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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’ …
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 …
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 & …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
reviewed Thor (2011 movie). September 17, 2011
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Thor (film)
I wasn't expecting much when I saw this film. I was thinking that it would be worse than Daredevil. It was actually better. Asgard had been at war with the Storm Giants but a truce now prevails. Thor …
reviewed Rango. August 31, 2011
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   When you think of the heavy hitters in the animated feature film realm, it’s certainly understandable if the first things that come to mind are Disney, Pixar or DreamWorks.  However …
reviewed All-Star Superman (2011 film). August 29, 2011
All-Star Superman
   Allow me, for the sake of justifying my complaints about this piece from the onset, to say that I am a subscriber to the theory that the DCAU crew is responsible for the absolute best incarnations …
reviewed Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. August 17, 2011
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
   Talk about high expectations going in, ever since the release of Superman/ Batman Public Enemies, I have been terribly excited about this piece.  Going through absolute withdrawal of …
reviewed Planet Hulk. August 14, 2011
Planet Hulk
   I have to admit that while I’ve loved almost everything that Bruce Timm and company have done with the DC Universe in animation throughout the years, I have always felt that with a …
reviewed Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. August 13, 2011
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS follows Hal Jordan as he passes along some of the stories of the Green Lantern Corp to new recruit Arisia. The stories that are told during the movie are that of the First …
reviewed Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. August 08, 2011
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
   Ah Green Lantern (or “GL” to those familiar with the Justice League’s incarnation of the beloved superhero); has there ever been so solid a character with so sketchy a …
reviewed Rango. August 01, 2011
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**** out of ****     When I first discovered that director Gore Verbinski was not going to continue his "Pirates of the Caribbean" saga to work on a new animated film called "Rango", …
reviewed Cars 2. July 30, 2011
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Cars 2
   When one thinks about Pixar, the term failure is typically no part of the equation and indeed what the powerhouse pixel-pushing studio might consider a disappointment would have its hordes …
reviewed ThunderCats (2011 Pilot Movie). July 30, 2011
I used to occasionally watch “ThunderCats” back in the 80’s when I was a kid. I know it wasn’t exactly action-packed with an intricate storyline as I would wish it to be, but it …
reviewed Cars 2. July 19, 2011
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Cars 2
U - 112mins - Animation/Adventure/Comedy - 22nd July 2011   Cars 2 picks up several years after the first with Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) ruling the Piston Cup. This leads him to be invited …
reviewed Cars 2. July 06, 2011
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Cars 2
My family and I saw Cars 2 in the theaters and while the effects were outstanding (water! speed chases! explosions!)--the story-line was so-so.    Basically, a bunch of lemons take …
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