Category Archive: Reviews

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Aug 04

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Although at first glance this looks like a stand alone, full reboot of the classic “Planet of the Apes” series of films, on closer inspection there are a lot of little hints that this is actually pretty closely related to the original 1968 film starring Charlton Heston. Forget the Tim Burton reboot in 2001, this …

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Jul 26

Review: Captain America The First Avenger

Of all the Marvel comic adaptations, I most worried about Captain America because this is a hard comic to adapt. Steve Rogers AKA Captain America is essentially a flag waving, patriotic boy scout and that works in printed form but could end up being a cheesy corn dog on screen. True “Thor” is about an …

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Jul 14

Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Although I defended and enjoyed “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”, I also said that it was really impossible to review half a film. I needed to see the second half of this adventure before I could review the story as a whole. So I was approaching part 2 as a) the conclusion …

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Jun 30

Review: Transformers – Dark of the Moon

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is directed by Michael Bay and written by Ehren Kruger. It stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Alan Tudyk, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, France McDormand, John Dunn, Julia White and John Malkovich. It is playing nationwide as of today. Ok, let’s get this out of the way: …

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Jun 23

Review: Kung Fu Panda 2

Although fun and energetic “Kung Fu Panda 2” lacks the overall originality and soul of the first film. The original film was a movie that could be enjoyed by any age, the sequel, unfortunately, is just a kid’s film, a really great kids film, but a kid’s film all the same. All the ingredients from …

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Jun 08

Review: Super 8

Every now and again a film comes along and you know that you have just witnessed something special, “Super 8” is just such a film. In an era of sequels, superheroes and remakes, director J.J. Abrams has delivered something that is familiar, yet completely fresh. In the summer of 1979, a group of kids witness, while …

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