• Posts Tagged ‘Awesome’

    The Fate of the Furious

    by  • April 18, 2017 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Ealasaid A. Haas Directed by: F. Gary Gray Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood Rated: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content, and language “The Fate of the Furious” is the eighth installment in the...

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    Deadpool

    by  • February 15, 2016 • Movie Reviews and Features

    “Deadpool” is one of those rare comic book adaptations that works for both the long-time fan and the newcomer. For those of us who've been longing for a feature film about the merc with the mouth, this is the movie we wanted. For folks who don't even know who the heck Deadpool is, if...

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    47 Ronin

    by  • December 30, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Carl Rinsch Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Jin Akanishi, Rinko Kikuchi, Min Tanaka Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements If you saw the trailers for “47 Ronin,” the Keanu Reeves vehicle helmed by Carl Rinsch (doing his first feature-length...

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    Thor: The Dark World

    by  • November 12, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe (which is distinct from but resonates with the comics) finished its first phase with “The Avengers,” and phase two is on its way with “Iron Man 3” and now “Thor: The Dark World.” Marvel is crafting this franchise of films so that they all interlock with each other in various...

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    Pacific Rim

    by  • July 16, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    “Pacific Rim” is one of those movies where the trailers don’t do it justice, but can still make it pretty obvious whether you want to see it or not. If the idea of Guillermo del Toro (“Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”) directing a movie in which enormous robots fight enormous alien sea monsters fills you with...

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    Iron Man 3

    by  • May 7, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Iron Man is back, this time in his own movie – but in an unusual move for an action flick, the events of his previous film (the record-setting “The Avengers”) are not only mentioned but having negative consequences for his mental health. He doesn’t have time to sit around and deal with his issues,...

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    Django Unchained

    by  • January 8, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    “Django Unchained” is, on its surface, a fairly straightforward “man is wronged and loses his woman, then meets a man who helps him achieve his quest to avenge himself and get his woman back” sort of story. It’s certainly easy to enjoy the film on that level, especially if you’re a fan of Quentin...

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    The Man with the Iron Fists

    by  • November 6, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The moment the opening credits for “The Man with the Iron Fists” start to roll, you can tell exactly what kind of movie it is. There’s an explanatory voiceover and a massive fight, paused periodically for over-saturated, old-school-style still frames for each credit -- and the credits are all in both English and Chinese....

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    The Avengers

    by  • May 8, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    "The Avengers" has been a long time coming. Starting with the post-credits scene in 2008's "Iron Man" and through the four following movies ("The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," and "Captain America"), expectations around this film have been building slowly but surely. There was a lot riding on this, and it does not...

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    The Cabin in the Woods

    by  • April 24, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The five teens from The Cabin in the Woods

    Some movies lend themselves to reviewing, and some don't. Last week's "Lockout" was a straightforward flick to write up. "The Cabin in the Woods" is anything but -- it has a very specific, narrow audience and you're either in it or you're not. If you are, you probably know it already and saw the...

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