Movie Reviews, Digital HD Reviews, and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Skornick-Rose

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Toy Story 4 Theatrical Review
Toy Story 4   Toy Story 4 Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  18/06/2019 11:12 EDT
"You've got a friend in me"… since 1995 those words have been synonymous with the Disney animated movie Toy Story and Woody (Tom Hanks; Cast Away) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen; Home Improvement).  Over the next fifteen years, we were treated to two more films in the franchise that followed the adventures of Andy's toys as the... Read More

Men in Black: International Theatrical Review
Men in Black: International   Men in Black: International Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/06/2019 14:58 EDT
Do you believe aliens live amongst us here on earth,…hiding in plain sight?  Are you one of those individuals who is fascinated by conspiracy theories? Do you think our government is hiding secret agencies who go around "erasing" the evidence of aliens?  Well, then you know the premise of the MIB movie franchise that bega... Read More

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 4K Ultra HD Review
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi   13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/06/2019 09:33 EDT
It all began eleven years earlier on September 11, 2001, with the attack on United States soil that saw the deaths of over 3,000 people.  Then five weeks later Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya, was captured and killed near Sirte, which leads to years of unrest in the Arab state.  Warring rebel groups fought for control of the ... Read More

Dark Phoenix Theatrical Review
Dark Phoenix   Dark Phoenix Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  06/06/2019 10:17 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)  05/06/2019 16:52 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)  04/06/2019 17:06 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)  04/06/2019 12:29 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)  03/06/2019 17:07 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)  03/06/2019 15:16 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)  02/06/2019 18:18 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

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