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reviewed A History of Violence (2005 film). December 11, 2006
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This is one of those movies that seems to start off as a powerhouse and then peters off where the director was not sure where to take it and the movie seems to feel more like a long Sopranos episode than …
reviewed Blade: Trinity. November 27, 2006
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Blade: Trinity
Pros: Ryan Reynolds, semi-decent plot     Cons: Characters make stupid mistakes, excessive language use, script, some acting     The Bottom Line: I think this movie …
reviewed Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: Best of the Best .... November 21, 2006
Great artwork fails to impress when coupled with a largely incoherent story -- mostly because (SPOILERS IMMEDIATELY AHEAD!) the bad guy is largely most incoherent due to a spatial (?) condition of being …
reviewed Justice League Unlimited - Season One.... November 03, 2006
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Justice League Unlimited - Season One (DC Comics
My other half was excited to get this at hand. He had waited forever to see all these amazing super heroes together and this show did not disappoint in the slightest. Plots that make Hollywood movies …
reviewed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. October 15, 2006
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
"The Dark Knight Returns" is a magnificent illustrated story. The Batman, coming out of retirement in attempts to save Gotham one last time, struggles throughout this story as his body, his friends, and …
reviewed Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 1. October 07, 2006
Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 1
In 1986, DC Comics commissioned writers to create "reboot" stories for their three largest properties: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Two of those reboots became some of the most famous comics ever …
reviewed Fantastic Four (movie). September 22, 2006
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Fantastic Four
Based upon the comic book series of the same name, FANTASTIC FOUR is a sci-fi action movie about a group of scientists who gain superpowers from a powerful cosmic ray while aboard a laboratory and observation …
reviewed V for Vendetta (Warner Bros. Home Ent.... August 20, 2006
V for Vendetta (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2006)
I've never read the graphic novel, but I don't think you need to read it to appreciate the movie. There are some that will, upon seeing this film, say that it was akin to Andrew Lloyd Weber attempting …
reviewed Justice League - Season One (DC Comic.... August 19, 2006
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Justice League - Season One (DC Comics Classic
Premiering on Cartoon Network in the fall of 2001, the Justice League has proving to be one of the most entertaining assemblies put together. The first season of Justice League is among the best that …
reviewed V for Vendetta (2006 film). August 12, 2006
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V for Vendetta (2006 film)
"V for Vendetta" is one of the most boring revolutionary epics I've ever watched. With a screenplay and production by the Wachowski Brothers, I'd at least expect plenty of explosions and some neat special …
reviewed V for Vendetta (2006 film). August 11, 2006
V for Vendetta (2006 film)
Pros: Hugo Weaving and everything V     Cons: Plot is pretty intricate; attention and possibly two viewings is needed     The Bottom Line: "People should not be …
reviewed V for Vendetta (2006 film). August 09, 2006
V for Vendetta (2006 film)
Wow! This is a terrific movie, a parable of future history from a liberal viewpoint. Warning- some people may find the movie offensive to their religious and/or political beliefs.    However, …
reviewed V for Vendetta (Warner Bros. Home Ent.... August 04, 2006
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V for Vendetta (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2006)
Though the packaging of both the theatrical release and the DVD suggest that V FOR VENDETTA is yet another action hero comic book foray, nothing could be further from fact. James McTeigue has directed …
reviewed Justice League - Season Two. July 30, 2006
Justice League - Season Two
Friends working together towards evil threats upon Earth. These show provided to be a great change of our Super Friends. The best so far. The "Justice League - Season Two (DC Comics Classic Collection)" …
reviewed A History of Violence (2005 film). July 21, 2006
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Viggo Mortensen takes off his cowboy hat from "Hidalgo," his sword from "LOTR," and trades them in for a shotgun, a number of handguns, and a few swift punches to the throat to flesh out his role of Tom …
reviewed 30 Days of Night. July 12, 2006
30 Days of Night
It's a perfectly horrible story. And it's a perfectly wonderful tale.    "30 Days of Night" is the brainchild of Steve Niles, who pondered the notion of a town in northern Alaska, …
reviewed Batman Begins. May 23, 2006
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BATMAN BEGINS lives up to what I heard about it being a "darker" version, with much less reliance on flippant one-liners or gags, the result being a more realistic feel for what might have been.    Fr …
reviewed Wolverine: Origins & Endings. May 23, 2006
Wolverine: Origins & Endings
The last Wolverine graphic novel that was this seminal, this important to read was Barry Windsor Smith's Weapon X. Origins and Endings is the rare graphic that provides both a perfect start for new readers …
reviewed Constantine. April 11, 2006
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Constantine
A lot of people are saying that Constantine is wrong because Keanu Reeves is wrong for the part but I see it differently. See I'm no fan of Reeves and I actually think of him as a dry and predictable …
reviewed Constantine. April 09, 2006
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Constantine
Pros: Visuals, Ms. Weisz     Cons: Keanu Reeves; direction; plot     The Bottom Line: In the end, as the credits roll, there isn¬ít much of a story in Constantine, …
reviewed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. April 03, 2006
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS has caused quite a stir since its release in 1986. It's been heralded as the greatest comic book ever written, a claim which many collectors will support. Ten years after throwing …
reviewed A History of Violence (2005 film). March 22, 2006
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The idea that a movie with graphic depictions of murder could also be deep and incredibly interesting didn't cross my mind until I saw "A History of Violence." I understand now why David Cronenberg chose …
reviewed A History of Violence (2005 film). March 17, 2006
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Too many times I've watched a movie expecting greatness and not getting that. I just knew A History Of Violence would be good but it only met some of my expectations. Although it will keep you entertained …
reviewed A History of Violence (2005 film). March 16, 2006
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David Cronenberg has a style with his films that is unmistakable: he is unafraid to address the darker aspects that lie within us all. That he pushes this idea over the limits of viewable film is reflected …
reviewed A History of Violence (2005 film). March 16, 2006
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In "A History of Violence," director, David Cronenberg, creates a masterful study of the human psyche adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. Performances by Viggo …
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