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Reviews By Chris Rebholz

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked   Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/13/2012 5:00 PM EDT
Alvin, Simon and Theodore—along with their female counterparts, The Chipettes—head off on an oceanic cruise with their exasperated manager, Dave Seville (Jason Lee, My Name is Earl). On the cruise, Alvin acts like the annoying rodent he is by creating absolute havoc. The ship's captain warns Dave if The Chipmunks screw up one more t... Read More

We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review
We Bought A Zoo   We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/11/2012 12:01 PM EDT
We Bought a Zoo is located at the intersection of Feel Good Road and Predictable Lane. Matt Damon saps it up as the father who means to do well by his two children after their mother passes, but is hounded by impossibly over-the-top government bureaucrats, teenage angst, and Scarlett Johansson. Scratch that, that last one is actually a good thing.&... Read More

War Horse Blu-ray Review
War Horse   War Horse Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/7/2012 10:37 AM EDT
When the 2010 Academy Awards nominees were announced they seemed to justify the expansion of the Best Picture category to ten slots. But when the 2011 nominees came down, some began to wonder: is there really a benefit to nominating so many films? While The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and Tree of Life earned their pl... Read More

Casablanca Blu-ray Review
Casablanca (70th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition)   Casablanca Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/27/2012 10:41 AM EDT
Casablanca is great. It's the quintessential Hollywood film; a classic example of the studio machine: fantastic acting, an artful directorial style, a sentimental score, and a story that will warm the many frozen rivers of your cold, cold heart. It's filled with classic lines ("I stick my neck out for nobody!") and unparalleled dr... Read More

The Killing Blu-ray Review
The Killing: Season One   The Killing Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/23/2012 2:48 PM EDT
AMC has produced some big hits these past few years i.e. Breaking Bad, Mad Men and most recently The Walking Dead. That doesn't mean that everything they touch will take off like a rocket. Case in point: The Killing. A girl is murdered, and the unseen act creates a ripple effect across several socio-economic layers in the excessively bleak... Read More

Wizards Blu-ray Review
Wizards   Wizards Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/22/2012 8:57 PM EDT
Ralph Bakshi was never one for "making sense" in his animated features. He preferred stuff you could get expand your mind to: epic fantasy landscapes populated by bizarre creatures with motivations that are never completely clear. This is not meant to sound like criticism however. True, it had made a number of his films extremel... Read More

The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review
The Bodyguard   The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/21/2012 8:13 AM EDT
You could write a whole essay on Whitney Houston's career alone without ever having to mention her numerous acting roles. However, it is 1992's "The Bodyguard" that set her second career in motion. Before delving into that film though, let's note some fun trivia regarding said movie. "The Bodyguard" got generall... Read More

Immortals Blu-ray Review
Immortals 3D   Immortals Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/20/2012 3:15 PM EDT
Immortals plays like the illegitimate offspring of 300 and Clash of the Titans, but while it is far better than the latter, it falls short of the former. With this film a weak narrative is overshadowed by showy visuals. Immortals uses Greek mythology as a jumping-off point, but any resemblance to the classic tales are fleeting. The writers behind t... Read More

Goon Theatrical Review
Goon   Goon Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/13/2012 8:56 AM EDT
As much as "Moneyball" wasn't about baseball, "Goon" isn't really about the game of hockey. There's plenty of tense action on the ice to enjoy, but the picture is more fascinated with the elements of violence that dominate the sport, celebrating the bloodletting and glove-tossing escalation, forming a gladiator sport... Read More

Wanderlust Theatrical Review
Wanderlust   Wanderlust Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/26/2012 8:14 PM EDT
Trust falls? Rap sessions? Giggle weed? Whatever tools of the trade Paul Rudd and director David Wain share to dream up the kind of inspired nutso stuff Rudd has done in smart-funny-raunchy winners like Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models. But whatever it is, the two are in a groove — and backed up by some blissed-out creative co-conspira... Read More

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