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[14 Jan 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Avatar (2009)

So by now, you’ve probably seen Avatar. If you haven’t, you know someone who has. Chances are, that person has told you either how blown away they were by the movie or how bad they thought it was. You probably haven’t heard from many people who said something along the lines of “yeah, it was okay”, because that’s just not the kind of movie this is. It will leave an impression on you, regardless of how apathetic you are…

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[23 May 2008 | 10 Comments | ]
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

A mysterious artifact which has the power to change the world and seems to drive its bearer into madness and needs to be returned to its place of origin. Cate Blanchett appears in a supporting role. No hobbits appear this time around…

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[12 Dec 2005 | One Comment | ]

My wife is gone this weekend, so it’s just me and the boys. What better to do than load up the new mommywagon and take them to see King Kong? I checked the listings and see that it’s not coming until Tuesday. Crud. The Chronicles of Narnia is showing, though…

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[21 Nov 2005 | No Comment | ]

I took the family on pilgrimage to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire over the weekend. I say pilgrimage because all of us have read the books, and there’s usually some kind of tussle regarding who will get to read the new books first…

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[27 Aug 2005 | One Comment | ]

Not being outdoorsy people, my brother and I choose to spend Labor Day in the comfort of a movie theater. Most of the choices were pretty lame (penguins, romantic comedies, or pointless action flicks) so we had no trouble in deciding on The Brothers Grimm for our viewing pleasure…

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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…

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[3 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

Tonight was a big night for me. It seems that things have come full circle. In 1977, I remember going to the I-85 Twin Drive-In with my mother and sister in my mom’s mammoth 1973 Malibu Classic station wagon. We backed into the spot and popped the hatchback. The entire back of the car was filled with pillows, and the three of us sat and watched a movie that changed me to the core…

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[23 May 2005 | 7 Comments | ]

There aren’t many movies that generate the hype that the latest and supposed last of the Star Wars films has, despite the fact that this film doesn’t really merit such hype. After two previous installments that are generally considered inferior to the original trilogy, you’d think that Lucasites would be a bit jaded on the franchise…

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[8 Jun 2004 | No Comment | ]

Newsflash, in case you didn’t figure it out by now: SHREK 2 is now in theaters. Just in case the 42.7 commercial spots per hour didn’t clue you in. Or the visages of Fiona and Donkey giving you the evil eye every time you step into the Post Office…

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[3 Jun 2004 | No Comment | ]

Tonight, I got to go the Atlanta premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN. My old college roommate’s wife managed to snag a couple of passes from some contest on MTV. You see, she’s one of those folks who wholly submerged herself in the Cult of Frodo for the last several years…