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reviewed Domino. April 10, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Domino is one of those movies that should have just worked on every level.  Theres a great cast with Keira Knightly, Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.  A cool story about bounty hunting, …
reviewed The Day After. October 17, 2011
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DVD cover of the movie
Reportedly 100 Million people tuned into The Day After when it debuted in 1983 and many had they're lives changed by it.  This tale of escalating nuclear tensions plays like a horror movie perfectly …
reviewed The Wrestler (2008 film). August 27, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Wrestler
One of thing things I learned after following pro wrestling a few years back is what happened to those names I used to hear about all the time like Jake Roberts and Lex Luger.  I never heard about …
reviewed Rocky V. August 18, 2011
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Rocky V
"You got your ass kicked honey."      Really, I don't think I can sum that up better then faux Adrian.  Rocky V in 1990 effectively ended the Rocky series with an …
reviewed Die Another Day (film). June 26, 2011
posted in Bond, James Bond
Die Another Day
Die Another Day.......this one has been coming for a while.      The best way I can put this movie is that if you took Pierce Brosnan as Bond, and asked him to make a Bond movie with …
reviewed Love & Other Drugs. May 03, 2011
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Love and Other Drugs
Not long ago when I talked about "The Proposal" I said that if I could find a "rom com" that took a few more chances and had a few more surprises I could like it a little more.  …
reviewed Black Swan (2010 film). April 29, 2011
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Black Swan (2010)
Thats a nasty scar on her back.  The mom wants her to leave it alone so that it will be safe and sound.  No one will get hurt that way, but you aren't gonna know what your made of if you …
reviewed The Man Who Wasn't There. February 04, 2011
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2002)
Bar none the Coen's remain my favorite film makers but the 2000's didn't start out for them that well.      O Brother, was loved by some and panned by others, there was …
reviewed Over the Top. December 10, 2010
Over the Top
After seeing the Rocky movies and finally this, one of Stallone's many attempts to gain some notoriety outside of his Rambo and Rocky characters, I can only wonder if this is something he was tinkering …
reviewed Tango & Cash. December 02, 2010
Tango & Cash
Is it possible for a movie to be as corny as it is cheesy?  Can it still be fun even though the drivel you see before you is pretty bad?  Yes on all accounts with this cliche machine of a movie.   …
reviewed Due Date (2010 movie). November 06, 2010
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Due Date
Okay, stop me if you heard this one: a fussy straight faced white collar guy ends up spending an excruciating trek across the country with a talkative blue collar slob and they slowly but surely end …
reviewed GoldenEye. October 24, 2010
posted in Bond, James Bond
It took 6 long years for the character of James Bond to come back to theaters after a lukewarm response to Timothy Dalton's Bond movie License To Kill.  Contract disputes and legal matters not …
reviewed Tomorrow Never Dies (film). October 24, 2010
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Tomorrow Never Dies
As far as the Brosnan Bond movies go, everyone has an opinion on which is best.  TND may not be a great movie but at least it's fun, and fast.      After successfully stealing …
reviewed The Ladykillers. October 14, 2010
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The Ladykillers
I felt something a little amiss with this movie as it started.  It started okay, not great but then I saw it and it was a harbinger of things to come....      Tom Hanks......   …
reviewed True Lies. October 10, 2010
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Poster for the movie
How talented is James Cameron?  Lets put it this way.  He made a movie where Tom Arnold has major screen time and is entertaining to watch.  That takes talent.  I don't hate Tom …
reviewed Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. September 25, 2010
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
"Greed is Legal" says the reptilian and aptly named Gordon Gecko in a lecture while promoting a new book he has written now out of prison for fraud and insider trading.  He's older, …
reviewed Never Say Never Again. September 23, 2010
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Never Say Never Again
This ones an odd fellow of the bunch to talk about.  It has a history to it being made and when it finally debuted in 83 against the "official" Bond movie at the time Octopussy it did leave …
reviewed 28 Days. September 16, 2010
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28 Days
Well that’s what I thought going into this movie seeing the lead star and other promotion for this.      Bullock is Gwen, a party animal who has a party boyfriend who spend …
reviewed Dick Tracy (1990 movie). September 02, 2010
Dick Tracy
In 1989, everyone remembers Batman roared onto the movie scene in the summer, made a bundle, sold lots of t shirts and toys, had a Danny Elfman score and a striking if drab grays and charcoals and black …
reviewed Raw Deal. August 17, 2010
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Raw Deal (1986)
Channel surfing with OnDemand one day I came across a Schwarzenegger movie I hadn't seen, Raw Deal.  I heard of it, never saw it and never heard anything good about it.  Man, there is a …
reviewed Goldfinger (1964). August 08, 2010
posted in Bond, James Bond
There is no doubt that Bond was King back in the 60's.  When this movie came out and gave birth to the mega hit of movies, it was undeniable that the man was untouchable, especially when at the …
reviewed Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the.... July 20, 2010
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
My very first review here on Lunch was my ESSAY about this movie.  Lets cut to a more condensed hate of this blight on the Star Wars film series.  Please see that review "He was a good …
reviewed Sin City (2005 film). July 19, 2010
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Sin City
I just rewatched The Spirit not too long ago and for all it's goofy meandering, it's look was clearly borrowed from this movie and Frank Miller a noted comic legend who lately has had more misses …
reviewed Natural Born Killers. July 17, 2010
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Natural Born Killers poster
I am reminded of a song for this review......            "I see your face is laced with a new kind of taste   It’s great the way you waste …
reviewed Clerks (movie). July 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I'd like to think that this movie was made by the Smith company, a company that makes movies the way some companies make soda.  It doesn't matter how many flavors of the line get made like …
reviewed Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. June 24, 2010
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
We all know that action movie sequels are usually bad right?  We also know that Steven Seagal movies aren't the greatest things in the world either right?  Well, in a surprise twist, Steven …
reviewed Iron Man 2. May 07, 2010
Iron Man 2
Forgive the parlance, but I can't think of a better name for an irresponsible man who gets loaded, straps on a suit of destructive armor and starts using his laser beams to trick shoot fruit and vases …
reviewed The Book of Eli. January 30, 2010
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The Book of Eli
Years ago, the educated in the church were the only ones who could read scripture and keep themselves in power and the world stupid.  The ones in power who are lacking benevolance are in danger of …
reviewed Thunderball (film). November 25, 2009
posted in Bond, James Bond
Following the mega success of Goldfinger in 64 had the world in Bond and Spy mania in 65.  How big was Thunderball?  Adjusted for inflation, Thunderball made anywhere between $515 to $800 million …
reviewed A View to a Kill (film). November 25, 2009
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A View to a Kill
Roger Moore by 1985 really wore out his welcome as Bond.  When For Your Eyes Only should have been his final film and go out on a high note, he was pressured to come back for 83's Octopussy to …
reviewed Blood Simple (1985 movie). November 01, 2009
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Blood Simple (1985)
A not so little known fact is that The Coen Brother's violent Texas drama, No Country For Old Men isn't they're first foray into the dusty and desolate landscape of The Lone Star State and it's dangerous …
reviewed O Brother, Where Art Thou?. November 01, 2009
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Coens told a big fib when they said that Fargo was based on a real life event, only to reveal after the fact that it wasn't.  Going in to see this film and seeing the proclamation that it's …
reviewed Batman Begins. October 02, 2009
Deluxe Edition DVD cover
It goes without saying that Batman and Robin is one of the most loathed comic book movies ever.  I don't hate it as much as others but it's still pretty bad and went a long way in sinking Batmans …
reviewed Reservoir Dogs. October 01, 2009
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Resevoir Dogs
Chances are good that you saw Pulp Fiction before this movie.  I think only the indie film scene saw this movie first before it became in a roundabout way, the must see movie after Tarantino's …
reviewed Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Str.... September 26, 2009
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
We need to have more movies out now "ruined."      How ironic is it that the best of all Star Wars movies is the one that elicited a tantrum from George Lucas and how he …
reviewed Inglourious Basterds. August 22, 2009
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Inglorious Poster
*Spoilers may follow*      Inglorious Basterds is NOT a World War II movie, sure it takes place in Europe in the early 40's, it has it's noted historical figures like Hitler and …
reviewed The Living Daylights (film). August 03, 2009
posted in Bond, James Bond
Movie Poster
Timothy Dalton gets a lot of hell for his portrayal of Bond.  He's stiff, too serious, too dark, a little too unlikeable and a little too tough.  I really like him myself since he shows failings …
reviewed The World Is Not Enough (film). August 03, 2009
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The World Is Not Enough
You know with Connery and Moore, they're third movies were really the charm and were huge hits over their other movies.  Shorty after this one came out, Entertainment Weekly ran an article called …
reviewed Live and Let Die (film). August 01, 2009
posted in Bond, James Bond
Live and Let Die
When I first got into Bond movies in the late 90's one of the movies caught my eye, Live and Let Die.  Reading about the movie from professional critics I hear it was silly and was the decline of …
reviewed The Man With the Golden Gun (film). July 28, 2009
posted in Bond, James Bond
The Man With the Golden Gun
The Man With the Golden Gun has so many nagatives going against it it's not even funny.      First off, the story is about the then relevant energy crisis of the 70's.   …
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