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Reviews By Chris Rebholz

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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines   Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/15/2012 10:36 AM EDT
Let's just say this up front: Wrong Turn 5 is certainly the worst entry in what's arguably the worst horror franchise of the past decade. If you value your time and money, you shouldn't even finish reading to the bottom of this paragraph. Forget that Wrong Turn 5 exists. Spend your hard-earned, entertainment-earmarked cash elsewhere. Bu... Read More

Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
Pete's Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition   Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/29/2012 9:32 AM EDT
As a child, there were four films in constant rotation in my life: Return of the Jedi, The Secret of NIMH, The NeverEnding Story and Pete's Dragon. There were other movies scattered about as well. Some beloved, some not-so-beloved. But none were worn more ragged, none were more treasured, none more committed to memory than those four. In the ye... Read More

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D   Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/28/2012 1:17 PM EDT
Since 2009, there have been four "Paranormal Activity" pictures. The last "Silent Hill" movie came out in 2006, which is practically a century in horror film franchise years. Genre fans have short attention spans, making the delayed appearance of "Silent Hill: Revelation" a real head scratcher, especially after the ori... Read More

The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray Review
The Great Mouse Detective   The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/24/2012 8:37 AM EDT
Sherlock Holmes is in the midst of yet another pop culture resurgence. Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. have brought the titular master sleuth back to the big screen. Twice. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have transplanted Holmes and Watson into the modern age in the BBC's terrific Sherlock series. And Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu are giving ... Read More

Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review
Chernobyl Diaries   Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/18/2012 7:58 AM EDT
Even for fans of "extreme tourism," spending an afternoon in a deserted city surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant hardly sounds like a jolly holiday. Within minutes of setting off with shady tour guide Uri (Dimitri Diatchenko), four American twenty-something tourists and two European backpackers are in for more than the promised ... Read More

Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
Iron Sky   Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 10:41 AM EDT
For sheer audacity of premise, you'd be hard pressed to come up with a more outrageous setup than that which is front and center in Iron Sky. In this film's (literally) lunatic alternate universe, a horde of Nazis has managed to get to the dark side of the moon during the closing days of World War II, building a swastika shaped moon base wh... Read More

The Raven Blu-ray Review
The Raven   The Raven Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 8:09 AM EDT
"The Raven" should be a lot more entertaining than it actually is. Playing out the final days of writer Edgar Allan Poe, the movie turns the author into a detective of sorts, playing up the man's expertise with macabre situations as he races to save a damsel in distress. After all, who's more skilled at catching murderers than a man who's... Read More

The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition   The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2012 10:40 AM EDT
Based on a series of books by Margery Sharp, Disney's 1977 animated feature The Rescuers continued that success with a film that perhaps seized on a topic that was just right for them – a quaint and charming adventure involving mice. The story follows the Rescue Aid Society, an international organization of mice based in New York that mirrors... Read More

Prometheus Blu-ray Review
Prometheus   Prometheus Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/10/2012 9:22 AM EDT
Firstly, yes, "Prometheus" is a prequel to "Alien." 20th Century Fox played coy with the pre-release details for a reason, hoping that they could create generous buzz and a bit of mystery surrounding a sensitive production. Unfortunately, it wasn't an especially satisfying prequel to "Alien," doing away with the or... Read More

Hoffa Blu-ray Review
Hoffa Filmmaker Signature Series   Hoffa Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/8/2012 9:49 AM EDT
Jimmy Hoffa; anyone who knows a little about unions, truckers or the formation of the Teamsters is familiar with his name. In 1992 Danny DeVito attempted to weave a story of the often misunderstood man. Jack Nicholson plays the Detroit street fighter who rose from the ranks of trucker and labor organizer to build the Teamsters into the nation's... Read More

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