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[22 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Breaking Dead

Okay, so, everybody loves zombies, right? Yeah. So, not too long ago, as i was going to work, i saw some. Really. No, i mean REALLY really.
i work in downtown Atlanta. At the Internet factory. When you have to be to work before 8 AM on a Sunday, you expect the city to be dead quiet. You do NOT, however, expect the breakfasting pedestrians to be dead too. But there they were. Actually, it was the overturned, burned-out bus i saw first. For a second i wondered if I’d missed …

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[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Kick-Ass (2010)

If you can’t already tell from all the extra preview minutes of the many trailers (And if you haven’t seen ’em, don’t SPOILER it for yourself), this movie really belongs to Hit-Girl. Whereas Nick Cage comes off a little cheesy (I admit: appropriately so), and the titular hero spends as much time getting kicked as he does any kicking himself, the supposedly-junior superhero is the one who ends up getting all your attention…

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[22 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Hancock (2008)

While HANCOCK might not sound like a superhero name, you quickly get used to it. The primary thing the movie has going for it (beyond Charlize Theron) is that it’s a little different. It’s not “different” in the bizarre or surreal way that movie snobs require when you use the word, but it’s definitely different from most movies of the genre…

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[5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Iron Man (2008)

How do you cast Tony Stark without Robert Downey Jr.? Anybody who knows the Marvel Universe and knows American pop culture KNOWS that the character Robert Downey Jr. = the character Tony Stark. They’re the same person. You can’t not have Robert Downey Jr…

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[27 Jan 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Unbreakable (2000)

First, let me acknowledge how amazing The Dark Knight was. It was amazing. Heath Ledger wasn’t overhyped, he was actually that amazing. Amazingly, Gary Oldman wasn’t underutilized this time around. Christian Bale, even with all the hoarse whispering, is still the best Batman evar. The script (and its execution) was sophisticated. Amazing as it was though, it’s not the best superhero movie ever…

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[21 Jul 2006 | No Comment | ]

First let me take a moment to address what I believe to be the most damning criticism of this movie. A criticism that I’ve heard people mutter as they haughtily shook their heads. I’m here to tell you though that it is, indeed, possible for a cape to seemingly billow in space. -Now, everybody knows that there’s almost nothing but vacuum up in space. Not only would flags not be expected to wave, but no one can hear you scream either. However… if you’ve flown up high enough that it’s night on the ground below you but you have a line-of-sight angle to daylight beside you, it’s possible to be floating in a completely airy sky that only SEEMS like you’re in space…

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[11 Jul 2006 | No Comment | ]

Yes, I went to see The Breakup. [The Aniston/Pitt/Jolie joke would go here, if it hadn’t already been done to death everywhere else.]

The previews have propped it up as a comedy, but I’ve already heard the first wave of backlash and it’s warned me to expect a not-comedy about two people sadly breaking up. Man, I would’ve been pissed too if I brought a date to an ironically-titled romantic comedy that turned out to be a literally-titled buzzkiller. And it was a buzzkill…

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[19 Sep 2005 | No Comment | ]

Dear Romero Fans, I went to see Land of the Dead last night with you. It… was not good. I was severely disappointed. It wasn’t quite bad enough for me to want to find Romero, eviscerate Romero, and eat Romero while he dies screaming. I don’t even want my money back or anything. I had some fun. But come ON, dude…

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[9 Jul 2005 | No Comment | ]

For a hundred minutes I was filled with dread. There was this unbreakably spellbinding feeling of lurking doom. Spielberg does a great job of making you uncomfortable all the way through this movie. There is, of course, also a lot of action…

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[30 Jun 2005 | 3 Comments | ]

Charlie and Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory was good. I’m a big fan of the Gene Wilder original, but they really did a good job with this one. Johnny Depp plays a different kind of Wonka, so it’s cool. He plays it pedo-creepy like Michael Jackson…