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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s always interesting to see how people react when you throw them a fantastical curveball in their preferred entertainment media. I remember, when HBO launched their televised version of Game of Thrones, pondering how people were going to react when the dragons and sorcery came out in a show that presented itself largely as a period piece for most of its initial run. It turned out that it barely even registered, as fans were invested plenty enough to roll with […]

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Back in 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes shocked audiences with not just some of the greatest motion capturing ever done on film, but also with a great story, characters, and premise that was never thought possible from a franchise like Planet of the Apes. For decades the franchise was long thought dead, especially after the horrible 2001 Planet of the Apes that drove audiences out of the theatres. Now three years later we get the sequel with […]

Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Often times, a movie can be broken down into the sum of two entirely different previously conceived ideas. For instance, the recently released film Noah could be-and I assure you it actually was-called Titanic meets Gladiator, presumably because it featured a big boat and Russell Crowe in a tunic. Or you could say the 1980s “classic” Mac & Me was a cross between E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and a Mc Donald’s commercial because it was a two hour McDonald’s commercial […]

Movie Review: X-Men Days of Future Past

Movie Review: X-Men Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past,  bridges the Gap between the X-Men franchise of the 2000’s and 20011’s X-Men: First Class, which followed the exploits of a younger Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Eric Lensherr (Magneto). Days of Future Past finds the aging Professor X, Magneto, and the Xmen we recognize from the franchise, as well as a few new faces, fighting a losing battle against the Sentinels, a force of robotic super soldiers developed to target and kill all mutants, […]

Movie Review: Godzilla 2014

Movie Review: Godzilla 2014

When I was a child, before the Fox Network was really a thing, there was XETV in San Diego. You could say XETV was the genesis of many of my nerd addictions. Every evening from Monday through Friday XETV would show a four hour block of various classic genre films, switching themes from week to week. One week it might be all Bruce Lee and martial arts movies. The next it could be Abbot & Costello or classic movie monsters-sometimes […]

Movie Review: Captain America The Winter Soldier

Movie Review: Captain America The Winter Soldier

America’s shield toting, Nazi punching, super soldier Captain America returns in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  I’ll admit right off the bat to a bit of a bias in favor of the Captain and his history of fighting Nazi’s during World War II and evil Russian Communists during the Cold War.  Being one of my favorite Avengers, 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger was one of my favorite of the backstory films leading up to the Avengers movie.  That […]

Movie Review: Robocop 2014

Movie Review: Robocop 2014

At the risk of badly dating myself, let me say that when I was a much younger man-a boy, even-my friends and I caught a double feature of the original Robocop paired with Lost Boys. I doubt I have to tell anybody out there that it was a pretty cool day. I love those movies and today they are still something akin to comfort food for me. At the same time, I’m not one of those people who finds every movie I cherish […]

Movie Review: The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug

Movie Review: The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Can Peter Jackson really make The Hobbit an epic trilogy or will the story be stretched too thin that it will cave under the weight of a Hobbit? The Desolation of Smaug continues right from where we ended in an Unexpected Journey.  The Dwarves continue on their way to Erebor to reclaim their land from the evil dragon Smaug.  This movie takes the heroes through mysterious forests, Elfish kingdoms, Lake town, and even the […]

Movie Review: Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Movie Review: Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Once in a blue moon a movie comes along invoking a lot of mixed emotions within moviegoers. So much in fact, that some will refuse to watch it. But what constitute a well balance movie that everyone can enjoy without the feeling of being put into a category?  ‘Teeny-bob’, ‘Twihards’ and ‘Horrorphiles’ this are just examples of labels you could be categorized in for liking a specific film or genre. Or you could be the person who looks down upon […]

Movie Review: Ender’s Game

Movie Review: Ender’s Game

Another link in the thematic chain of violence enacted by and directed toward children, that seems to be gripping Hollywood recently, Ender’s Game displays for us an army of children trained in military strategy, war games, and technology from a very young age, in order to do battle with the Earths enemies. With the box office success of The Hunger Games it’s no surprise that mainstream Hollywood would follow up with a string of films in the same vein. What […]