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reviewed Sucker Punch. March 27, 2011
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Sucker Punch
When Zack Snyder made 300 it suffered from the joke of being homoerotic because it was populated with tons of scantily clad men.  The joke for Sucker Punch is sure to be that it's a fourteen …
reviewed Fantastic Mr. Fox (movie). January 31, 2011
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Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Boggis, Bunce and Bean   One Fat One Short One Lean   These Terrible Crooks   So Different in Looks   But Nonetheless Equally Mean      One …
reviewed Unstoppable (2010 movie). November 28, 2010
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There aren't a great deal of thrillers out there that I can say keep me on the edge of my seat or that make me wonder just how things will turn out.  So for Tony Scott's Unstoppable to do …
reviewed Machete. September 05, 2010
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In 2007 when Grindhouse was released there was a mock trailer for a film called Machete that played.  Apparently Robert Rodriguez liked the idea so much he decided to make it a full blown movie.  …
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 Salt (movie). July 25, 2010
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SALT (2010)
There are certain movies out there in Hollywood that take themselves seriously.  That ask you to believe what you're seeing on screen.  And in essence these movies typically tend to try …
reviewed Memento. July 24, 2010
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DVD front
In the late 90's a young film maker by the name of Christopher Nolan was sharing ideas with his brother Johnathan Nolan.  During this time, Johnathan was working on a short story called Memento …
reviewed Inception. July 16, 2010
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Inception teaser poster
After the wild success of  The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan reached the ranks of movie making freedom that so few directors reach.  So what did Christopher Nolan do with his golden key?  …
reviewed Shrek Forever After (2010 movie). May 29, 2010
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Shrek Forever After (2010)
In 2001 Dreamworks lit up the Animation World when they released Shrek.  At the time the movie was a clever satire (and mockery) of what Disney had bee producing for the years prior.  A much …
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 Kick-Ass (movie). April 20, 2010
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Kick Ass (Movie)
As a kid, when it came to the heroes that I liked to watch on television or the comics I read, there was always this sort of sense of wanting to be a superhero.  If you were one of those really dorky …
reviewed Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The .... February 15, 2010
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief may be the worst movie title ever, but it is far from being the worst movie ever.  There is something quite fun about the film in and of …
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 Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie). January 02, 2010
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Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie)
As 2009 came to a close there were two movies in particular that were released that people had their eye on.  The first was Avatar, James Cameron's amazing visual spectacle.  The other was Sherlock …
reviewed 1408 (2007 movie). December 30, 2009
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Of all of the Stephen King adaptations out there, the existence of 1408 probably has one of the most interesting stories.  The story itself can be found in a collection of short stories called "Everything's …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). December 18, 2009
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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 Day the Earth Stood Still (2008 f.... November 17, 2009
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Day the Earth Stood Still
The original 1951 version of The Day the Earth Stood Still is without question one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.  I'm not usually opposed to a remake of a film.  I believe …
reviewed Surrogates. September 29, 2009
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Surrogates Movie Poster
Does anyone remember when AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MMORPGs first came around and all that jazz?  And people loved jumping on Internet Forums and creating a persona for themselves …
reviewed Transformers. September 27, 2009
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Now, if you know me here on Lunch then there's one thing you probably learned about me early on... I love to hate Michael Bay.  Yet I couldn't stay away from Transformers the first time.  …
reviewed Whiteout. September 12, 2009
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Did you know in Antartica there's a storm that comes by in which you can't see even six inches in front of you and it's called a "Whiteout" because you can't see anything but white?  Did …
reviewed No Country for Old Men. September 06, 2009
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No Country for Old Men
I was sheriff of this county when I was twenty-five years old. Hard to believe. My grandfather was a lawman; father too. Me and him was sheriffs at the same time; him up in Plano and me out here. I think …
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 300 (2007 film). August 28, 2009
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Special Edition DVD (front)
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 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. August 26, 2009
2-disc dvd
I remember playing Final Fantasy VII when it first came out in 1997. I was eleven years old. The game was one of the greatest I ever played. I am now twenty two  going on twenty three and I still …
reviewed Inglourious Basterds. August 26, 2009
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Inglorious Poster
In the past, Quentin Tarantino has been well known primarily for his unique style and writing abilities. His films are usually separated by many years, however.  At least since Jackie Brown.  …
reviewed Awake. August 23, 2009
Reviewers Note:  The Following review is packed full of spoilers.  Normally I don't like to spoil, but in terms of talking about the film a lot of it can't be done without the use of said spoilers.   …
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 District 9. August 17, 2009
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District 9
I must be honest.  When I first saw previews for District 9 my only thought was that it was remarkable how Transformers 2, GI Joe and District 9 could all look like the same preview.  Yet …
reviewed Spider-Man 3. August 14, 2009
DVD front
Spider-Man... the films more or less made Comic Book movies more popular.  At least for the new era.  It sort of changed the way we look at hero films and what they can do.  Spider Man …
reviewed The Departed. August 13, 2009
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The Departed
Martin Scorcesse is one of Hollywood's most beloved directors.  When he made himself well known with Taxi Driver in the 70's (another fine film).  The Departed is far from being Martin Scorcesse's …
reviewed I Am Legend. July 15, 2009
I Am Legend
I Am Legend is a famous book by Richard Matheson.  The book has been adapted a couple of times.  The version starring Will Smith is the most recent.  However, I still have a love of …
reviewed The Green Mile (movie). July 14, 2009
The Green Mile
In the late 80's a young film maker named Frank Darabont paid Stephen King a dollar to adapt his short story "The Lady in the Room," into a short film when he was a student in film school.  …
Star Wars - Episode III, Revenge of the Sith
Almost everyone loves Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.  I think it mostly comes from the idea that the first two movies just weren't that great and so by then audience expectations …
reviewed Kill Bill Vol. 2. July 11, 2009
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Kill Bill Vol. 2
Kill Bill Volume 1 wasn't a movie for everyone.  It had a lot of action.  In the midst of that action there wasn't much story... but it was there.  Tarantino just needed to find a way to …
reviewed Kill Bill Vol. 1. July 11, 2009
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Kill Bill Vol. 1
Quentin Tarantino is most well known for his film Pulp Fiction, released in 1994.  It's perhaps one of the biggest cult classics of all time.  After that Quentin Tarantino made Jackie Brown …
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 Lion King. July 08, 2009
The Lion King
In 1994, Disney was at the top of the chain when it came to animated movies.  In the years prior they had released classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid.  All were …
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