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reviewed Pacific Rim (2013 film). July 13, 2013
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Pacific Rim (2013 film)
Guillermo Del Toro had arrived in American cinema with an impressive resume. Films such as “Cronos”, “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Devil’s Backbone” have made …
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 Paul (2011 movie). March 18, 2011
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“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 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 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 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 Maid Droid. April 15, 2010
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Maid Droid
                  I’ve often wondered whether Japanese “pink” movies have ever been critically acclaimed …
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 Moon (2009 movie). January 14, 2010
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Moon DVD
   I’ve always had a fondness for movies about isolation, science fiction and most especially psychological thrillers. Little wonder that I would be interested in the debut film of director …
reviewed Avalon (movie). December 28, 2009
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Avalon (movie)
   Mamoru Oshii’s live action/animation hybrid “AVALON” is interesting. It is fairly obvious from the beginning that the film is not for everyone, yet when you think back, …
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 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 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. November 05, 2009
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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
   Honestly, I am not an avid fan of the G.I. animated series or the comic book published by Marvel comics back in the 80’s, therefore my knowledge of the G.I. Joe universe is very limited. …
reviewed Surrogates. September 26, 2009
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Surrogates Movie Poster
      Remember many years ago when people didn’t have the use of cell phones and now it seems like we can’t get by without having one? Well, the comic book adapted sci-fi …
reviewed APPLESEED EX MACHINA (aka. Ekusu Makina). September 24, 2009
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     Appleseed Ex Machina is a sequel to 2004’s Appleseed; produced by John Woo and directed by Shinji Aramaki, the duo comes with an entertaining futuristic thriller adapted from …
reviewed 9. September 12, 2009
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         Based on the award-winning short film by Shane Acker, the CGI-animated full-length feature film “9” intends to expand on its myth and story. Acker himself …
reviewed Cyborg She. September 09, 2009
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CYBORG SHE a.k.a. Cyborg Girl
     Ever wonder how and what we can affect in our past, present and future? Let’s see, now what if James Cameron’s “The Terminator” had a strong theme of a love …
reviewed Silk (2006 movie). August 30, 2009
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   Since the U.S. has marked Chao Bin Su’s “SILK” (a.k.a. Gui Si, 2006) for remake hell in 2010, I figured I may as well review the original Taiwanese-Japanese made horror …
reviewed Casshern. August 24, 2009
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      CASSHERN (2004) is loosely based on the Japanese anime in the 1970's called "Casshan Robot fighter" which was in turn adapted into the live-action TV series. Highly …
reviewed District 9. August 14, 2009
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District 9
   Co-produced by Peter Jackson, the acclaimed director of the “Lord of the Rings” and directed by Neil Blomkamp; ‘DISTRICT 9” screams “Cult Classic”. Blomkamp …
reviewed Dead Space: Downfall. June 27, 2009
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The video game industry is one awesome profitable industry. It’s funny when you think about it, since the industry started with games like “Space Invaders” and the dawn of the Sega …
reviewed The Sky Crawlers. May 28, 2009
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From the award-winning director of the critically acclaimed anime film "Ghost in the Shell", Momuru Oshii, comes another award-winning tale of heroes that have eternal youth, waging a battle …
reviewed Terminator Salvation. May 23, 2009
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Terminator Salvation (Director's Cut) (2009)
Hollywood has a habit of rebooting successful franchises, and it seems like the next one on the list is James Cameron's "Terminator" franchise. I have always wondered how the futuristic …
reviewed The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008 f.... April 10, 2009
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Day the Earth Stood Still
Remakes are a dime-a-dozen as I've said before. I do have to acknowledge that sometimes, a remake may be necessary to cater to a new generation. It has been some years ago since last I saw Robert Wise's …
reviewed Watchmen (2009 film). March 07, 2009
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Comic book adaptations are all the rage these days and they are a dime-a-dozen. To prepare for the film and to write this review, I re-read the graphic novel so I can give a more detailed viewpoint. …
reviewed The Mist. March 03, 2009
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The Mist
THE MIST is directed by Frank Darabont; after his somewhat misfire "The Majestic", he is poised to redeem himself with an adaptation of one of Stephen King's novellas. Darabont wrote the screenplay …
reviewed Wonderful Days (aka. Sky Blue). February 22, 2009
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Movie Poster
Let's be honest here, some of the best sci-fi films originate from other countries--this is a fact; most definitely from anime. While Japan remains the dominant force in driving philosophical themed, …
reviewed The X-Files: I Want to Believe. February 11, 2009
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X-Files: I Want to Believe
The show was a huge phenomenon in the 90's, "The X-Files" was a show that delved into government conspiracies, the extraterrestrial, the supernatural and the downright creepy. The first five seasons …
reviewed the Gene Generation. February 06, 2009
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Dvd cover
      There has been a lot of comic book to film adaptations for the past several years. Being a film based on a comic book called "DNA Hacker Chronicles" and a joint international …
reviewed Death Race. January 10, 2009
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Death Race
Being a film that I've read Roger Ebert express disgust and disappointment, but at the same time Stephen King names it as one of the year's best, of course, one wouldn't be hard-pressed to become curious …
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 Resident Evil: Degeneration. December 28, 2008
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Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
It has almost been a little more than 10 years since the first "Resident Evil" (aka. Biohazard, Japan title) video game hit store shelves and introduced and defined "survival horror". …
reviewed Iron Man. December 24, 2008
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Iron Man
The next anticipated movie from the Marvel line of comic books is "IRON MAN". There has been an overload of comic book films and thankfully, this one doesn‘t have "Fantastic Four‘s" …
reviewed The Incredible Hulk (2008). December 21, 2008
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DVD front
"THE MADDER HULK GETS, THE STRONGER HE GETS". Apparently, ol' Jade-Jaws has been rebooted for the screen under the moniker; "Incredible Hulk" with a new director; Louis Letterrier, a new script by Zack …
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