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reviewed The Secret World of Arrietty. February 18, 2012
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The Secret World of Arrietty
A few years ago, Disney bought the distribution rights to several of Studio Gibli’s creations. I was ecstatic since it would mean that Studio Gibli’s animated films would have better access …
reviewed Thor (2011 movie). May 06, 2011
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Thor (film)
Those who follow my blurbs and/or write ups know that I have recently posted a sort of ‘guide’ to Thor since I think it is safe to assume that not that many folks have knowledge of the character …
reviewed Thor (2011 movie). May 05, 2011
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Thor (film)
It is pretty much to be expected that I will be reviewing the film “Thor” for Movie Hype since I am a Marvel comics nut and that I pretty much almost own (or owned, since I lost a small number …
reviewed Beastly. March 06, 2011
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Every now and then I allow myself to be dragged into seeing a movie that I normally wouldn’t even see unless it was on video. Well, since I haven’t seen any reviews for “Beastly” …
reviewed The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage .... December 11, 2010
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
It has been many years since I’ve read the first “Narnia” book; and I honestly cannot say whether I’ve read the second or third books since then. Well, quite honestly, I never …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:.... November 21, 2010
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Admittedly, I haven’t been the biggest fan of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise (though I still saw each and every film after “The Sorcerer’s Stone” on dvd); I thought …
reviewed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. August 15, 2010
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
We’ve all had nightmares about our girlfriend’s ex-boyfriends; some make us feel insecure, some make us feel proud while some…well, makes us forget about the whole thing. But hopefully, …
reviewed The Happening. August 08, 2010
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The Happening
Act of God- A direct and sudden event or action of certain unexplainable forces that could not be reasonably foreseen; it compromises all evidence and defies all attempts at explanation by Science.   …
reviewed The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010 movie). July 18, 2010
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Mickey Mouse short story in “Fantasia”. If you’ve seen it, then you’ll know exactly what the creators of “National Treasure” have cooked up in “The Sorcerer’s …
reviewed Predators. July 10, 2010
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Predators (2010)
I’ve always liked the concept of 1987’s “Predator” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was simple, precise and exciting; admittedly the franchise has been misused by Hollywood with …
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 Iron Man 2. May 07, 2010
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Iron Man 2
   …well, not exactly, although “Iron Man 2” is definitely your Hollywood fare that relies on being loud, “spiffy”, brisk popcorn entertainment but it does …
reviewed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. May 07, 2010
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
   As much as I admire the style and finesse Terry Gilliam brings in his filmmaking, I find that his final product in direction is more or less a hit or a miss. I loved “12 Monkeys” …
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 Clash of the Titans (2010). April 02, 2010
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Clash of the Titans (2010 film)
   Most of us know a little about Greek Mythology and even more of us have seen the 1981 classic film “Clash of the Titans” based on the tale of Perseus. Many would argue that the …
reviewed How to Train Your Dragon. March 27, 2010
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Dreamworks animation has often been regarded as the “Poor man’s Pixar” since its animated films are more or less a hit or miss. Well, after the sleeper hit "Monsters Vs. Aliens", th …
reviewed Accuracy of Death (Sweet Rain). March 22, 2010
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ACCURACY OF DEATH (a.k.a. Sweet Rain)
   Stories about an angel of death or a grim reaper walking among mortals to learn about life’s significance isn’t at all original. Movies such as “Meet Joe Black” have …
reviewed Alice in Wonderland (2010 movie). March 06, 2010
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Alice in Wonderland
                     There have been many adaptations and interpretations in the silver screen of the …
reviewed Legion (2010 movie). January 23, 2010
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   Gosh, I just reviewed “The Book Of Eli” last week and here I am about to review a film that portrays a Biblical theme. Movies such as “The Prophecy” have portrayed …
reviewed The Book of Eli. January 16, 2010
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The Book of Eli
At first impression from its trailer, the Hughes Brothers’ (From Hell) post-apocalyptic action drama “The Book of Eli” appears to be a film that borrows heavily from other movies such …
reviewed Daybreakers. January 09, 2010
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                    We’ve all seen movies that portray vampires as seductive bloodsuckers, savagely feral …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). December 21, 2009
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             Let’s get one thing out of the way, James Cameron’s “AVATAR” is the most expensive film ever made; with a staggering …
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. …
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   This is a review of the Extended Director’s Cut.     Le Pacte des Loups (literally translated to “The Pact of Wolves) is a French action-adventure thriller directed …
reviewed ZEBRAMAN. November 22, 2009
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   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 Evangelion:1.01 You Are (Not) Alone. November 21, 2009
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Evangelion:1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
   Fans of the fantastic anime series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION will no doubt embrace “EVANGELION 1.0: You Are Not Alone”. The film is the first series of four films titled the “Rebuild …
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 Dynamite Warrior. September 18, 2009
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Dynamite Warrior
          DYNAMITE WARRIOR (original title: Tabun Fire) is from the makers of ONG-BAK and Born to Fight, stars real life stunt man Dan Chupong (Born to Fight). After …
reviewed Wolfhound. August 11, 2009
   Based on the novel by Mariya Semyonova and directed by Nikolav Lebedev, “Wolfhound” is a Russian-produced swordplay fantasy that follows the usual formulas set by the 80’s …
reviewed Twilight (movie). March 23, 2009
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Twilight (movie)
     Being a vampire lore enthusiast, I have seen a very good amount of vampire films. Of course, I would check out this vampire movie based on the best selling book by Stephen Meyer called …
reviewed Hellboy II: The Golden Army. March 09, 2009
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I loved the original "Hellboy", it was quite a good translation (but he looks more human in the movie) to the highly successful comic series by Mike Mignola. The original film was scrappy, …
reviewed Tokyo Gore Police. February 07, 2009
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Tokyo Gore Police
From the producers of "Machine Girl" and "Death Trance" comes a film that is so outrageously bizarre, full of "pink" violence, blood-splattering horror effects, TRULY bizarre …
reviewed The Orphanage. January 23, 2009
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The Orphanage
THE ORPHANAGE is the latest supernatural film from Spain which definitely has the feel of Guillermo del Toro's influence. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, based on the screenplay by Sergio Sanchez; the …
reviewed Hancock. January 08, 2009
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Hancock (Two-Disc Unrated Edition) (2008)
Superman was raised by a kindly couple and taught the decent way to live and respect life. Thor is the God of thunder who was exiled from his home of eternal Asgard to live on Earth as a mortal so that …
reviewed Painted Skin. December 23, 2008
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Gordon Chan Kar-Seung's "Painted Skin" is a remake of the once popular horror-fantasy genre and looks aimed towards western audiences, no surprise since this is supposed to be Hong Kong's …
reviewed Shadowless Sword. December 21, 2008
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Shadowless Sword
   During the Korean New wave, the country has come out with real phenomenal dramas, horror, and a few swordplay epics. Two of the more successful films of Korean epics are the terrific adventure …
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