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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie Blu-ray Review

Posted May 10th, 2013 by Brendan Surpless

Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie Blu-ray Review

With topical humor, fans of the ‘high’ duo Cheech & Chong will certainly find a lot to enjoy in their Animated Movie!

Poulenc: La Voix Humaine [Felicity Lott/Graham Johnson] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 10th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Poulenc: La Voix Humaine [Felicity Lott/Graham Johnson] Blu-ray Review

La Voix Humaine, Poulenc’s one-act and one-character opera, is given a tour de force performance by brilliant singing actress, Dame Felicity Lott. Its appeal is enhanced further by the solo piano accompaniment of Graham Johnson.

Solti Centenary Concert [Gergiev/World Orchestra for Peace] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 9th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Solti Centenary Concert [Gergiev/World Orchestra for Peace] Blu-ray Review

The Solti 100th birthday celebration, commemorating this outstanding musician, is the ultimate realization of Solti’s widow, Lady Valerie Solti, and the World Orchestra for Peace that the late conductor founded. A truly marvelous program of works that Solti knew well is carried off by top orchestral players and singers to the delight of those fortunate enough to be in attendance.

Broken City Blu-ray Review

Posted May 9th, 2013 by Brendan Surpless

Broken City Blu-ray Review

The duo of Wahlberg and Crowe can’t save Fox’s Broken City, a complete mess of a film that struggles to find its identity.

One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review

Posted May 9th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review

Robin Williams is strong in this dramatic role, but this 2003 yuppie thriller is far from chilling.

Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani [Teatro Regio di Parma] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 8th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani [Teatro Regio di Parma] Blu-ray Review

While performed on a practically bare stage, this production of Verdi’s infrequently played I Vespri Siciliani receives superb singing and musical direction.

Peter von Winter: Das Labyrinth [Bolton/Mozarteumorchester Salzburg] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 8th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Peter von Winter: Das Labyrinth [Bolton/Mozarteumorchester Salzburg] Blu-ray Review

An opera virtually unknown to today’s audiences, Das Labyrinth is Peter von Winter’s sequel to Mozart’s popular Magic Flute. The outdoor Salzburg Festival performances features a mostly young cast, some stylish singing, and great stage play with clever sets. A most enjoyable watch with great sights and sounds.

Earth’s Final Hours Blu-ray Review

Posted May 8th, 2013 by Brendan Surpless

Earth’s Final Hours Blu-ray Review

While Anchor Bay’s Blu-ray is solid, SyFy’s Earth’s Final Hours just isn’t worth your time.

Shanghai Noon/Shanghai Knights 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted May 8th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Shanghai Noon/Shanghai Knights 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray Review

Jackie Chan’s comedy-westerns that helped solidify him as a star in the States hit Blu-ray in a double feature that should please fans, even if they only come equipped with lossy Dolby Digital soundtracks.

Superman: Unbound Blu-ray Review

Posted May 7th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Superman: Unbound Blu-ray Review

The Man of Steel takes on the menacing Brainiac in this action-packed animated feature from Warner Animation and DC Comics.

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