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Astonishing X-Men - Gifted (Marvel Knights) (2009)
It was only a matter of time before I’d succumb to the charms of the motion comic genre and now that I’ve finally purchased and watched a few, I can firmly attest to the fact that Astonishing X-Men Gifted …
reviewed Monsters University (2013 film). July 16, 2013
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Monsters University (2013 film)
Dumb me! Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb me! All summer I put my faith and hope in the big blockbuster films, the Iron Man 3's and Star Treks of the world. And from Man of Steel to Pacific Rim almost without fail these over budgeted, underwritten explosiony action films left me feeling disappointed and underwhelmed. Except for World War Z there is not a single movie I've seen this summer …
reviewed Monsters University (2013 film). July 11, 2013
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Monsters University (2013 film)
The summer of 2013 will likely be remembered as a period of sequels for the computer generated animated feature film segment.  Sure there are some original pieces sliding into the fray (Epic & Turbo for example) but the lion’s share of the media attention falls squarely on Pixar’s Monsters University, Universal Pictures’/ Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and already …
reviewed Monsters University (2013 film). June 29, 2013
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Monsters University (2013 film)
Monsters University is an enjoyable film, a riff on the college comedy, borrowing liberally from "Revenge of the Nerds."   But the more I think about it, the more problems I detect with its execution.  Which is maybe further proof that it's better just to watch movies (especially summer-release movies) and not think about them.   To begin with, what age group is this …
reviewed Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. June 23, 2013
The Justice League animated series had a fantastic story arc called “The Justice Lords” as far as I could remember. Alternate universes and multi-verses have always been a part of comic book stories. It is always interesting to see just how far the writing can go creatively when it came to creating one of this alternate universe. Directors Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery intend to do just …
reviewed Monsters University (2013 film). June 23, 2013
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Monsters University (2013 film)
Prequels always draw a low expectation rate for me. I believe while some prequels can be necessary, most of them are merely made to capitalize on a movie’s popularity and do little to expand on an established premise. “Monsters Inc.” is one of my favorite Pixar films (Take note: Favorite Pixar film, NOT one of my favorite animated films) and so I wanted to see a sequel more than …
reviewed Hulk Vs.. April 20, 2013
Hulk Vs. (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Widescreen)
What fun these two films are. Hulk VS Thor starts out with Odin going into a deep sleep once a year at which time the forces of evil descend upon Asgard to try to destroy it. Every year, however, their efforts are thwarted by Thor, God of Thunder, whose power is just too much for the forces of evil. Loki however decides to use the Incredible Hulk against Thor by separating Bruce Banner's conciseness …
posted a Quick Tip about Planet Hulk. April 18, 2013
Planet Hulk
I wasn't a fan of this version of Hulk. I much preferred the bruiser of Hulk VS who was just so powerful, so unstoppable, so unbelievable strong that he could beat a God to near death and still have the strength to battle the entire host of Asgard by himself. This Hulk was just so much weaker then the one in those films, and never reached that level of power.
reviewed Who Framed Roger Rabbit. April 03, 2013
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit
For all of my childhood, Who Framed Roger Rabbit has been one of my favorite movies. Thankfully, it's another one of those movies that still holds up really well as an adult. 1988 was quite a year for animation. Out in Japan, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, and Akira were released in theaters and were all superbly animated films that in scales from good to masterful, delivered storylines …
posted a Quick Tip about Who Framed Roger Rabbit. March 31, 2013
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is thankfully, another one of those favorite movies from my childhood that still holds up really well as an adult.  While the story itself is a little conventional, what made this movie such a joy to watch was its masterful fusion of live-action and 2D animation (which despite being 25 years-old as of writing this, still looks amazing today), hilarious gags, and …
posted a Quick Tip about Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. February 06, 2013
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Despite being less-known than the Batman movies directed by Tim Burton, Joel Shumacher, and Christopher Nolan, I think Batman:  Mask of the Phantasm beats all of them (especially the Schumacher movies, which are needless to say, blights to cinema).      Being made by the same geniuses that created Batman:  The Animated Series, all the strokes of genius in that show have …
reviewed Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. July 27, 2012
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
In 1992, Batman The Animated Series came around and changed just about everything we knew about animated television shows.  Especially those based off comic books.  The show itself has left a much bigger legacy than anyone could remember, including being commonly referred to as the greatest animated television series ever made.  It's a shame then that the movie it spawned never …
reviewed Kung Fu Panda 2. July 21, 2012
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Kung Fu Panda 2
   In my opinion DreamWorks has always played second fiddle to Pixar in the computer generated feature film genre.  Their rivalry has existed for nearly as long as there has been a computer generated feature film genre! Pixar had Toy Story, DreamWorks had Small Soldiers. Pixar had A Bug’s Life, DreamWorks Antz. Pixar Monsters Inc., DreamWorks Monsters Vs. Aliens.  Pixar …
reviewed Kung Fu Panda 2. June 28, 2012
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Kung Fu Panda 2
Was I the only one a little disturbed by the scene in the first Kung Fu Panda where Po's father told us the lineage of his noodle stand? You know, where he said he got it from his father, who got it from his father, who got it from his father, who were all geese? And in the fourth picture, the animal was finally changed, but it turned out the stand was won in a game of chance? And we wondered just …
posted a Quick Tip about Batman: The Animated Series. May 27, 2012
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Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series is probably the best case in my life where I simply liked a cartoon during its original broadcast run and through becoming an adult, I now absolutely love it and even consider it among the absolute best in the animation world.      This show had it all: superb animation, tip-top voice acting (especially Mark Hamill as The Joker, you can't …
reviewed Thor (2011 movie). May 06, 2012
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Thor (film)
Remember the 80's with movies like Masters of the Universe, Beastmaster 2, among others that took it's far out fantasy characters from another world, took them from that other world and dropped them into modern day Earth?  How about other comic movies like Judge Dredd that remove the protagonist from his job and have him more down to earth or less fantastic?  Thats what sadly happens …
posted a Quick Tip about ThunderCats (2011 Pilot Movie). January 21, 2012
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Thundercats
This show has promise and will hopefully be renewed. Instead of the world bending for the plot in this version, the plot has to fit into a world which the characters were then created and placed into. There's a lot more intricacy, character building, and theme complexity in this version of Thundercats. It will pay off for those who are patient. The kids who watched the original Thundercats are grown …
posted a Quick Tip about Green Lantern: First Flight. November 15, 2011
Green Lantern: First Flight
I finally got around to watching this.  It was really good, but I need to watch it a few more times before I post a review.
posted a Quick Tip about Thor (2011 movie). November 12, 2011
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Thor (film)
I tried really hard to like this movie but just couldnt get into it. It had its moments like most movies do that really had my attention it just couldnt hold it. But i will say some of the dialouge from Thor in his time on earth is outright hilarious.
reviewed Thor (2011 movie). October 09, 2011
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Thor (film)
**1/2 out of ****     Explosions, special effects, a sense of humor, and enthusiastic, dedicated leads. I'm getting tired of superhero movies; as 2011 seems to be a pretty big year for them, albeit a very mediocre one. You've got your good superhero movies and then you've got the ones that lack depth of importance. Chances are, I will forget most of the superhero movies I've seen …
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