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Use Your Illusion: The Magic of Inception

There’s no point in writing a review for this film, for one it’s been out for over a week (light years on the web), and the English-speaking world is divided into those who have seen it, and those who haven’t. Suffice to say it is pretty good. Actually it is unbelievably good. It’s everything that’s [...]

Hot Tub Time Machine Review

I was skeptical about this film at first, hence the lateness in writing a review, but I was worried all the 80′s movie references would go way over my head, but I’m happy that a friend talked me into it. Hot Tub Time Machine is actually a crass, beer-fueled bromance more akin to Superbad than [...]

The A-Team Review

I’ll be honest, the only exposure I’ve had to this television series has been with odd references, well spoofs actually, in animated series like Family Guy or the odd cameo by Mr. T – Not Another Teen Movie comes to mind: “Be the ball, and throw yourself.” Anyways, since the original series was before my [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 9 & 10

After leaving the treacherous hills of Peleliu, a battle not widely reported or documented, the Marines know that the fight will become tooth and nail as they get closer to the Japanese mainland. A while back I’d mentioned that all of these islands in the pacific are suprisingly absent of civilians, well in part nine [...]

Prince of Persia Review

Jerry Bruckheimer delivers another over-the-top fantasy action film, this time based on a video game. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is very similar to the Pirates of the Carribean series, with otherworldly aesthetics (a Bruckheimer hallmark) and feats of strength and ability that defy the laws of physics. In sixth century Persia, a [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 7 & 8

Part seven of the HBO mini series The Pacific sees Sledge and the Fifth Marines continue the fight for Peleliu after having taken the airfield in part six. Whereas the last episode marked Sledge’s birth by fire, this episode observes as he and his comrades turn into (or back into) a bunch “raggedy-ass Marines.” Unbeknownst [...]

A Nightmare Remake, The Horror

With the new A Nightmare on Elm Street being universally panned by critics, I thought it was time for me to brush up on the horror genre and finally see the classic Wes Craven creation. The original film was released before my time but there are plenty of fans who grew up with it and, [...]

Iron Man 2 Review

The anticipated sequel Iron Man 2 is a slick action flick based on the same formula as its predecessor. Tony Stark, after admitting he is Iron Man, has succesfully privatized world peace and refuses to share his technology with the U.S. Government. That much is clear from the trailer, but if you haven’t seen the [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 5 & 6

Parts five and six of the series mark the halfway point in the series. Up until this point the fighting has been rather stationary, with the Americans taking positions and holding them, with much success. Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello) and some other newly minted Marines arrive on Pavuvu, where he finds his pal Sidney Phillips [...]

Stieg Larsson, Bitch

It’s annoying when everyone starts raving about something you already discovered and have been raving about for ages. This happened to me. I was a huge Dave Chapelle fan before he got his show, I loved his stand-up but after he got famous I wanted to sack anyone who said ‘Rick James, bitch.’ So allow [...]