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Reviews By Chris Rebholz

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Megamind Theatrical Review
Megamind   Megamind Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/7/2010 2:16 PM EDT
Animation is an excellent tool for bringing our greatest fantasies to life. In that world our characters can truly defy gravity, face outrageous villains, or go to places unimaginable. This is the case with the movie Megamind. It is the latest venture in the animation world using the age-old hero vs. villain storyline. Will Ferrell and Brad Pi... Read More

127 Hours Theatrical Review
127 Hours   127 Hours Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/7/2010 2:15 PM EDT
What would you do when faced with a desperate situation? Would you be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure your survival? These are the questions that come up while you watch 127 hours, the new movie starring James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle. The movie opens with our lone hero Aron Ralston, played by Franco, setting out extrem... Read More

Romeo + Juliet Blu-ray Review
Romeo + Juliet   Romeo + Juliet Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/2/2010 3:24 PM EDT
There are few great love stories in the world. When it comes to movies most romantic stories barely register on our radar. It is not an easy thing to create dialogue that doesn't come off stale or melodramatic. Such is not the case of the classic Shakespearean story of Romeo & Juliet. There are few who could say that they do not know the story.... Read More

Moulin Rouge Blu-ray Review
Moulin Rouge   Moulin Rouge Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/29/2010 2:07 PM EDT
Moulin Rouge was received with mixed reactions from audiences when it came out. Some felt it was to flamboyant to be taken seriously, while others said it was a "Romeo & Juliet for the twenty first century." The movie was directed by Baz Luhrman who also directed Romeo & Juliet back in the 1990's and it bears his signature style.&... Read More

Robocop Blu-ray Review
RoboCop Trilogy   Robocop Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/27/2010 8:31 PM EDT
The Robocop movie, when originally released was quite successful in the theaters. It did well enough that it went on to spawn two sequels. On the surface the film comes off as your standard action film; a tough as nails hero against seemingly impossible odds. What some viewers may not notice right off that bat is the subtle message about the overwh... Read More

Jonah Hex DVD Review
Jonah Hex   Jonah Hex DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/19/2010 6:28 PM EDT
Jonah Hex is a classic tale of revenge told through the landscape of the Old West. At least that's the tale that was printed in comics. To put it simply, Jonah Hex was born in the early 1800's to a father who sold him into slavery at a very young age. He ended up working for a tribe of Indians and slowly earning their respect. After taking part in ... Read More

The Exorcist Blu-ray Review
The Exorcist   The Exorcist Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/17/2010 11:08 AM EDT
The Exorcist is quite possibly the scariest movie of all time. It would be hard pressed to find those out there who feel differently. Even if that were the case they would at least have to acknowledge the fact that it set the bar for what horror is about. The movie itself isn't just gore and splatter on the screen. It brings also a sense of tension... Read More

The Hangover Blu-ray Review
The Hangover Extreme Edition   The Hangover Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2010 3:48 PM EDT
Who hasn't seen The Hangover? It was a surprise hit of 2009 and went on to become one of the most celebrated comedies in movie history. Who would have thought that a movie about 4 guys who go down to Vegas for a bachelor party, lose the groom, and spend the rest of the movie trying to find him would become as popular as it did? There are even r... Read More

Three Kings Blu-ray Review
Three Kings   Three Kings Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/7/2010 9:57 AM EDT
Some movies don't hit the mark the second they hit the theaters. For whatever reason people just don't gravitate towards, it could be the trailer, the actors in the film or the plot, but it just never gets off the ground the way it should. What ends up happening sometimes is that same movie will develop a following after the Blu-ray release and slo... Read More

Let Me In Theatrical Review
Let Me In   Let Me In Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/6/2010 11:14 PM EDT
There are a lot of movies right now about vampires. So much so that it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed by all of it. So it is refreshing to find a movie that steps a little bit out of the standard vampire myth and instead gives us a commentary on relationships. Let me in was originally a Swedish movie about a young boy whose neighbor, a young ... Read More

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