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reviewed Ted (2012 film). July 01, 2012
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Ted
Comedies are the kind of movies that usually require a certain sense of humor from its target audience. They are a little hard for me to review since everyone has their own individual sense of humor that …
reviewed 21 Jump Street (2012 film). March 26, 2012
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21 Jump Street
Ok, let’s get some things out of the way. Usually comedies are a low priority for me to see in theaters. Why? Because they are usually more fun to see with a lot of pizza and beer. I am not too …
reviewed Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. May 01, 2011
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Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
It is a well-known fact that I am a reviewer who has a fondness for low-budget horror movies and I can tolerate movies that have cheesy special effects as long as it matches a clever grim humor around …
reviewed Rio: The Movie. April 16, 2011
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Rio
Animated Family films have never exactly impressed me, I feel that they are mostly the type of films that follow a certain formula and sticks to it. Not to say that there hasn’t been some serious …
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 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 Last Life in the Universe. November 30, 2010
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Last Life in the Universe
Way back when, I was an action-fantasy-sci-fi kinda movie fan, then I decided to explore other realms of cinema that really grabbed my attention. Back in 2003 or 2004, "Last Life in the Universe" …
reviewed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead. November 11, 2010
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead
It is hard to review something that I think was meant to be stupid, that its idiocracy is actually part of the film’s plot. According to my research, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead” …
reviewed MacGruber. October 14, 2010
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MacGruber (2010)
I am at some disadvantage here. I am not exactly a huge fan of the Saturday Night Live comedy show; but I have to admit I did like some of their ideas such as “Wayne‘s World” to name …
reviewed Dinner for Schmucks. July 31, 2010
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Dinner for Schmucks
schmuck- a stupid or contemptible person; oaf      Let’s be honest, all of us have played the role of ‘schmuck’ at one time or another. I have played a ‘schmuck’ …
reviewed The Bounty Hunter (2010). July 26, 2010
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The Bounty Hunter
How can one review a movie when one already knows that the movie is going to be bad? Well, I always go in with no expectations and I usually allow a movie to instill my emotions. Such is the case when …
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 …
reviewed Kick-Ass (movie). April 16, 2010
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Kick Ass (Movie)
   Let’s get one thing out of the way; there is no way Hollywood can ever match the awesomeness that is Mark Millar’s and John Romita Jr.’s comic book mini series titled "KICK …
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 Sex and Death 101. March 17, 2010
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Sex and Death 101
   What would you do if you know what would happen in your lifetime? Would you try to change your decisions, avoid the displeasing parts or meet everything head on? Well, writer/director Daniel …
reviewed Monsters vs. Aliens. March 17, 2010
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Monsters vs. Aliens
   Sure, most of us ‘animation fans’ associate CGI animation with animation giant Pixar. But don’t forget, Dreamworks animation also had some success with “Shrek” …
reviewed Dead Snow. February 24, 2010
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Dead Snow
   Nazis and Zombies…a combination of both. It is very surprising that such a premise has been done before. The Norwegian horror-comedy thriller “DEAD SNOW” (aka. NIght of …
reviewed Up. February 10, 2010
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Up
All of us have acquired a fondness for CGI-generated animated features ever since the days of “Toy Story” and Pixar studios together with Disney have crafted several amusing animated movies …
reviewed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (mo.... January 08, 2010
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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (movie)
   I’ve often said that American animation studios have always stuck to the usual formulas that I feel that they offer little to no surprises to the experienced movie watcher. They do …
reviewed Kung Fu Hustle. December 06, 2009
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Kung Fu Hustle
      The beginning of the year 2004 wasn’t such a good year for Hong Kong cinema seeing as the highest-grossing film only took in $ 25 million dollars. That is until …
reviewed Dead Alive. December 01, 2009
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Dead Alive (Unrated) (Sp) (1993)
   DEAD ALIVE (a.k.a. “Braindead”) is directed by Peter Jackson; yes, the same dude who won Oscars for his terrific adaptations of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jackson’s …
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 Zombieland. October 03, 2009
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Zombieland (2009)
     Zombies have become such a great delicacy in the horror genre; they have become almost as malleable and adaptive as the vampire when it comes to genre mixing. We’ve seen them …
reviewed Visitor Q. October 01, 2009
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Visitor Q
 During a time when all the horror films seemed to have the usual plot devices, great looking actors and PG-13 ratings with an obligatory approval from test audiences, along comes Takashi Miike who …
reviewed Naked Weapon (Chiklo Dakgung). September 22, 2009
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Naked Weapon
          NAKED WEAPON is another foray into the "girls who kick butt" genre. Maggie Q has been getting a lot of attention in the U.S. for MI-3, Live Free …
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 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 Versus. August 14, 2009
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Versus
   This is a review of Ultimate Versus.     Ever wonder what film put Ryuhei Kitamura on the map? If you said “Azumi”, you would partly be correct; he did gain critical …
reviewed The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai. August 04, 2009
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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai
             The GLAMOROUS LIFE of SACHIKO HANAI is a piece of Japanese ‘pink’ cinema directed by Meike Mitsuru (Bitter Sweet). Its original …
reviewed FUNKY FOREST: First Contact. July 05, 2009
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   Japanese films have always been able to blend brilliance with oddball flair, art, commerce, screwball comedy and uninhibited anarchic craziness. Never before has one movie made me say “What …
reviewed The Host. June 19, 2009
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The Host
The top-grossing film in Korea for 2006 was inspired by Hollywood and Japanese monster films. It is a tricky thing; there is just too much temptation for disaster, and too many things to go wrong. Critics …
reviewed So Close. June 15, 2009
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So Close
SO CLOSE is directed by renowned action choreographer; Corey Yuen (Transporter). Corey is a sought after action director with his fresh style and cool attitude. (He isn't as renowned as the legendary …
reviewed Look. May 27, 2009
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Look
It has been said that there is always someone watching us. There are an estimated 30 million surveillance cameras in the United States and Americans may have been taken photos or videos of in an estimated …
reviewed Army of Darkness. February 15, 2009
Army of Darkness
Originally released in Spring, 1993, ARMY OF DARKNESS only lasted for a week and a half in theaters--not enough to creep into box-office success. After a few years in the back of the shelves, the film …
reviewed Henry Poole is Here. February 05, 2009
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We have seen quite a few films that serve up certain opinions about Faith, Hope and Redemption. Quite frankly, these type of films have the very dangerous potential to be exceedingly melodramatic, with …
reviewed My Sassy Girl. December 26, 2008
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      I do not like romantic teen comedies; I occasionally see one only when I'm with a date. I think teen romantic comedies are so full of clichés and stereotypical characters, …
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