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reviewed Kick-Ass 2 (2013 film). August 17, 2013
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Kick-Ass 2
The comic book mini-series “Kick Ass” became a phenomena because of the way it managed to create a tale of anti-heroes, as to how fantasy and reality often do not coincide, and how loneliness …
reviewed Solomon Kane. August 02, 2013
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Solomon Kane
Robert E. Howard has been often called the ‘master of sword and sorcery’ and arguably, his most famous character is “Conan The Barbarian”. While the Cimmerian may have made him …
reviewed Man of Steel (2013 film). June 14, 2013
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Man of Steel (2013 film)
   I don’t ask much when filmmakers go for comic book adaptations. I just hope that A) the filmmakers would preserve the essence of the character and source material. B) I don’t …
reviewed Gangster Squad (2013 film). January 12, 2013
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Gangster Squad
In light of the Colorado theater shootings last year, director Ruben Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad” was delayed for almost 5 months with its release. This was because the filmmakers wanted …
reviewed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (20.... December 16, 2012
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012 film)
Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings trilogy” was ambitious, truly impressive in a technical sense and had a whopping over 9 hour combined runtime in movie theaters. Jackson found …
reviewed Total Recall (2012 film). August 14, 2012
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Total Recall (2012 film)
When I first heard of a “Total Recall” remake, I have to admit I was a little put off. I mean, how can someone remake one of Schwarzenegger’s action classics? I thought it would be an …
reviewed The Dark Knight Rises (2012 film). July 20, 2012
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The Dark Knight Rises
With the glowing reviews “The Dark Knight Rises” have gotten in this site and others, I am not sure what a minor movie reviewer such as myself can add into the mix? After all, the vast majority …
reviewed The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film). July 04, 2012
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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film)
Sam Raimi’s first Spider-man film was a good launch for Spidey. It had major references to the Ultimate and 616 versions of the character that made it work. Sure, it was a little campy but it was …
reviewed Brave (2012 film). June 24, 2012
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Brave
I have never been a huge fan of Pixar’s films. I liked them, but I’ve never exactly loved them; save for a select few such as “Ratatouille”, “The Incredibles”, “Toy …
reviewed The Sorcerer and The White Snake (201.... March 18, 2012
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The Sorcerer and The White Snake (2011 Film)
Those fans of Asian cinema who remember Tsui Hark’s “Green Snake” would know what the premise of Tong Ching’s “Sorcerer and White Snake”. This film is a mainstream …
reviewed John Carter. March 10, 2012
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John Carter of Mars
Perhaps I should have revisited Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “A Princess of Mars”, the first novel that featured his character John Carter before I saw this film. 2012‘s “John …
reviewed Fright Night (2011 remake). January 13, 2012
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Fright Night (2011 remake)
When I first heard of the remake of 1985’s horror-cult hit “Fright Night”, I have to admit I wasn’t really skeptical and yet, I really wasn’t that much excited about it either. …
reviewed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. December 18, 2011
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Director Tomas Alfredson is a Swedish director responsible for the internationally acclaimed vampire film “Let The Right One In” which I loved so it would come as no surprise that I would …
reviewed Supernatural: The Anime Series. October 07, 2011
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Supernatural: The Anime Series
I have always been a long-time fan of the TV series “Supernatural” and I was quite overjoyed when CW (without original series creator Eric Kripke) decided to go for another season this year. …
reviewed Drive (2011 film). September 19, 2011
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Drive (2011 film)
Honestly, I wasn’t really expecting much when I went to see “Drive” but I knew for certain that it was one of those art house movies that critics usually like. At first impression, I …
reviewed Super 8 (2011 film). June 11, 2011
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Super 8
J.J. Abrams has mastery over marketing gimmicks and he knows exactly how to attract viewer attention. If you remember the ploy he pulled off with “Cloverfield” then you would know that he …
reviewed Real Fiction (Korean film). April 22, 2011
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Real Fiction
REAL FICTION is a film by Kim Ki-Duk and was released during the same year as "The Isle". It wasn't surprising that this film didn't receive as much attention as the aforementioned film. …
reviewed Paul (2011 movie). March 18, 2011
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Paul
“Buddy Flicks” are also a dime-a-dozen these days, and I knew it was only a matter of time before someone took the premise of “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” and “Mac and Me” …
reviewed Unknown (2011 movie). February 20, 2011
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Unknown
After the simple and yet engaging action-thriller, Liam Neeson returns to the genre with director Jaume Collet-Serra’s (Orphan) “Unknown”. The film is based on a French novel by Didier …
reviewed Piranha (2010 film). January 14, 2011
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Piranha 3-D (2010)
Remember how the now-classic monster film “Jaws” had inspired many films that portray of sea beasts on a rampage? Movies like “Orca”, “Alligator” and even the 1978 …
reviewed Beowulf. January 11, 2011
Beowulf (Director's Cut) (2007)
Everyone knows the story of “Beowulf”, most folks have read the epic poem when they were in high school, I have read the story in Bulfinch’s mythology and movies such as “Beowulf …
reviewed Skyline (2010 movie). November 12, 2010
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SKYLINE (2010 Film)
Alien invasion movies; gosh, these films are a dime-a-dozen. When I saw the trailer for Strause Brothers’ latest alien invasion flick “SKYLINE“, I admit, I was intrigued. I thought perhaps …
reviewed Frozen (movie). October 19, 2010
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Frozen (movie)
Honestly, my first experience with writer/director Adam Green was the abysmal “Hatchet”; a movie me and my buddy @Dave79 have argued the quality of that movie again and again. Well, I am still …
reviewed Let Me In. October 02, 2010
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Let Me In
Let’s talk about remakes; in my opinion remakes should only be made if maybe a) to expand on the original’s premise b) to make an update to cultural and period differences from the time the …
reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie). July 16, 2010
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
I have to say that Sweden is beginning to have a great reputation in adapting books into the silver screen. Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev helms “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (“Man …
reviewed The Last Airbender. July 02, 2010
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The Last Airbender (2010)
I have always said that like him or not, M. Night Shymalan makes an effort to try to be original. Yes he does, but lately, it can be said that he is experiencing a sort of a creative slump, that his latest …
reviewed LITTLE BIG SOLDIER. June 28, 2010
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LITTLE BIG SOLDIER
I’ve always liked Jackie Chan. Sure, even his fans can admit that Chan hasn’t gotten that much of a break from Hollywood with movies like “The Spy Next Door”, “Rush Hour …
reviewed The Twilight Saga: New Moon. April 04, 2010
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon
   Let’s get one thing out the way; I am not this film’s target audience and I am not at all familiar with Stephanie Meyer’s books. So why the heck would I even bother to see …
reviewed Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009). March 25, 2010
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Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)
   The “After Dark Horror Fest” series have always been a real mixed bag for me. I can count on one hand the number of decent to good horror movies under this label. My friend @Christy …
reviewed Revanche. February 21, 2010
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REVANCHE
   “Revenge is a dish best served cold” and Austrian writer/director Gotz Spielmann’s “REVANCHE” (the title means ‘revenge’ in German) is a calculating, …
reviewed The Stepfather. February 11, 2010
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The Stepfather
   It has been some years since I last saw the original “The Stepfather”. Heck, I think it was either 1990 or 1992 since I saw it last. 2009’s remake is a complete rehash of …
reviewed Mushi-Shi the Movie. December 11, 2009
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Mushi-Shi the Movie
   Don’t let the American translation “Bug-master” of its title fool you, writer/director Katsuhiro Otomo’s (Akira) “Mushi-shi” has nothing to do with bugs. …
reviewed Dead or Alive (movie). November 30, 2009
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Dead or Alive
   Drugs and Cocaine. A Hooker falling to her death. A new spin on Bulimia. A bathroom rendezvous. Sodomy. Sex. Topless Dancing. Nudity. Geysers of Blood. Ramen Noodles. A Clown. Grenades. Guns …
reviewed Gomorrah. November 25, 2009
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Gomorrah
   The polished portrayal and slight glorification of the workings of the criminal underworld has been dramatized in movies such as “The Godfather” and in the hit HBO smash “The …
reviewed ZEBRAMAN. November 22, 2009
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ZEBRAMAN
   Takashi Miike--the acclaimed director of such nail-biting horror films such as “Audition” and “Gozu”, such gritty yakuza-themed films such as “Dead or Alive” …
reviewed 2012 (movie). November 16, 2009
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2012 (movie)
   Disaster movies are a dime-a-dozen in Hollywood. The approaching year “2012” has raised several speculations from the Mayan calendar to Nostradamus to the Bible code. Many believe …
reviewed The Bow. November 12, 2009
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U.S. DVD by Tartan
   Kim Ki-Duk is a very acclaimed yet an outcast director from South Korea. He is responsible for Korean Masterpieces: “The ISLE“, “SPRING Summer FALL Spring“, “Time“, …
reviewed Wings of Desire. November 09, 2009
Wings of Desire
                Winner of the best director award in the Cannes film festival, the 1987 German film “WINGS OF DESIRE” (original …
reviewed The Crow (1994 film). November 02, 2009
The Crow
              Director Alex Proyas made a memorable debut when he directed the movie “THE CROW” back in 1994. The film is based on the …
reviewed NIGHT OF DEATH. October 29, 2009
I wanted to see how French horror was in the 1980’s so I decided to give Raphael Delpard’s “NIGHT OF DEATH”  (aka. Lanuit Dela Mort, 1980) a try. The movie isn’t going …
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