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reviewed From Hell (2001 film). February 25, 2005
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From Hell (2001 movie)
The time: 1888. The place: London, Whitechapel district (the Victorian equivalant to the modern Red Light district). Mary Kelly (Heather Graham) is a beautiful and buxom lass who's life in London didn't …
reviewed Constantine. February 18, 2005
Constantine
Pros: Good action and interesting premise.     Cons: Plot is a bit thin, some may have issues with the films theology.     The Bottom Line: A solid and entertaining …
reviewed Ghost World (2001). January 09, 2005
Ghost World (2001)
Enid isn't normal - she wouldn't want to be. Neither are her friends. Rebecca, Enid's best friend, isn't so sure of what she's looking for. Enid is strong. She decides to search for her dreams. Rebecca …
reviewed Sin City. January 09, 2005
Sin City
What can I say that hasn't already been said. Yes, it is violent and yes, Marv, the main character probably isn't your friendly everyday neighbor. But who cares? This is a comic book. It has a truely …
reviewed Hellboy (2004 movie). January 01, 2005
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Hellboy Special Edition DVD
The theatrical cut was good, four stars. But now, thanks to the added minutes, the story and the characters get the time to develop the way they should have. The love story between Liz and Hellboy finally …
reviewed Punisher. October 31, 2004
Punisher
Pros: Somewhat faithful adaptation of the Marvel Comics classic.      Cons: See Review...     The Bottom Line: In the final analysis, The Punisher is a movie for …
reviewed Daredevil (2003). October 18, 2004
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Daredevil (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition) (2003)
I really didn't think I was going to like DAREDEVIL all that much. I'm not a fan of Ben Affleck and when I heard he had been cast as the vengeful Matthew Murdock, I thought "Well, the movie …
reviewed The Punisher. September 09, 2004
The Punisher
It confuses me at how this film did so poorly when compared to other comic book flicks. It has plenty of great action for the action buffs, the story is excellent, even though many claim that it veers …
reviewed The Punisher. September 08, 2004
The Punisher
Not being reader of comic books and not having noticed that this film was base on a Marvel Comic hero, I watched this movie as though it were another Action/Special Effects/Fire and Explosions escape …
reviewed Hellboy (2004 movie). August 02, 2004
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Hellboy Special Edition DVD
I've never read the "Hellboy" comics. I have nothing to base a comparison on as such, so I'll review this movie as a person who just happened to pick this one up not knowing what to …
reviewed Hellboy (2004 movie). May 23, 2004
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Hellboy Special Edition DVD
This movie was highly entertaining though a little hard to follow. Not being familiar with the comics, may have been the reason for my difficulties in following the plot.Hellboy is found during a raid …
reviewed Punisher. April 15, 2004
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Punisher
Pros: Jane and some good action.     Cons: May be to gritty for some.     The Bottom Line: A pleasant surprise that does the comic legend proud.     …
reviewed Batman Forever (film). April 08, 2004
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Batman Forever
"Batman Forever" isn't a top-tier comic-to-screen flick. What it is, however, is the best of the three subpar sequels of the "Batman" franchise so far. It's nowhere near as dark or moody as the first …
reviewed Batman Returns. April 08, 2004
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Batman Returns
"Batman Returns" has plenty of atmosphere about it. There's no denying that. However, this sequel pales in comparison to its predecessor. The scenery is dark and moody, but the character of the "Penguin" …
reviewed Batman (1989 film). April 07, 2004
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Batman (1989 film)
"Batman" set the standard for all comic-to-screen heroes that came after it. It's a good movie that shows you just how twisted and complex "Batman" really is. He's not played out as some good guy without …
reviewed Blade II (New Line Platinum Series Ed.... April 05, 2004
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"Blade II" is unique. Consider first that it is based on an underappreciated and, up until the first movie, relatively unknown superhero outside of comic book stores. Then consider that it's a sequel. …
reviewed Hellboy (2004 movie). April 01, 2004
Hellboy Special Edition DVD
Pros: Nothing     Cons: Bad FX, boring, terrible pacing and lame jokes and action.     The Bottom Line: A very underwhelming and bland experience, do not waste …
reviewed Daredevil (2003). February 05, 2004
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Daredevil (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition) (2003)
This well-cast movie packs a lot of story into one film. I remember growing up that Daredevil was always different than other comics after all what other hero was sightless? Also, the artwork of Gene …
reviewed Watchmen (graphic novel). January 28, 2004
Watchmen
Most simply stated, WATCHMEN was the graphic novel that totally changed the comic book industry. The book is a deconstruction of comics. The book also forces a person to challenge the way they view life …
reviewed Road to Perdition (2002 film). January 27, 2004
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Road to Perdition
Before seeing this film for the first time, I already knew that Tom Hanks plays a hit man for the mob. Tom Hanks? As I then viewed the film, I assumed that Hanks accepted the role because he liked the …
reviewed Blade II (New Line Platinum Series Ed.... December 04, 2003
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DVD front
BLADE II is a far superior film from BLADE in just about every element: the acting, directing, writing, effects, music, lighting, sound, plot, believability are all better in this sequel than the original. …
reviewed Road to Perdition (2002 film). October 11, 2003
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Road to Perdition
For some reason I was really looking forward to "Road to Perdition." Perhaps it was because I liked Sam Mendes' first film, "American Beauty," so much. Or maybe it was the fact that Thomas Newman, one …
reviewed Blade (New Line Platinum Series Editi.... August 11, 2003
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DVD front
I've never read any of the "Blade" comics, so I'm reviewing this film with absolutely nothing in print to compare it to. This is a solid action film that raises the bar for other comic hero movies. Snipes …
reviewed Daredevil (2003). August 05, 2003
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Daredevil (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition) (2003)
"Daredevil" has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters. It truly was a surprise to me when I first learned that a film was actually going to be made about him. He teamed up with Lou Ferrigno's …
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is an utterly delightful book. In it, writer Alan Moore assembles a superhero team of a completely different sort, drawing on British literary figures of the late …
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