A DC Fan’s Spoiler-Packed Dissection of ‘The Avengers’

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WARNING: There will be spoilers. All of them. In many ways The Avengers is both every action movie you’ve ever seen, and in many ways its the first of its kind. Like many action movies, it’s a bit thin on plot–and this film once again was just a stall for the next (the villain is … Continue reading

A Marvel Fan’s Spoiler-free Review of ‘The Avengers’

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So, just to get it out of the way, yes, The Avengers was awesome. And if you know me at all, you know that I present that as honestly as I can; I immediately and again point out what was already offered in the title of this article—I’m a Marvel. That doesn’t mean that I’m ignoring the … Continue reading

John Carter of Mars Review: Does This Movie Leap Past The Rest?

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I don’t know what I expected to find in John Carter of Mars. I knew it was based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 11-volume Barsoom series. I knew it was directed by Andrew Stanton, director of Finding Nemo and WALL-E. Even if I wasn’t sure a movie about a guy going to Mars and stopping wars … Continue reading

Chronicle Review: The Best “Real World” Superhero Movie Ever?

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Hancock, eat your heart out. What happens when you combine the gimmick of the Blair Witch Project, the tone of Jumper, and the personal struggle of Akira‘s Tetsuo all into one movie? You get Chronicle. And that’s a good thing. This was Josh Trank‘s directorial debut, and both his and screenwriter Max Landis‘s first work on … Continue reading

‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ – New Worst Superhero Movie Ever or Just One of the Worst Superhero Movies Ever?

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An Intro from Louis Santiago: As a comic book reader and a fan of (some) comic book movies, I honestly couldn’t say I was at all excited for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The first movie was so incredibly dull that it ranked up there on my list of worst superhero movies of all time. However, SoV … Continue reading

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol: An Analysis: Why Do We Watch Tom Cruise Movies?

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Most movie stars manage to brand themselves in order to generate ticket sales. People watch movies starring Jennifer Aniston because they like Jennifer Aniston. People watch movies starring Arnold Schwarzenneger because they like Arnold Schwarzennegger (unfortunately, they voted for him for the same reason). If Will Ferrel is in a movie, he’s pretty much guaranteed … Continue reading

Bad Movie Night: Surviving Asylum Picture’s Mockbusters: “Almighty Thor”, “Transmorphers”, and “200 mph”

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After taking forever to see Almighty Thor (which I only heard about because of the movie’s release around the time of Marvel’s Thor) I researched the details to find that Asylum, the studio behind the movie, is famous for making these really shitty “mockbusters” that are released at the same time as the real blockbuster … Continue reading

Is Batman: Year One Worth Your Time? Infinite Ammo’s Review

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I don’t really know how to feel about Batman: Year One. Of the DC animated features, this one has stayed closest to its source material, and is almost a panel by panel reconstruction of Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s seminal Batman tale, and yet something is still off. Certain factors—the animation and the voice acting … Continue reading

SMH – Infinite Ammo Meta-Reviews “Real Steel” Before We’ve Actually Seen It

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Real Steel is a science fiction movie starring Hugh Jackman. As an admirer of both Hugh Jackman and anything robot, I couldn’t wait to see it. More to the point, I couldn’t wait to write about it. Although this critique is lacking a bit in that I haven’t actually seen the movie, I have seen a … Continue reading

Fu-Dunnit: A Review of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

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You’ve probably seen the trailer or the commercial. An airborne deer gets a flying kick in the face that sends it spinning out of control. This promises the type of left field, over the top action that was so entertaining in the Evil Dead movies and Kung Fu Hustle. The image belongs to the film … Continue reading

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