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reviewed Hellboy (2004 movie). September 10, 2009
Hellboy Special Edition DVD
   WARNING: This review contain spoilers!      “What is this that stands before me Figure in black, which points at me Turn around quick and start to run Find out I’m …
reviewed District 9. August 26, 2009
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District 9
   The idea of using science fiction and horror stories as a way of discussing taboo or controversial social, political, and religious themes is nothing new. Since the birth of the horror genre, …
Poster
"You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest …
reviewed Sin City (2005 film). May 05, 2009
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Sin City
WARNING: This film contains graphic stylized violence including torture, as well as sexuality/nudity, coarse language, and disturbing themes.       Only a sick and twisted mind could …
reviewed The Last of the Mohicans (1992 film). April 27, 2009
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DVD front
Seamlessly blending together elements of multiple genres, including historical drama, action, adventure, war epic, and romance, director Michael Mann paints a beautiful and breathtaking picture of the …
Watchmen
WARNING: This review may contain spoilers!   For the past decade Hollywood has been scrambling over the rights to adapt comic book characters to the big screen. This year one of the most celebrated …
reviewed A Scanner Darkly. January 21, 2009
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WARNING: This review contains spoilers!   Based upon what may be Philip K. Dick's most personal novel, the film A Scanner Darkly is an awe-inspiring "science fiction" film directed by Richard …
reviewed The Island. January 21, 2009
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  WARNING: This review may contain spoilers!   2005 was a year of Box Office disappointments, a year when many good films were overlooked. One such film is The Island, an intriguing science …
reviewed Jumper. January 03, 2009
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Jumper
From director Doug Liman (Go and The Bourne Identity) comes the sci-fi/action film Jumper. The film, which is very, very loosely based upon the novel by Steven Gould, features some intriguing ideas, but …
reviewed The Golden Compass. December 24, 2008
The Golden Compass
WARNING: This review may contain spoilers!      I suppose it's not surprising, what with the current trend of adapting fantasy literature into films, that Philip Pullman's novel The …
reviewed Frequency. December 24, 2008
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DVD front
In the thriller Frequency, directed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear and Fallen), audiences were given an unexpectedly well-made science fiction/suspense film. The film is an expertly directed piece …
reviewed The Invisible. December 24, 2008
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The Invisible
Writer/director David S. Goyer (writer of The Blade Trilogy and Batman Begins) makes a departure from the "comic book" movies for which he is best known, and instead helms this remake of …
reviewed Memento. December 23, 2008
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DVD front
With his second feature film, director Christopher Nolan (Following) created a stunning thriller. Not only is Memento an incredible accomplishment as a film, but also an impressive feat for a relatively …
reviewed Constantine. December 23, 2008
Constantine
Loosely based upon the dark comic book and graphic novel series published by DC Comics/Vertigo, Constantine is a supernatural thriller with amazing visual effects, thrilling action, and a great cast. …
reviewed Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fle.... December 23, 2008
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Sweeney Todd
WARNING: This film contains graphic bloody violence.       Whenever Tim Burton makes a film with his wife, Helena Bonham Carter and his close friend, Johnny Depp as the film's stars... …
reviewed The Princess Bride (1987 film). December 23, 2008
DVD front
Screenwriter and novelist William Goldman's book, The Princess Bride, was first published in 1972. For years Goldman, who wrote the screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, attempted to have …
Jim Henson's Fantasy Film Collection
In the 1980s people were sick of political and social unrest, so naturally they escaped into the zeitgeist of popular culture, which resulted in terrifically shallow yet entertaining films. Two genres …
reviewed The Goonies. December 23, 2008
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Original Poster
In 1985, Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones and E.T.)served as an executive producer on The Goonies, an adventure film based on a story by Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner (Superman). Since …
reviewed Jaws (1975 film). December 23, 2008
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Jaws (Widescreen Anniversary Collector's Edition)
-This review pertains to the Jaws: 30th Anniversary Edition DVD-       In 1975, a young up and coming director named Steven Spielberg (Duel and The Sugarland Express) became America's …
reviewed Jurassic Park: Adventure Pack. December 23, 2008
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Original box front
The Jurassic Park: Adventure Pack includes the three blockbuster films, the first two of which were directed by Steven Spielberg, and the last of which was directed by Joe Johnston. The films are loosely …
reviewed The Jurassic Park Collection. December 23, 2008
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The Jurassic Park Collection
The Jurassic Park Collection comprises of Steven Spielberg's first two Jurassic Park films, which are loosely adapted from the novels by Michael Crichton. Both films were revolutionary in their use of …
reviewed Jurassic Park. December 23, 2008
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Jurassic Park poster
Steven Spielberg's filmmaking career could almost be divided into two categories: adventure and drama. In 1993 he managed to release films in both genres. First came Jurassic Park, a science fiction adventure …
reviewed The Matrix. December 23, 2008
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DVD front
WARNING: This review contains spoilers! DO NOT READ THIS UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN THE FILM!       Every once in a great while a film comes along that changes everything and revolutionizes …
reviewed Kill Bill Vol. 2. December 23, 2008
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Kill Bill Vol. 2
WARNING: This review contains spoilers!       Note: Before reading this review for Kill Bill Vol. 2, please read my review for Kill Bill Vol. 1 to avoid confusion.    …
reviewed Kill Bill Vol. 1. December 23, 2008
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Kill Bill Vol. 1
WARNING: This review contains spoilers!       Note: In my summary of the plot I have put the film's story into chronological order so that events unfold sequentially. This is not the …
reviewed 300 (2007 film). December 22, 2008
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Special Edition DVD (front)
WARNING: This film contains brutal, graphic, stylized action/violence, sexuality/partial nudity, and fascist ideologies.      Based upon Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same …
V for Vendetta (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2006)
"The people always have some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. . .   This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector." …
DVD front
-This review pertains to the original DVD release, not the remastered edition-       In 1990, the final film in the BBC's Narnia series made its debut. The series, which consisted …
reviewed Rosemary's Baby. December 22, 2008
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DVD front
WARNING: This film contains adult subject matter including occultism, sexuality/nudity, frightening images and some language.       In 1968, a controversial director named Roman Polanski (The …
reviewed The Dark Knight. December 19, 2008
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Poster
Three years have passed since audiences thrilled to the exploits of the Caped Crusader in Batman Begins and now writer/director Christopher Nolan (Insomnia and The Prestige) brings us the …
reviewed Batman Begins. December 19, 2008
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Deluxe Edition DVD cover
After the first Batman franchise was driven into the ground by a succession of terrible sequels, it seemed unlikely that there would ever be a respectable Batman film again. But then there came a hope …
reviewed Chicken Run. December 18, 2008
DVD front
After their huge success with Creature Comforts and the Wallace & Gromit shorts, Nick Park and Peter Lord ventured out into the world of full-length features. Using the same style of animation that …
reviewed The Adventures of Indiana Jones - The.... December 17, 2008
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Box Set Cover (front)
In 1981, Steven Spielberg (Jaws) and George Lucas (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope) reinvented the pulp adventure genre that they had fallen in love with during their youth. Their film Raiders of the …
reviewed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the .... December 17, 2008
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Theatrical poster
WARNING: This review contains spoilers!      After 19 years, Indiana Jones returns to the silver screen in what may be Steven Spielberg's worst film ever (or until now, anyway). Indiana …
reviewed Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the .... December 17, 2008
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DVD front
In 1981 Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were at the top of their game. Spielberg had directed Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, while George Lucas had directed American Graffiti and …
reviewed Mulholland Dr.. December 17, 2008
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Mulholland Dr.
In 2001, David Lynch (director of Dune and creator of Twin Peaks) released a complex mystery film that defied the genre rules and mystified audiences. So what's it all about?       …
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