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reviewed Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013 film). March 20, 2013
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013 film)
The original Wizard of Oz from 1939 has always amused me.  For as much as people yell at me for not caring about whether or not the movie follows the source material, I'm always surprised that …
reviewed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger.... May 27, 2011
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
I recall when the first Pirates of the Caribbean came out that I thought it would be a terrible movie.  In the first place it was based on a theme park ride.  And in the second place it had …
reviewed Tangled. February 05, 2011
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Tangled (2010)
In the late 80's Disney put out The Little Mermaid.  The film more or less established a formula for Disney that they pretty much kept running with through the 90's.  You take a simple …
reviewed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. August 17, 2010
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Just imagine for a second that your life is a video game.  One where the potential exist for you to beat up bad guys, live each new day of your life as though it were a level where you score points, …
reviewed Iron Man 2. May 09, 2010
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Iron Man 2
Superhero movies have a strange formula to them that, for the most part, has served it well for the past decade.  The first movie spends quite a bit of time on the origin of the hero and thus it's …
reviewed Clash of the Titans (2010). April 25, 2010
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Clash of the Titans (2010 film)
Clash of the Titans is like the guy who farts in the room and then decides to leave you with the smell.  It stinks.  After watching Clash of the Titans and walking out of the theater, I felt …
reviewed How to Train Your Dragon. April 13, 2010
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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
Dreamworks has always been dominant in the the animation field, but that has never made their movies that were great.  They had Shrek, which was very clever and very unique and original.  But …
reviewed Coraline (film). April 10, 2010
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Coraline (movie)
Neil Gaiman is known mostly for his graphic novels and a handful of Children's Literature (not to mention an adult novel or two).  He's all over and has a pretty big cult following.  When he …
reviewed X-Men Origins: Wolverine. February 05, 2010
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X-Men Origins Wolverine
There used to be two stakes in the heart to any superhero series.  The first is making a third movie with so many villains it's just hard to focus (Spider Man 3, for example) while the other is making …
reviewed The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship.... February 01, 2010
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings film began filming in 1997 or so, and while it took a long time to get them out there into theathers, they turned out to be well enjoyed films.  The Fellowship of the Ring dropped …
reviewed The Legend of Dragoon. January 06, 2010
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The Legend of Dragoon
Legend of Dragoon was a game that really came out during the Playstations RPG renaissance. It came out after Final Fantasy VII, but then we discovered that development of the game started shortly after …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). December 18, 2009
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Avatar
It's been years since James Cameron released a film.  The last movie we got from James Cameron was the mega-huge blockbuster Titanic way back in 1997.  When you make the biggest grossing film …
reviewed The Muppet Christmas Carol. December 07, 2009
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Aside from Cinderella, A Christmas Carol may be one of the piece of literature Hollywood relies on the most when they need to put a movie out there.  There are so many adaptations done in so …
reviewed Catching Fire. September 25, 2009
Catching Fire
In 2008, Suzanne Collins came out with The Hunger Games.  A startling dystopia about a sadistic capital that puts kids in an arena to fight to the death for the sake of entertainment.  The winner …
reviewed Hancock. September 02, 2009
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Hancock (Two-Disc Unrated Edition) (2008)
Hancock takes a daring approach to the Super Hero mythos.  Where as most superheroes are actually quite heroic, doing what it takes to save those in danger and be all around good role models for …
reviewed The Hunger Games. August 30, 2009
The Hunger Games: Book 1
In the realm of young adult literature Stephenie Meyer is perhaps the one who really turned it on its head.  Since Twilight came about there has been a consistent formula at work with a lot of young …
reviewed 300 (2007 film). August 28, 2009
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This is perhaps the film that really made Zack Snyder well known.  It's what put him in the minds of many movie goers.  And it put him in my mind too, but not for the exact same reasons.  …
reviewed Eragon (book). August 27, 2009
Eragon Book Cover
Christopher Paolini is a well known writer.  Amazingly enough he was able to get a book published at a very young age.  Nineteen.  Of course, his parents owned a publishing house and that …
reviewed King Kong (2005 movie). August 19, 2009
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King Kong
Right after Lord of the Rings became such a smash success at the Box Office and the Academy Awards, Peter Jackson set out to do a film he just about always wanted to do: King Kong.  Peter Jackson …
reviewed Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. July 09, 2009
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
As I mentioned before, Pirates of the Caribbean had two sequels, filmed at the same time.  The third film is something of the biggest in the series, yet it is also a film that will sometimes …
reviewed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's .... July 08, 2009
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
The first Pirates movie was a surprise success.  Grossing more than 300 million at the Box Office and becoming a huge culturual phenomenon.  Hollywood often has a moment where when a movie comes …
reviewed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse o.... July 08, 2009
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
In 2003 when Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl first came out, it was hard not to be a little skeptical.  In the first place, it was based off of a themepark ride.  …
reviewed The Happening. July 08, 2009
The Happening
M. Night Shayamalan got a huge career boost with The Sixth Sense.  When Unbreakable and Signs came out later, they were met with similar praise from fans.  People found his films to be something …
reviewed Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. June 26, 2009
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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Poster
There are times when movies can blow you away.  The first Transformers movie certainly blew me away.  Despite its problems, it was a fun ride with a well crafted story and even some well crafted …
reviewed Final Fantasy Tactics A2 [NintendoDS]. March 06, 2009
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In 1998, Square released a game called Final Fantasy Tactics on the original Playstation. In 2003 we finally saw the follow up, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. While the original game gained a strong cult …
reviewed Eclipse (book). March 06, 2009
Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)
Millions of readers were captivated by Twilight. Several were captivated by New Moon as well. Meyer's eagerly anticipated third book is going to have fans rushing out to buy it. Whether you liked New …
reviewed Twilight (book). March 06, 2009
Twilight
No matter which way you slice it, Twilight has become a phenomenon.  Countless people of all ages and of both genders are entwined by Twilight and have been sucked into the world which author Stephenie …
reviewed Final Fantasy X. December 13, 2008
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Pros:    +Fantastic graphics and art design  +One of the most beautiful soundtracks   +Deep engrossing story  +Tons of mini-games and sidequests to undertake  + …
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