. The remake of the 1980's red scare Russian invasion Action movie Red Dawn perhaps might have been best left in the can after all. On one hand it's a slick, high-tech, thrilling action film with plenty of fast-moving gun play. On the othe... Read More

Phineas and Ferb DVD Review
Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files - Animal Agents   Phineas and Ferb DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/27/2013 11:14 AM EDT
If you are a fan of Phineas and Ferb, specifically a Perry the Platypus fan, get ready to be excited because Agent P has a whole new slew of adventures for you. As Phineas an Ferb have gained popularity it appears that Perry the Platypus has completely stolen the show. Hot off the heels of the popular Where's My Perry? App, this DVD comes at a grea... Read More

Officer Down Theatrical Review
Officer Down   Officer Down Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/22/2013 2:48 PM EDT
It's hard to say what type of film "Officer Down" wants to be, but it doesn't appear particularly successful on any front. Part cop drama, part whodunit, with a dusting of action dynamics, the picture marches forward without a game plan, creating a confusing, heavy effort that depends on twists to keep the audience invested, only it's... Read More

Argo Blu-ray Review
Argo   Argo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/21/2013 10:53 AM EDT
Argo and filmmaker Ben Affleck are on the march. The 2013 Golden Globes: Argo, Best Motion Picture Drama, Affleck, Best Director. The 2013 BAFTA Awards: Argo, Best Film, Affleck, Best Director. Producers Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Producer of a Motion Picture. Directors Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Directorial Ac... Read More

Skyfall Blu-ray Review
Skyfall   Skyfall Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/18/2013 9:34 AM EDT
For a while, it looked like Skyfall might not happen, as MGM's financial woes caused the film to be tabled, and some of the major players moved on to other projects. But no one has ever been able to keep James Bond down for long. Besides, resurrection and rebirth are among Skyfall's major themes. Thus it was that production resumed in Janua... Read More

Peter Pan Blu-ray Review
Peter Pan   Peter Pan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/30/2013 9:29 PM EDT
Peter Pan: a long-awaited addition to Disney's Blu-ray canon that should make anyone's collection feel more whole, more complete. It isn't just a personal favorite either. It's one of Walt Disney's most beloved animated classics, one of the studio's greatest treasures and arguably the best Disney animated feature released in... Read More

Parker Theatrical Review
Parker   Parker Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/28/2013 8:26 AM EDT
"Parker" is quite the conundrum. It's not bizarre enough in visuals to be unique, nor is it edited flashily enough to be contemporary. It's not overly violent, exploitive, gratuitous, or edgy in any manner and the story is severely lacking creativity. The combination of Statham and Lopez is curious at best, but Statham doesn't... Read More

House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
House at the End of the Street   House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/14/2013 8:22 AM EDT
As Hollywood anoints Jennifer Lawrence as the Next Big Thing, there's some unfinished business to tend to before she bathes in her "Hunger Games" franchise success or tastes Oscar glory with the praise for "Silver Linings Playbook," and its name is "House at the End of the Street." Shot before her stint as Katniss in &... Read More

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