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Film Review – Riddick

September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Riddick is the sequel to Pitch Black and opens with Riddick in pieces on a scorching planet after finding himself on the losing end of a deal gone wrong with the Necromongers. Slowly, he puts...

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Film Review – Blue Jasmine

September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blue Jasmine, written and directed by Woody Allen, tells the story of Jasmine (Cate Blanchette), a former wealthy socialite who has moved from Manhattan to San Francisco to take up with her sister, Ginger, in...

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Film Review – The Smurfs 2

September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is quiet a predicament being an adult, taking a seat amongst a room full of parents and children to watch a film about small blue creatures that live in a society of mushroom houses....

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Film Review – White House Down

August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

*SPOILER ALERT* President-in-jeopardy film White House Down stars Channing Tatum as a veteran and secret service wanna-be who happens to be on a tour at the White House with his young daughter when it is...

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Film Review – RED 2

August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

RED 2, the sequel to the surprise hit RED, takes the comedy of the first installment and ratchets up the action a notch or two. All the familiar characters are back (at least the ones...

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DVD Review – The Adventures of Prince Achmed

August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Adventures of Prince Achmed is Lotte Reiniger’s revolutionary animated tale from 1926. Three years in the making, the intricately created silhouette animation plays out a far eastern adventure, rife with sorcery, romance, and monsters....

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Film Review – The Way Way Back

July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Way Way Back is the directorial debut of successful Oscar-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants), and is the story of a brooding 14 year-old’s summer vacation with his mother (Toni Collette),...

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Film Review – Pacific Rim (3D)

July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) doesn’t waste any time getting down to business in his nearly $200 million release, Pacific Rim.  The film, which opens with a scene of the Golden Gate Bridge...

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DVD Review – Weird Adventures

July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Weird Adventures is a collection of three vintage films produced by the Children’s Film Foundation (CFF) in the 1960s and 1970s and released by the BFI from the best available elements in the BFI archives....

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Film Review – Oz the Great and Powerful

March 10, 2013 | 4 Comments

You have to go into the PG-rated Oz the Great and Powerful with the right attitude.  Director Sam Raimi, after all, is much more closely associated with dark,  violent, or horror-genre films he is credited...

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Film Review – Dark Skies

February 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’ll be honest, I didn’t have the highest expectations for Dark Skies. The trailers made it seem like just another terror-unleashed-on-ordinary-family-in-suburbia type movie and to an extent it is. The story focuses on the Barrett...

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