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reviewed Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013 film). March 10, 2013
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Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013 film)
Intended to be a prequel to the novel “The Wonderful World of Oz” and indirectly tied to the 1939 classic film, director Sam Raimi’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” has a very …
reviewed Children Who Chase Lost Voices (Anime.... February 18, 2013
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Children Who Chase Lost Voices (Anime Film)
Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli are household names when it comes to Japanese anime and animated films in general. They have always managed to capture the essence of Japanese folklore-ish tales around …
reviewed Snow White and the Huntsman. June 02, 2012
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Snow White And The Huntsman
The original tale of “Snow White” was written in Germany back in 1812. Since then, the story has been re-interpreted and variations of its premise had been presented. The most famous version …
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 Real Steel. October 07, 2011
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Real Steel
I knew going into the film “Real Steel” that I was in for something not entirely special and yet I hoped for the best. I mean once you’ve seen the trailer, you already know where everything …
reviewed Conan the Barbarian (2011 film). August 30, 2011
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Conan the Barbarian (2011 film)
I figured that it was a little odd that director Marcus Nispel’s (Friday the 13th remake) “Conan The Barbarian” was released first in Europe and the Philippines two days before it hit …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:.... July 16, 2011
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
For me, the “Harry Potter” movie franchise has been more or less a hit or a miss. I liked its main premise of the introductions of a boy into the world of wizardry that results into the character’s …
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 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 Insidious. April 04, 2011
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Insidious
Going into a horror film with trailers such as those of “Insidious”; one wouldn’t be hard-pressed to believe that he would be privy to another one of those clichéd “fright …
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 Season of the Witch. January 08, 2011
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Season of the Witch
I’ve seen so many brilliant and depressing dramas the past few weeks that I thought I’d go for something more action-oriented and maybe even a little bit spooky this weekend. Well, a friend …
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 The Warrior's Way (2010). December 05, 2010
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The Warrior's Way (2010)
Korean and Chinese Wuxia films. Japanese Jidai Geki films. Spaghetti Westerns. Kimchi Westerns. Sukiyaki Westerns. Do you like those oddball genres? How do you feel about the genre-busting popcorn films …
reviewed Tangled. November 25, 2010
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Tangled (2010)
It has been quite a long time since I’ve seen a Disney movie in theaters. As far as I remember the last great Disney movie I’ve seen in cinemas was “The Lion King” and the rest …
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 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 …
Thor: For Asgard Issue # 1(2010)
With the new “Thor” live-action movie looming in the horizon, you can bet that Disney (ahem) Marvel would do whatever it took to promote Marvel’s favorite mythological Norse God. Well, …
reviewed Mother of Tears. September 02, 2010
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Mother of Tears
Legendary horror filmmaker Dario Argento returns as writer and director, the man has definitely made a name for himself for his mischievous flair and touch of the macabre. "MOTHER OF TEARS: The Third …
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 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (.... May 29, 2010
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Prince of Persia Sands of Time
   Video game to film adaptations. We all know such efforts are always found wanting and video games are hardly ever given the respect they deserve. So why do we still always have high expectations …
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
   Amid all the abysmal “Twilight” movies and the “Harry Potter” franchise, Universal Pictures and director Paul Weitz (brother of Chris Weitz, director of Twilight New …
reviewed SIEGE. May 14, 2010
SIEGE
   “Secret Invasion” had an awesome and lasting effect in the pages of the Marvel universe. S.H.I.E.L.D. went under and was replaced by H.A.M.M.E.R. a new organization headed by …
reviewed The DESCENT: Part 2. May 13, 2010
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The DESCENT: Part 2
Neil Marshall’s “The Descent”(2005) was a ‘hyped up’ horror movie that was heavily praised in the U.K. even before it reached U.S. shores. I immediately found myself expecting …
reviewed OneChanbara 2: VorteX. May 11, 2010
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OneChanbara 2: VorteX
Those who are familiar with “OneChanbara: Zombie Bikini Squad” the popular PS2/Xbox 360 video game in Japan would be familiar with “OneChanbara the movie” (2008, Hong Kong title: …
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 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 STORM RIDER: CLASH OF EVILS. March 28, 2010
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STORM RIDER: CLASH OF EVILS
   You can consider this animated film as “Storm Riders 1.50” since it is a direct sequel to 1998’s “Storm Riders” and is a “fix” for fans before the …
reviewed How to Train Your Dragon. March 27, 2010
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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
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 Repo Men (2010 movie). March 20, 2010
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REPO MEN (2010)
Title seem familiar? That’s because director Miguel Sapochnik’s “REPO MEN” is based on the novel "Repossession Mambo". It is unrelated yet may be seen as a movie closely …
reviewed Ghost in the Shell 2.0. January 28, 2010
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Ghost in the Shell 2.0
   Introduction: One of the best animated films I have ever seen is a Japanese anime called KOKAKU KIDOTAI, otherwise known as “GHOST IN THE SHELL” (1995). This is a review of the …
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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Daybreakers
                    We’ve all seen movies that portray vampires as seductive bloodsuckers, savagely feral …
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