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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 The Adventures of Tintin (The Adventu.... December 22, 2011
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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicor
Seems like director Steven Spielberg has been real busy this 2011 holiday season. He has two movies being released this Christmas weekend; “War Horse” and “The Adventures of Tintin”. …
reviewed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger.... May 23, 2011
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise have always proven to be profitable, despite its somewhat lackluster sequels. Fans of the original film were a bit disappointed how the sequels didn’t …
reviewed Unknown (2011 movie). February 20, 2011
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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 Sanctum. February 05, 2011
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Being promoted as “executively-produced” by James Cameron, the director of “Avatar”, the film “SANCTUM” directed by Alister Grierson generated some buzz in the movie …
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 I Am Legend. October 25, 2010
I Am Legend
I AM LEGEND is a post-apocalyptic disaster film that is another attempt at adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel back in the early `50's. The first adaptation being "The Last Man …
reviewed Hitman. October 11, 2010
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When one goes to see a video-game inspired movie; one cannot expect too much. This latest outing "Hitman" (2007) directed by Xavier Gens (Frontiers) may leave a lot to be desired when it …
reviewed Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of .... September 25, 2010
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Two of the things I like about Zack Snyder: His ability to try and give tribute to the source material he is adapting to the big screen and to ability to give it the respect it deserves (despite some …
reviewed Raging Phoenix. September 15, 2010
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Raging Phoenix
After the success of Thailand’s “Ong-Bak” and “Tom Yum Goong”, the U.S. has been flooded with films that depict the beauty of Muay Thai. Well, one of the stars that made …
reviewed Centurion. August 30, 2010
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The name Neil Marshall is enough to draw me in seeing a film since I was real impressed with “Dog Soldiers” and I liked “The Descent” for its "girls who fight back" overtones; …
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 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 Toy Story 3. June 25, 2010
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Toy Story 3
The original “Toy Story” revolutionized the way CGI-animation was seen in the U.S. in 1995. The film defined the words “computer generated graphics” with its stellar animation …
Winner of the coveted Eisner award for best Finite-Mini-series, writer Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s “The Umbrella Academy” has achieved critical acclaim for its originality in style …
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 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 Armored (2009 movie). March 19, 2010
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   The last time I viewed a movie directed by Nimrod Antal was the horror thriller “Vacancy”. While I didn’t exactly enjoy that movie (save for wonderful Kate Beckinsale) I …
reviewed Whiteout. February 20, 2010
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Despite the numerous bad reviews director Dominic Sena’s “WHITEOUT” had received I decided to give the movie a rent and see just how bad a movie can really get. I liked Sena’s …
reviewed The Hurt Locker. January 18, 2010
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The Hurt Locker (2009)
   We have seen several movies about urban warfare. One of my personal favorites is Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down” that chronicles a harrowing incident in Somalia. With the …
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 SHOGUN'S SHADOW. December 08, 2009
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Chambara films have evolved much through the years since the days of Kurosawa, Kobayashi and Gosha. Yasuo Furuhata’s “SHOGUN’S SHADOW” (aka. Shogun Iemitsu No Rashin: Gekitotsu, …
reviewed DOA: Dead or Alive. November 30, 2009
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DOA: Dead or Alive
   When my bud Trashcanman reviewed the “Dead or Alive Xtreme 2“ video game, I knew I just had to review the U.S. made film. "D.O.A.: Dead or Alive" as everyone knows …
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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 Inglourious Basterds. August 23, 2009
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Inglorious Poster
   Quentin Tarantino, taking inspiration from the 1978 Italian film “Inglorious Bastards“, “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS” (now renamed “Basterds”) is the latest …
reviewed OUTLANDER. July 21, 2009
   It would be easy to dismiss “OUTLANDER” as another direct-to-dvd popcorn snooze, but surprisingly, director Howard McCain effectively mixes in elements of a Norse-based adventure, …
reviewed Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. June 27, 2009
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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Poster
   The first “Transformers” film may not be faithful to the original animated series and not even to the comic book by Marvel comics in the 80's. Seeing as how Hasbro only …
reviewed Sword of the Stranger. June 18, 2009
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I have always had a fondness for anime that explored the Bushido period; noteworthy hits such as the anime series "Basilisk" and the anime film "Ninja Scroll" have garnered a powerful …
reviewed X-Men Origins: Wolverine. May 03, 2009
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X-Men Origins Wolverine
Seeking to further capitalize on the popularity of Marvel's favorite mutant group, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is a prequel of sorts to the X-men trilogy. I'll get right to the point, …
reviewed Max Payne (2008 movie). February 03, 2009
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Max Payne
A review of the Unrated Director's Cut: Video game to movie adaptations are almost a dime a dozen. Sure, there have been more misses than hits. I liked the movie adaptation of "Silent Hill", have very …
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