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Reviews By Allison Skornick-Rose

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Dark Phoenix Theatrical Review
Dark Phoenix   Dark Phoenix Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/6/2019 10:17 AM EDT
It's the end of an era.  As Twentieth Century Fox closes out its final slate, they also close out one of their very successful franchises with this week's Dark Phoenix. Nineteen years ago in July 2000 X-Men came to movie theaters bringing yet another set of comic books to life on the big screen.  Nine movies later (not including the two D... Read More

Batman & Robin 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman & Robin   Batman & Robin 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/5/2019 4:52 PM EDT
In 1997, two years after the monetarily successful but critically panned Batman Returns, Director Joel Schumacher (The Phantom of the Opera) helmed the fourth installment of the popular franchise, Batman & Robin.  Once again, the lead was replaced and George Clooney (Michael Clayton) stepped into the role previously held by Michael Keaton ... Read More

Batman Forever 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman Forever   Batman Forever 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/4/2019 5:06 PM EDT
After the rebooted 1989 and 1992, Tim Burton-helmed Batman and Batman Returns, Director Joel Schumacher (Phone Booth) took over in 1995 with Batman Forever.  The film, which also saw the departure of Michael Keaton (Spotlight) in favor of Val Kilmer (Top Gun) as the Caped Crusader, was one of the top-grossing movies of the year.  It solid... Read More

The Natural 4K Ultra HD Review
The Natural   The Natural 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/4/2019 12:29 PM EDT
Thirty-five years ago director Barry Levinson (Rain Man) adapted Bernard Malamud's 1952 novel into a major motion picture entitled The Natural.  For fans of America's pastime – baseball – the story is a beautiful telling of the game and life from one player's view.  For anyone else, it is a tale of human nature, triumph agains... Read More

Batman Returns 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman Returns   Batman Returns 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/3/2019 5:07 PM EDT
After the success of 1989's Batman and Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands) and Michael Keaton's (Spotlight) ability to reboot and reinvigorate the entire franchise, Warner Bros. continued with a second installment in 1992 called Batman Returns. The darker, more sinister vibe that Burton brought to the story appealed to fans and mere moviegoers alike a... Read More

Gloria Bell Blu-ray Review
Gloria Bell   Gloria Bell Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/3/2019 3:16 PM EDT
A film called Gloria premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Co-written and directed by Sebastian Lelio, the movie went on to become an Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language film and earned praise for both Lelio and leading actress, Paulina Garcia (The Desert Bride).  The film was redone in English in 2019 (titled Gl... Read More

Batman 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman   Batman 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/2/2019 6:18 PM EDT
Batman first appeared in DC Comics 80 years ago.  Over the years he has been referred to as the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader and even, the World's Greatest Detective. In 1966 he first appeared on television portrayed by Adam West and ran for three seasons. There were also two movies that were made in the 1940s.  Then in 1989 Tim Burton... Read More

Ma Theatrical Review
Ma   Ma Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  5/29/2019 4:02 PM EDT
Kids can be cruel.  The concept is not new and high school bullying can leave scars that last a lifetime.  For many, it builds character and changes who they are as a person.  It makes them emotionally stronger, tougher and hopefully less cruel towards others themselves.  Most grow up to be fairly well-adjusted adults but someti... Read More

Aladdin Theatrical Review
Aladdin   Aladdin Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  5/24/2019 8:27 AM EDT
"It's a whole new world"…truer words have never been spoken (or in this case sung).  At the same time, it's a world in which the past is reappearing and becoming reimagined for better or for worse.  This is especially true for movies and the latest in this continuing trend is Disney's Aladdin.  Originally released in... Read More

The Upside Blu-ray Review
The Upside   The Upside Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  5/23/2019 10:28 PM EDT
No matter how bad your life is… it could always be worse.  You could be terminally ill or homeless or, in the case of Philip Lacasse Bryan Cranston; Breaking Bad), become a paraplegic who need constant help to get out of bed, eat, and go to the bathroom.  Based on a true story and an adaptation of the 2011 French Film, The Untoucha... Read More

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