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Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Sometimes, a series needs rebooting. Perhaps on account of having an entry that was so hated, it nearly destroyed the great name of the series forever- or perhaps there was so much clutter in the timeline of said series that keeping things straight became impossible. Whatever the case, it happens- as it so happens, the Spider-Man live-action film franchise has been freshly rebooted, and has just kicked off with The Amazing Spider-Man this year. So was it a reboot worth watching? I’d definitely say so. First off, while I don’t like to nitpick, I didn’t think the film had... Read On

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Movie Review: Men In Black 3

Movie Review: Men In Black 3

When a sequel comes out so long after it’s predecessors it can tend to have a lot going against it. The biggest thing is that they tend to rely on the same formula from before. Sometimes it works and sometimes it goes completely wrong. Thankfully after ten years, Men in Black 3 didn’t fall into that trap. It still manages to keep the same humor that we love from the series while also injecting some more character development between it’s characters that keeps it fresh and worth the trip to the theater. It’s been ten years since last we saw... Read On

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Battleship

Review: Battleship

I had the biggest grin on my face throughout the entirety of this movie. An absolute delight. In fact, I enjoyed it as much as I did “The Avengers”. There. I said it. I’ll probably catch some flack for that claim but those I’ll catch flack from will most likely be fuddy duddies who don’t know what constitutes a good time at the movies. It’s big. It’s loud. It’s dumb. It’s an absolute hoot. It’s everything one could hope for from a summer blockbuster. And there’s absolutely no excuse for this movie not having been presented in 3D. With... Read On

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Dark Shadows

Movie Review: Dark Shadows

As soon as the lights went up in the theater my friend turned to me and said “that was terrible.” In reality, there are many, many, many worse films than “Dark Shadows”. I should know. I own quite a few of them. “Manos: The Hands of Fate” anyone? For what it is, the latest Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration is entertaining enough, just kind of draggy in parts. There is just enough humor of the quirky variety (again this is a Burton/Depp collaboration) to keep things moving along… There just isn’t as much in the way of comedy as the trailers... Read On

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Movie Capsule Review: The Avengers

Movie Capsule Review: The Avengers

Ah summer blockbuster season… There’s no time of the year (not counting Christmastime) that fills me with such joy. So much spectacle is hurled at us week after week by Hollywoodland and, oh my goodness, is it ever grand. And we are off to one heck of a start with Marvel’s “The Avengers”. This will probably wind up being the most clever of the big flicks being released this season. Pretty much every plot point from all the solo adventures of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor interweaves with one another here, resulting in lots of conflict and lots... Read On

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

Movie Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

A long, long time ago, I started doing something that changed the course of my life. It started out as a simple project, just for fun, really- I’d list all the books I ever read. Well, due to a shoddy memory and much procrastination, it died quickly. That list stayed, for a while, on a blog. A brief while later, I began giving little opinions, and as time went by, I noticed a talent while I was in school- I could write. I could write well. Just about any written assignment blew away the teachers. Thus, I combined my... Read On

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Movie Review: The Woman in Black (2012)

Movie Review: The Woman in Black (2012)

The movie opens with fuzzy flashes of a couple getting married and then a woman being pregnant next thing you know Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is standing in front of a mirror obviously upset. In the next scene it turns out that Mr. Kipps has a young boy named Joseph (Misha Handley), Mr. Kipps’ wife passed away during child-birth. Arthur is a lawyer during the 19th century clearly still mourning the death of his wife is giving an assignment from work to go into a small town and finalize some papers left behind at a very old house after the former resident dies.... Read On

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Movie Review: Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Movie Review: Hotel Rwanda (2004)

This is a story about an ordinary man.  An ordinary man who summons the courage to save over 1000 refugees during the genocide of Tutsi’s by the Hutu extremists taking place in Rwanda in 1994.  This is a story about an ordinary man who becomes extraordinary. Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) is the assistant manager of the Milles Collines Hotel in Kigali, the Capital City of Rwanda.  Paul is also a Hutu, making him “safe” from the genocide happening all around him; his wife Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo) and children however, are Tutsi, making them targets.  Paul for the most part is keeping his life normal by... Read On

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Movie Review: Killers (2010)

Movie Review: Killers (2010)

You won’t really know what to expect during the first few minutes of this movie.  It’s kind of hard to tell if it’s going to be romantic, funny, or full of action. But it later turns into all of the above. It starts when Jennifer  “Jen” Kornfeldt  (Katherine Heigl) goes on a vacation with her parents to help her get over a recent breakup that has her completely up in the air about where her life is going.  However vacation doesn’t seem to be  helping much due to her extremely overprotective and rich father Mr. Kornfeldt (Tom Selleck) who... Read On

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Movie Review: Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Movie Review: Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Few people have seen the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), but if you happen to be one of them  and are expecting a remake, forget it.  The only things shared between the two films are the name, the fact that they are both about car thieves, and a Mustang named Eleanor. Memphis Raines (Nicholas Cage) is the best car thief in Long Beach, but he’s retired.  That is until he’s called back into the game to save the life of his younger brother Kip Raines (Giovanni Ribisi) who is in trouble with the new local criminal Mirror Man... Read On

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Movie Review: Tower Heist (2011)

Stiller plays Josh Kovacs, who for more than a decade has been the Manager of the most luxurious and most secure residence in New York City refered to as “The Tower”. Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) resides in the penthouse atop the tower and is under house arrest after stealing billions of dollars from his investors and attempting to flee.  Hmmmmm.. Does that sound familiar?!?  After Kovacs chooses Shaw to manage the employees pensions without their knowledge, he feels he is to blame for them losing everything.  He hatches a plan with some of the other employees to steal... Read On

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Movie Review: Moneyball (2011)

“How can you not be romantic about baseball?”  The based on true events movie about the General Manager for the Oakland Athletics who takes a losing team and turns them around using a “numbers based” player analysis system assigning a value to each player instead of  the old school, “what do you think about him?”, approach to scouting new players.  Billy Beane is a “high hope” high school draft pick that finds out he just can’t make it as a Major League ball player.  After giving up his Stanford scholarship to play ball, he can’t quite make the adjustment to the Major... Read On

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