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reviewed John Carter. July 04, 2012
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;'John Carter'
I know what you're thinking: John Carter was a freaking nuclear bomb. You know that, and so, like most people you're automatically associating the movie's puny monetary takeback with an especially rotten …
reviewed Prometheus. June 21, 2012
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Prometheus
Exiting a screening of Ridley Scott's ludicrous, inexplicably acclaimed sword-and-sandal epic twelve years ago, I vowed never again to pay for the trial of enduring one of his movies. Both then and …
reviewed Prometheus. June 11, 2012
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Prometheus
      Like a lot of things, I heard about Prometheus in passing. Back in April I was talking to a friend about movies we wanted to see this year.  I said the usual, The Amazing …
reviewed Prometheus. June 09, 2012
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Prometheus
1979’s horror-sci-fi hit “Alien” made such an impact and up to this day, the film stands as one of the best horror movies ever made. Its sequel “Aliens” made its focus more …
reviewed Prometheus. June 09, 2012
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Prometheus
PROMETHEUS Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron   David: Sometimes to create, one must first destroy. …
reviewed Prometheus. June 09, 2012
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Prometheus
So many have wondered this question and Ridley Scott has decided to try and take the characters in his latest movie on that quest to find where we come from and for good measure brings along his old friend …
reviewed Prometheus. June 09, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Prometheus
Star Rating:         Fundamentally, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is about the search for truth and meaning. Under the guise of a 3D science fiction thriller, it begs most …
reviewed Prometheus. June 08, 2012
Prometheus
         It is tough to tell what, if anything anyone has heard about Prometheus going into it.  The biggest talking point of the movie though is that Prometheus  …
reviewed Prometheus. June 08, 2012
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Prometheus
   "The Forethinker"      "The Forethinker" says that if you'll visit this film waiting for Ripley to come out with a flamethrower then your whole …
reviewed Gantz: Perfect Answer. June 04, 2012
Gantz: Perfect Answer
NOTE: If you’re here to read this review and you’re at a loss in the slightest, then you may want to go and check out my review for GANTZ, the first installment, as these two films are so …
reviewed Prometheus. June 04, 2012
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Prometheus
By Joan Alperin Schwartz      What if you had the chance to meet the people who created you...And by you...I mean the human race. Could you resist such an opportunity?   …
reviewed Prometheus. June 03, 2012
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Prometheus
In the run up to its release, there has been much speculation about the exact connections between Prometheus and the Alien movies. The genesis of the project was in 2002, with Alien (1979) director Ridley …
reviewed Battleship (2012). May 19, 2012
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Battleship (2012)
Let’s get some things straight. A movie based on a board game sounds theoretically stupid and honestly, I have to wonder what the filmmakers behind the 2012 film “Battleship” were thinking …
reviewed Battleship (2012). May 19, 2012
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Battleship (2012)
Star Rating:         Peter Berg’s Battleship is better than the Transformers trilogy in the same way that having a cold is better than having the flu. And yet it’s …
reviewed Battleship (2012). May 18, 2012
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Battleship (2012)
No doubt when people heard they were coming out with a movie based on the board game Battleship there were a lot of eye rolls and heavy sighs. Director Peter Berg of Friday Night Lights fame …
reviewed Battleship (2012). May 18, 2012
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Battleship (2012)
Basing a movie off of a videogame is often a risky proposition. For every “Resident Evil”, there at least a dozen others that are out and out disasters, “Mario Brothers”, “Wing …
reviewed The Matrix. May 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
DVD front
You may be wondering what exactly I mean by that title. What I mean is that it's widely-believed that the Matrix is one of the best sci-fi action films ever made. Oh what a grand lie that is. By the …
reviewed Battleship (2012). May 16, 2012
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Battleship (2012)
         By Joan Alperin Schwartz   'Battleship' directed by Peter Berg (Hancock) has a poorly constructed script, ridiculous dialogue, cardboard …
reviewed John Carter. May 09, 2012
;'John Carter'
As one of the internet’s resident scribes on all things movie, I’ll not be the first – nor certainly the last – to lambast the treatment JOHN CARTER received at the box office.  …
reviewed The Hunger Games. April 21, 2012
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The Hunger Games
      There's something about this movie that makes me like it more than I should. I don't know what... but I know it's there. I've never read the books so when I saw …
reviewed A Canticle for Leibowitz. April 21, 2012
posted in SF Signal
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
When reading this book one must remember that some of it was first published in 1955 only ten years after Hiroshima.  It was only two years since the Korean war and the Rosenbergs had just been executed …
reviewed Lockout. April 14, 2012
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Lockout
Luc Besson is one name that also gets my attention when it comes to an action film and “Lockout” is one such film that is based on an idea of his. Take note: it says based on Besson’s …
reviewed Lockout. April 10, 2012
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Lockout
By Joan Alperin Schwartz         The year is 2079...And in this so-called SciFi futuristic thriller, entitled 'Lockout', 500 of the most violent criminals …
reviewed Melancholia. April 02, 2012
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'Melancholia'
**** out of ****    "Melancholia" begins with a stunning montage of beautiful images, all somehow connected. They are meant to act as a sort of moving scrapbook for the end of the …
reviewed Super 8 (2011 film). April 01, 2012
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Super 8
JJ Abrams has made hit movies. Has he ever made a good movie? With Super 8, he wrote, directed and produced two movies, and sacrificed the good to make sure he had a hit.       …
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